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Fallon celebrates Armed Forces Day

Annual event features guest speakers to a poker run

Fallon’s Essie Burriss is as red, blue and white as anyone in the Lahontan Valley.

Nevada vet services Director Kat Miller honored at retirement

Katherine “Kat” Miller officially retired April 30 after spending 10 years as the Nevada Department of Veterans Services director.

Museum director leaves Fallon for NYC

Teri Hedgpeth accepts position with Madison Square Garden Entertainment

After a year of tragedy and the coronavirus pandemic, Churchill County needed a director to move the museum forward.

The forgotten soldiers: Tribute honors Fort Churchill’s Civil War veterans

More than 160 years ago, the Nevada territory began attracting more settlers to a barren, yet pristine land. The California Gold Rush of 1849 beckoned thousands of opportunists to travel across the Great Basin to California looking for riches. Ten years later, the discovery of the Comstock Silver Lode enticed more people to come Virginia City’s Comstock with the dreams of striking it rich and building that mansion on the hill.

Churchill County’s rural way of life

Commissioners vote to update building codes

After listening to county residents voice their opposition for almost 90 minutes to a new coding chart affecting residential areas, the Churchill County commissioners unanimously voted April 20 to accept the new code structure that will streamline the current residential districts and a third code for intensive multi-family residential units.

Awards cap off Military Child Month

Community recognizes school district for Purple Star award

Although he had a tour in Fallon almost 20 years ago, the naval air station’s new commanding officer arrived at right time during the Month of the Military Child.

Fire department hosts street dance

The Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department, along with the federal fire department at Naval Air Station Fallon, is hosting a street fare on Carson Street, said firefighter Chris Henning.

Texas' Cruz stumps for Laxalt at area rallies

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz praised former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Former Nevada Army Guard’s commander ends military career

Fallon native Michael Hanifan steps down after 36 years

After nearly four decades in the active-duty U.S. Army and Nevada Army Guard, Fallon native Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan retired from military service at the end of February.

Rafter center hosts junior livestock show

4-H and FFA students show their animals at the long-running county event

One of the premier junior livestock shows in Nevada opens today and with the youth from the county’s 4-H groups and the FFA will present their animals at the fairground’s new Rafter 3C Center.

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