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Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunts

April 19, 2019

The VFW is having an Easter egg hunt at Oats Park on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Three age groups: Infant to 4; 5-7 years old; 8-10 years old. Fallon Lions and Kiwanis Club Annual...


Annual city fire hydrant testing set from April 28-May 19

April 18, 2019

The City of Fallon and the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants during the evenings in April and May. The annual testing is vitally important to ensure the system is functioning properly...


Summit to help dairy and livestock producers reduce economic risk
Summit to help dairy and livestock producers reduce economic risk

April 17, 2019

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Risk Management Education Program presents the 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit to help agricultural businesses and government leaders create plans to minimize economic risk. The...


Annual livestock show and sale nears
Annual livestock show and sale nears

April 17, 2019

The 2019 Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is April 25-27 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Both the show and sale consist of swine, sheep, beef, goat, poultry and rabbit market animal classes, showmanship...



FPST concludes awareness week with walk, Earth Day
FPST concludes awareness week with walk, Earth Day

April 17, 2019

The Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe concludes a week of awareness and volunteering with its 19th annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk and Earth Day at Oats Park on Saturday. According to the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe,...


Trustees vote on tentative cuts to 2019-20 budget
Trustees vote on tentative cuts to 2019-20 budget

April 17, 2019

Churchill County School District trustees voted last Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting to approve approximately $2.5 million in tentative cuts to next year’s budget as proposed by a budget committee. After more than three...


A final farewell for a World War II veteran
A final farewell for a World War II veteran

April 17, 2019

FERNLEY — Life aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific provided its own grueling battle of survival, especially during the last two years of World War II when Japanese pilots and soldiers ramped up...


Dogs aren’t the only ones who can fetch
Dogs aren’t the only ones who can fetch

April 17, 2019

In a previous article I wrote about Guinness, not the beer, but a magnificent Manx cat who shared his life with me. I thought he was extraordinary because he played fetch just like a dog....


TCID’s general manager explains importance of agency
TCID’s general manager explains importance of agency

April 17, 2019

Rusty Jardine is passionate about the role he plays with the area’s water. As general manager of the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, Jardine explained the purpose of the agency and its importance to the Lahontan...



Birth announcements

April 17, 2019

To Jasmine and Jessie Nelson, Ella Eileen Nelson, born March 28, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces. To Adriana Gonzalez and Cody Taylor, Grace Penelope Taylor, born March 28, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and...


Birth announcements

April 17, 2019

To Jasmine and Jessie Nelson, Ella Eileen Nelson, born March 28, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces. To Adriana Gonzalez and Cody Taylor, Grace Penelope Taylor, born March 28, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and...


Fallon Swing Competition team brings home honors
Fallon Swing Competition team brings home honors

April 17, 2019

Members of the Gem State National Team Dance Championships: 1st place: Youth Swing Division 2 “Friend Like Me” 1st place: Youth Novelty Division 2 “River Dance” Gem State National Syllabus Competition: Youth Newcomer Cha Cha:...


Investors took an Intermission

April 15, 2019

The curtain appeared to close on the first act of 2019 last week – and what an impressive act it was. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered some dramatic returns and is less than...


Rural Roundup holds annual tourism event in Fallon
Rural Roundup holds annual tourism event in Fallon

April 12, 2019

A photographer, a winemaker and other Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner on Thursday in Fallon. Six Excellence in Tourism...


High water levels expected in Lahontan Valley
High water levels expected in Lahontan Valley

April 10, 2019

Topic:  HIGH WATER LEVELS EXPECTED IN MOST VALLEY WATERWAYS In consequence to higher than anticipated run-off forecasts for the Carson River Watershed, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District has commenced “flood operations” throughout the Lahontan Valley, according to...


April kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month
April kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 10, 2019

Although April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month in every community and state, the combined efforts between government agencies and private organizations extends to every month, especially in Churchill County. “Each one of you has a...



Military funeral planned for 15 unclaimed veterans
Military funeral planned for 15 unclaimed veterans

April 10, 2019

The Nevada Veterans Coalition is conducting its 17th mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday by honoring 15 veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained...