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Sparks native Byington, last of the Cold War generals, dies at 88

Douglas M. Byington, 88, died July 20, 2021.

John Tewell served 2 communities and numerous organizations

Former Elko and Fallon City Councilman John E. Tewell was remembered Saturday as not only a family man with a deep love of God but also as a public servant who served two communities on opposite ends of Nevada.

Navy begins investigation of NAS Fallon helicopter crash

Crew called out to search for lost hiker near Boundary Peak

A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter from Naval Air Station Fallon crashed near Mt. Hogue, Calif., late Friday afternoon while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations, but the crew couldn’t be safely rescued until Saturday afternoon.

Residents feel magnitude 5.9 earthquake

Aftershocks rattle small resort town south of Topaz Lake

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter near Walker, Calif., rolled through a two-state area Thursday afternoon causing minor damage and frayed nerves.

Fallon murder suspect ruled incompetent to stand trial

John O’Connor, 51, pleaded not guilty to four charges in 2019 to the murder of Charles E. “Bert” Miller at the Church of Latter-day Saints on July 22, 2018.

Sailors report to new NOSC facility

$24.8 million building at NAS Fallon houses more than 200 personnel

The Navy Reserve has taken a modernistic approach to the 21st century with the construction of Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC) including one at Naval Air Station Fallon.

Brophy says goodbye to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center

With the celebration last weekend of the Fourth of July and Churchill County’s remembrance of patriotism, apple pie, and Americana, the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center has a big voice in training to keep the United States safe.

A vintage Fourth of July weekend

Parade, Farmers Market begin the celebrations on Saturday; fireworks Sunday night

Fourth of July weekend rings in a parade, a Green Goddess Farmers Market, auto racing and fireworks on Sunday night to light up the clear, sparkling Nevada sky.

Former Councilman John Tewell dies

John Tewell, who served on the city councils of two Nevada cities, died June 20 at his home. He was 92. Tewell, who was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Elko, was honored by the city of Fallon on his 90th birthday in 2018. A graduate of Elko High School, Tewell worked for the Elko Daily Free Press for 30 years and served on the city council for eight years. Tewell also sold insurance for Farm Bureau Insurance.

Cool under pressure: Hall of Fame coach made his mark as a player, coach

A talented athlete in high school, Beach played on state championship games in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As a coach, he served as the offensive coordinator on three Greenwave football teams that won three state championships and guided the baseball team to back-to-back titles in 1977 and 1978. Beach, who died on June 15 after a brief illness, earned Nevada AA Coach of the Year honors in 1978.

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