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A lot to get in your suitcase

October 22, 2019

Last week was like an overstuffed suitcase that busts open on the baggage carousel. A lot was unpacked in a surprising and disorderly fashion. There was some positive news for investors who prioritize fundamentals. Third...


Greater Nevada Credit Union opens Fernley branch

October 16, 2019

Greater Nevada Credit Union hosted a community event celebrating the grand opening of its new Fernley branch on Oct. 1. Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington Jr. and members of the Fernley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Veterans...


The railroad transformed both Nevada, USA

October 16, 2019

A feat as worthy as man walking on the moon 50 years ago came almost one century before that monumental achievement when East met West. On May 10, 1869, a golden spike driven into the...



Attention! Rising stars in Fallon

October 16, 2019

Be prepared for fireworks at the debut of The Dead Cat Bounce on Oct. 26 at the Fallon Convention Center. This year’s CAPS Murder Mystery has a star-studded cast that you won’t want to miss....


JOP weighs in on Nevada court ruling

October 16, 2019

The Nevada Supreme Court opinion saying domestic battery defendants have the right to a jury trial has left justice courts around the state struggling to figure out just how to implement the order. The high...


Lewis cancels Saturday performance at Barkley Theater

October 16, 2019

Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis has cancelled her Saturday performance in Fallon. She was scheduled to appear with her band at the Barkley Theater. According to Valerie Serpa, executive director of the Churchill Arts Council,...


Show ‘n Shine

October 16, 2019

South Maine Street transformed itself for a Show ‘n Shine Show of classic automobiles and trucks last week. Steve Ranson / LVN photos


Commissioners meet Wednesday afternoon

October 14, 2019

The Churchill County Commission will meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Agenda items include the following: Presentation recognizing Churchill County’s support and sponsorship of the 2019 Fallon Lions...


Churchill County launches redesigned website

October 9, 2019

Churchill County relaunched its website this morning with a new, modern look, better functionality and more responsive design. “We are pleased to offer this updated resource to our community and those interested in moving here...


NDOT gathering public input on rural transit services and needs

October 9, 2019

The Nevada Department of Transportation hosted community workshops including one in Fallon last year to gather input on challenges and unmet passenger transportation needs in rural Nevada, including rural community needs for public transportation to...


Work For Warriors Nevada to host career fair

October 9, 2019

Work For Warriors Nevada is set to host its Law Enforcement/First Responder Career Fair in Reno at Idlewild Park’s California Building on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. There...


DVI receives good news for awareness month

October 9, 2019

Much has happened during the past year with Churchill County’s Domestic Violence Intervention program. As DVI begins its annual awareness month, director Karen Moessner had some good news to report that will help victims of...


It’s fall and mystery is in the air

October 9, 2019

I can feel electricity charging the atmosphere because it’s time for CAPS annual Murder Mystery Theater. This year’s production, “The Dead Cat Bounce,” written by Christopher Daniels, is a deliciously devious drama that will delight...


CCSD receives school ratings from state

October 9, 2019

The Nevada Department of Education released the 2018-19 ratings of two Churchill County schools that retained similar scores from the previous assessment. Churchill County High School received a star rating of 3 out of 5,...



Banner Health digital assistant joins ER teams

October 2, 2019

The latest innovation by Banner Health aims to help answer an oft-asked question from patients who visit the emergency room: “How long is this going to take?” Banner’s conversational chatbot has been launched in emergency...



Apply now for Nevada Promise Scholarship

October 2, 2019

Now is the time for Nevada high school seniors to apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship. High school students who will graduate from a Nevada high school in spring 2020 and who plan to attend...


Grammy winner appears in Fallon on Oct. 19

October 2, 2019

Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol’ Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has...