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Golf course improving under new management

December 28, 2017 — One year ago, the Fallon Golf Course changed hands to be run by the non-profit Fallon Golf Course Inc. Marty Davis, the PGA pro and general manager at the course, said things have been going well this year. He said the team has been working

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Ex-Fallon graduate becomes Oakland A’s strength and conditioning coach

December 21, 2017 — A once-in-a-lifetime internship has paid off for a recent Fallon grad. After completing an internship with an Australian team during the Rugby U20 World Championships this summer, Josh Morrison has accepted the position as the Latin American strength and conditioning coach for the Oakland Athletics.

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Fallon team wins division at Thanksgiving tourney

December 7, 2017 — Twenty teams participated in this year's Thanksgiving Holiday Classic basketball tournament. The co-ed teams were comprised of students in grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Teams from Fallon were joined by teams from Yerington, Schurz, Wadsworth, Nixon, Silver Springs, Dayton, Owyhee and Bishop, Calif. The tournament

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Golfing for the hub

November 9, 2017 — The Fallon Food Hub's Love Your Hub golf tournament was a success Saturday, bringing the community together to support local agriculture and enjoy a day of golf. Kelli Kelly, interim executive director of the food hub, said there were 30 participants spread between nine teams

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High school rodeo club on top in Ely

October 31, 2017 — The Fallon high school and junior high rodeo clubs were on fire in its second meet of the season for the White Pine rodeo in Ely. Both teams had a number of participants place in the top five of events. Cari Norcutt said there was

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A new tournament begins to benefit Fallon Food Hub

October 31, 2017 — The inaugrual Love Your Hub golf tournament kicks off Saturday at the Fallon Golf Course. Hosted by the Fallon Food Hub, the tournament starts with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with teams checking in at 9. All proceeds will benefit the food hub. The

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Making a dream come true

October 5, 2017 — Western Heritage Group and the city of Fallon granted a wish over the weekend, allowing 8-year-old Wyatt Logan to spend a day as a cowboy. Earlier this year, Wyatt, from Redding, Calif., was diagnosed with a unique form of inoperable Stage 2 cancer. He has

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Shooting for a world championship

October 5, 2017 — The Cowboy Fast Draw Association is celebrating its 15th anniversary in Fallon this year with its signature event through Sunday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Cowboy Fast Draw is a western-themed shooting sport which features wax bullet ammunition allowing competitions to be held almost anywhere.

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Rattlesnake Raceway remembers 9-11

September 12, 2017 — In honor of the anniversary of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks, Rattlesnake Raceway dedicated Saturday's races to all those effected by the attacks. During the opening ceremonies, the track and spectators remembered those lost in the attack; they also expressed their appreciation for the first responders

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5-Tathalon draws 9 teams in inaugural event

August 22, 2017 — The inaugural 5-Tathalon welcomed nine teams two weeks ago, resulting in another successful fundraiser for the Greenwave wrestling team. "We were hoping for 10 in the first year but we would like to double that next year," said Missy McCormick of the Greenwave Takedown Wrestling

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Riding for a legacy

August 17, 2017 — The streets of Fallon were filled with the roar of 400 motorcycles Wednesday evening as the 12th annual Legion Riders Legacy Run rolled into town. The group stopped in Fallon on its way to Reno for the American Legion national convention, which starts today. The

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Preparing for the fall

August 17, 2017 — As schools begin the fall semester, the county's summer programs come to a close and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department starts preparing for its fall events. "We're transitioning into our after school programming," said Jorge Guerrero, director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Victory as part of the Pack

August 15, 2017 — The presence of a local fighter raised the excitement in the 10th annual Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights Saturday. Oscar "Chapito" Vasquez took on Javier Gallo in the main event, winning after 10 rounds by unanimous decision. Vasquez was clearly the crowd favorite — Chants of

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Results from Rattlesnake Raceway

August 15, 2017 — Gen-X Shane Boyd, 0.000 Cameran Wilhelm, 0.000 Car 29, 12:35.509 Josh Evans, 0.000 Sienna Burgess, 0.000 Hobby Stock Dan Dias, 18:51.407 Cody Morris, 18:52.794 Royce Goetz, 18:53.787 Scott Tenney, 18:54.359 Dennis Buehn, 18:56.587 Crystal Kotney, 18:58.195 Jimmy Ray Huffmon, 0.000 Jeff Willis, 18:59.156 Tami Buehn,

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Fallon Fights about to begin

August 8, 2017 — The 10th annual Fallon Fights is right around the corner. The fights kick off Saturday in the main arena of the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds' gates open at 6 p.m. and the first fight begins at 7 p.m. Last year's event had seven bouts.

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Rattlesnake Raceway Results

August 3, 2017 — Gen-X Will Evenson, 16:06.322 Josh Evans, 0.000 Maddison Hood, 16:11.435 Sienna Burgess, 0.000 Amanda Scramlin, 0.000 Jesse Showe, 0.000 Hobby Stock Mikki Beuchat, 16:07.238 Dave Ausano, 16:08.733 Randy Boyd, 16:09.015 Shane Cazel, 16:12.649 Dan Dias, 0.000 Chris Christiano, 16:13.338 Cody Morris, 16:14.275 Shayna Nieman, 16:16.253

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Getting in the ring

August 1, 2017 — The 10th annual Fallon Rural Rumble returns to the Churchill County Fairgrounds, Aug. 12, with Reno's own Oscar "Chapito" Vasquez, 12-1, 2 KO as the main event. Vasquez, ranked No. 15 by the World Boxing Organization, returns to Fallon Rural Rumble for the seventh time.

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Providing Christmas in July

July 18, 2017 — In it's inaugural year, the High Desert Detachment Marine Corp League's Toys for Tots golf tournament raised about $1,400 to help bring Christmas to children in need. There were 39 participants in the tournament, resulting in nine teams of four and one team of three.

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Big things are coming

July 18, 2017 — Business at the Fallon Golf Course has been booming this summer. Part of this falls to new management from Fallon Golf Course, Inc. and golf pro Marty Davis, who took over management of the facility earlier this year. During the July breakfast meeting of the

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Kart results from Rattlesnake Raceway

July 13, 2017 — 250/500 Jacob Dias, 12:17.809 Blake Rauscher, 12:18.460 Ollie Gibbons, 0.000 Evan Rauscher, 12:19.906 Trey Walters, 6:27.152 Chase Walters, 0.000 Beginners Peyton Albury, 0.000 Corbin Seay, 12:05.841 Logan Goffinet, 12:08.327 Michael Johnson, 0.000 Kaden Detomasi, 0.000 Alexis McBroome, 12:16.020 Adrian Richard, 8:20.081 Kiley Detomasi, 0.000 Audrey

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