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Experienced leaders aid Carson City MPs in Romania

The detachment is beginning to wrap up its deployment to Romania.

Residents warned of spring flooding in Churchill County

Churchill County residents are being warned that flooding may be more of a problem this spring than six years ago.

Nevada Guard female soldiers patrol, serve as desk sergeants in Romania

The 137th Military Police Co., from Carson City deployed to Romania last summer.

Ceremonies mark Vietnam Remembrance Day on Saturday

VVA chapter 388 in Carson City begins the observances with a ceremony at Mills Park beginning at 11 a.m.

Officials monitor Carson River, highway culverts

Water running high at Bafford Lane bridge.

Veterans attend military day at Legislature

Late founder of the United Veterans Legislative Council remembered during opening ceremony.

Ceremonies mark Vietnam Remembrance Day

Sparks, Carson City host events to honor military men, women who served in Southeast Asia.

Veterans honored at Nevada Legislature

The Nevada National Guard and Nevada Department of Veterans Services sponsored Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature.

Nevada to Romania: Meeting the air commander

U.S.-Romanian relationship helps ensure stability in an important region.

Romania: On the road again

The Nevada Army National Guard’s 137th Military Police Co. provides law enforcement functions at Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport.

TCID begins flood mitigation

Sierra water content equals about two Lahontan reservoirs.

World War II’s deceptive game-changer

Ghost Army exhibit opens at Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Romania: On the road again

The Nevada Army National Guard’s 137th Military Police Co., is serving in Romania.

Great Basin Bull Sale branded a success

Rafter 3C Arena combines two events, adds video technology.

Romanian capital Bucharest serves as Cold War reminder

Bucharest, with more than 2 million people, is one of eastern Europe's main trading and tech centers.

Reporting from Romania: An eye toward Ukraine

Nevada MPs deployed to Eastern Europe provide security at NATO base.

‘Looking down on history’ — Fallon vet reflects on duty in two wars

Fallon's 95-year-old Ernest “Ernie” Heying saw action aboard six aircraft carriers.

BLM: Questions remain on FRTC expansion

The FRTC will add 558,535 acres for military training; BLM manager presents commissioners with review.

Northern Nevada vets home benefits from project

The military community joined hands to convert three small rooms into storage areas for arts and crafts.

VA looks at new Reno medical center

Clinics such as Fallon’s will still provide services for rural Nevada.

NAS Fallon conducts annual readiness exercise

'Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain"=' is implemented yearly within the continental U.S.

Veterans’ priorities outlined for 82nd Legislature

Each year, the Nevada Veterans Legislative Summit is conducted in January to outline its top priorities for the Legislature.

Moooo-ving the bulls

Two bull sales to combine into a single event.

Lombardo to attend local Lincoln Day dinner

Churchill County Republican group says Gov. Joe Lombardo will attend the event on March 18.

County approves huge housing developments

Residents tell commissioners the project will lead to more traffic, water problems.

VFW awards Voice of Democracy contestants

This year’s theme — “Why Are Veterans Important” — was for students in the 9th through 12th grades.

Cattlemen’s Update crisscrosses Nevada

Presentations aim to help food producers deal with a wide range of subjects.

Trustees hire search firm for new superintendent

Trustees approved a contract for $15,000, which will include expenses.

CCSD trustees begin search for new superintendent

School board leaning toward an outside search to replace Stephens.

VFW names District 4 Teacher of the Year

Fallon English teacher Heather Benjamin advances to the state level.

Community honors outgoing commissioners

Event recognizes accomplishments of board’s chairman and Assembly-bound lawmaker.

CCSD's Summer Stephens offers resignation

Churchill County superintendent plans to leave post at the end of June.

County's election winners sworn in

Judge Thomas Stockard also administered oaths to four school board members who were elected in November.

Wishing Tree: Making Christmas brighter for area families

Program volunteers distribute toys, clothing days before St. Nick arrives

Fallon Ford donates more than $43K to local groups

Fallon Ford-Toyota presented checks totaling $43,850 to 14 organizations that range from youth clubs and athletics to the Willian N. Pennington Life Center.

County school board honors its outgoing trustees

Members of the Churchill County board thanked two trustees who are leaving public service.

Commissioners learn how FRTC expansion affects county

The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act includes the Fallon range expansion.

CTE roundtable discusses future workforce needs

The American workforce will need more workers by 2025, according to multiple reports.

Volunteers needed to place wreaths at Fallon cemetery

Annual event honors thousands of U.S. veterans at home and abroad.

Approval of NDAA takes one step closer to passage

Final Senate vote may take place this week

Community and military leaders are applauding recent action on the Fallon Range Training Complex expansion and modernization that’s included in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

Reflections of Pearl Harbor: Ceremonies honor 81st anniversary of attack

The Dec. 7 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into World War II.

Reflections of Pearl Harbor

Ceremonies remember 81st anniversary of a surprise attack on Oahu

Hundreds of residents from the mainland United States are traveling to Honolulu this week.

Veterans recognized for their educational paths at area colleges

Three local veterans each recently received a $3,000 college scholarship.

American Legion fills void at the holidays

More than 50 volunteers prepare or deliver food to area senior citizens.

New flags wave over the CCHS basketball court

Loni (Johnston) Faught, a 1997 CCHS graduate, was the volunteer coordinator of the effort to bring new flags to the gym.

Section of downtown city block demolished

A & K Earth Movers recently began demolishing buildings immediately south of the Nugget to Lumos and Associates to make room for future expansion.

Small Business Saturday event returns

The Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association are encouraging residents to stay in Fallon and patronize small businesses.

A morning to remember: Honor Flight's unexpected stop at Arlington

The event marked the first time in 28 years Mary Kilgore of Spanish Springs had visited her former husband’s final resting place.

WNC's Dalpe brings school overview to Fallon Rotary

Dr. J. Kyle Dalpe was tabbed as WNC's interim president after Dr. Vincent Solis resigned on Dec. 31, 2021.

Honor Flight invites Gold Star families to nation’s capital

Fallon couple reflects on a son who died 10 years ago in Afghanistan.