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Fernley resident indicted for fraud

May 20, 2019

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Ernest Aldridge, 78, of Fernley, and Clarence Willis, 76, of Las Vegas, were indicted on a total of nine felony charges for their roles...



Meet the Queens: Fallon Portuguese Festa this weekend
Meet the Queens: Fallon Portuguese Festa this weekend

May 15, 2019

The annual Portuguese Festa takes place this weekend at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. The crowning of the senior, junior and mini queens takes place with linguica and a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday and the...


Operation Battle Born’s 400-mile ruck-sack march
Operation Battle Born’s 400-mile ruck-sack march

May 14, 2019

Veterans and scores of volunteers from both ends of Nevada — and somewhere in between — are remembering almost 7,000 of their fallen comrades from the Global War on Terrorism this month as part of...



Summer Reading Program- A Universe of Stories!

May 14, 2019

Children, teens, and adults are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) beginning May 28. SRP is designed to encourage children to read during the summer months to prevent the “summer slide”...


I’ll see you at Bark in the Park!
I’ll see you at Bark in the Park!

May 14, 2019

Watson here and I will be looking for you at the fairgrounds on Saturday. This is best dog event ever! Well, it’s the only dog event where I get to see my friends. There will...


Local author releases two new books
Local author releases two new books

May 14, 2019

Fernley author and illustrator Mary Jean Kelso will sign books at the Fallon Convention Center Saturday at the Armed Forces Day celebration. The activities and a craft show will be hosted by Fallon Lights of...


Student tells trustees middle-school track is an eyesore
Student tells trustees middle-school track is an eyesore

May 14, 2019

A Churchill County Middle School student presented a thorough and informative report to the trustees last week showing the deteriorating condition of the school’s track and infield. Liam Nelson spoke at the Churchill County School...


Belle Isle was once a popular Reno amusement park
Belle Isle was once a popular Reno amusement park

May 14, 2019

But often overlooked amidst all the bright lights and concrete of downtown Reno is an island of serenity that is known as Wingfield Park. Interestingly, what most people think of as Wingfield Park actually encompasses...


Center Street Farmers Market returns in June

May 14, 2019

Spring is the time of year when our local farmers begin harvesting their amazing fresh fruits and vegetables. This year, Center Street Farmers Market is partnering with The Twisted Branch. “We are combining efforts with...


Trade talk trouble took a toll last week

May 13, 2019

Major U.S. stock indices moved lower when trade talks between the United States and China broke down. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Index all finished the week...


Happy Mother’s Day to “Pet Moms”
Happy Mother’s Day to “Pet Moms”

May 8, 2019

Petting Watson and looking into his eyes made me realize how much the boy dog has added to our lives. Yes, he is our furry child. I know many people who refer to their pets...


NDOT opens new Maine Street bridge over L-Line Canal
NDOT opens new Maine Street bridge over L-Line Canal

May 8, 2019

The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened South Maine Street following replacement of a bridge over the L-Line Canal. A southern portion of bridge just north of Wildes Road (State Route 118) was closed since...



Fallon Kiwanis Club disbands due to low membership
Fallon Kiwanis Club disbands due to low membership

May 8, 2019

After serving the community for almost 68 years, the Fallon Kiwanis Club disbanded at the end of April because of a lack of membership. “We can’t grow the club,” said Mike Mader, who has served...



WNC recognizes PTK Honor Society inductees
WNC recognizes PTK Honor Society inductees

May 8, 2019

Western Nevada College celebrated the induction of 43 students into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies on April 24 and April 26 on the college’s Carson City and Fallon campuses. The mission...


State weeds out information

May 8, 2019

As spring progresses in the Lahontan Valley, one thing is for certain. It’s the beginning of weed season. Sean Gephart, an agriculturist with the Plant Industry Division of the Nevada Department of Agriculture, gave county...


Nevada livestock show begins today in Reno
Nevada livestock show begins today in Reno

May 8, 2019

The Nevada Junior Livestock Show, in partnership with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program, FFA and Grange Youth, presents its 80th annual Nevada Junior Livestock Show today through Saturday in Reno....