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Steve Ranson

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Navy League features new Top Gun commander

Felloney discusses history, mission of the Advanced Fighter Weapons School

Cmdr. Blaine Felloney has returned to his desert home in the Oasis of Nevada.

Fallon wreath group seeks volunteers

Annual nationwide Wreaths Across America ceremony is set for Dec. 16.

Fallon’s tourism director focuses on future

December begins with a tree-lighting and ends with fireworks.

American Legion delivers Thanksgiving meals

Volunteers prepare holiday meals for the county’s elderly residents.

Women’s veterans exhibit in Carson through Nov. 27

“Through Our Eyes: The Women Veteran’s Experience” focuses on both achievements and obstacles women face in the military.

American Legion seeks volunteers to deliver holiday meals

Volunteers delivered 130 meals to seniors last year and another 92 dinners for residents who dined at the American Legion.

Guard veteran: ‘We all served’

Pyramid Lake Veterans and Warriors president Brenda Henry spent 27 years serving her state, country.

USS Nevada sailor places wreath on ship’s memorial

Richard Ramsey served on the battleship at Normandy and in the Pacific

100-year-old Richard “Dick” Ramsey was on the USS Nevada for 31 months, with his first action in Normandy.

Fallon’s 1-star rankings

CCHS produced 4 generals over 20 years

Fallon residents have grown accustomed to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center — a.k.a. Top Gun — and its mission over the clear blue Nevada skies and parched desert land below as pilots train for any conflict in the world. Churchill County also takes pride in the number of men and women who have enlisted in the National Guard. During the last generation of soldiers, Fallon claimed another distinction … the home of four one-star generals.

Honoring vets: Veterans Day parades, observances and other area events

The annual Veterans Day Parade in Virginia City begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Veterans Day: Zip Upham enriched lives at NAS Fallon

Retired public affairs officer became a community fixture.

Prominent realtor, WWII veteran dies

Ernest Heying served community, country; a Rosary is set for Nov. 10, with the funeral on Nov. 11.

Fallon’s balanced offense downs Lowry again

Next up: The Greenwave will hit the road for a second-round rematch at Elko.

Fallon wraps regular season with 41-7 win over Lowry

Next up: A rematch with the Buckaroos to open the 3A North playoffs.

Mackedon in mix to lead state Charter School Authority

Fallon educator one of three finalists to be considered by Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo.

Fallon hammers Spring Creek in playoffs rematch

Greenwave gives Hall of Fame inductees a 40-8 win as a bonus.

Tedford to speak at Hall of Fame induction

Tickets remain for Saturday night’s dinner at the convention center.

Cowboy Fast Draw a passion for shooters

Rafter 3C Arena hosts the annual event, which is expected to attract hundreds of competitors.

Oasis Academy breaks ground on new high school

The school is scheduled to open in time for a fall semester in 2024.

Seventh-graders receive copies of U.S. Constitution

The final draft of the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1789, by members of the Constitutional Convention.

Truckee rolls to 35 points in 3A football showdown

Fallon scores first, but Wolverines rally to grab top spot in 3A North standings.

Fast Draw 2024 announces August dates

Event changes dates net year for various reasons

The Fastest Gun Alive-World Championship Fast Draw has announced it is shifting dates next year from October to August.

NAS Fallon commander reflects on life after 9/11

Terrorist attacks caused the military to ramp up training, patrols

Twenty-two years ago, Sept. 11 began as a normal one for Capt. Shane Tanner, the current commander of Naval Air Station Fallon who spoke at this year’s Fallon 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

The importance of remembering: Tedford said 9/11 is an important part of American history

The annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony has been conducted every year since 2002 in the courtyard behind Fallon City Hall with Mayor Ken Tedford reminding the guests of the devastation caused when terrorists hijacked four passenger jets, crashing three of them into buildings, and causing another to nosedive into a field in western Pennsylvania.

Fallon rolls to 49-6 win over Sparks

Wave travels to Truckee on Friday for key 3A game

Fallon rolled to its second straight lopsided win Friday in Northern 3A football with a 49-6 win over Sparks. The Wave’s next game will truly test its mettle on both offense and defense. The Greenwave, 3-1 overall and 2-0 in league, travels to Truckee on Friday for a 7 p.m. game. The Wolverines are 5-0 after a home win against Fernley.

Local veterans visit National WWII Museum

Gary Sinise Foundation sponsors trips, gives back to those who served

Local veterans accompanied by high-school students from Bishop Manogue High School departed Reno Wednesday morning to New Orleans where they’ll spend the next two days at the National World War II museum.

Fallon opens 3A season with big win over Vikings

Adams, Grondin lead Greenwave to 48-0 win in league opener.

Carson City marks anniversary of 9/11 attack

The Carson City Christian Ministerial Fellowship is inviting the community to gather at Mills Park on Monday at 6 p.m.

Wolf Pack at USC: A century in the making

100 years ago, Nevada and USC played in the second game ever at the L.A. Coliseum.

City prepares for annual 9/11 remembrance

Police car used by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is on display at convention center.

Fallon prepares for Labor Day weekend

Junior rodeo begins Friday with queen contest.

Festival '23: Cantaloupes, exhibits and entertainment

Fallon's annual Cantaloupe Festival, Country Fair opens Friday

Festival spotlight: The county’s melon meisters

This weekend's events showcase the area’s agricultural offerings.

Fallon murder suspect will stay in psychiatric facility

John O’Connor, 53, pleaded not guilty in 2018 to four charges in the murder of Charles “Bert” Miller.

Fallon football falls following late Reed score

Raiders escape with season-opening 23-16 win in 5A-3A matchup.

Free concert kicks off Community Wide Reunion

Returning Greenwave graduates represent more than 20 classes.

Reno car show raises money to help area veterans

Vietnam veteran Frank Greenwood and many of his friends and sponsors will host Cars & Stripes, a classic car celebration, on Saturday at 3306 Kietzke Lane.

‘Books, Bites and Beverages’ fundraiser this week

Library’s major fundraiser provides for books, programs.

Missing in Nevada ceremony honors forgotten veterans

Coalition has identified more than 350 military members since 2016.

‘Missing in Nevada’ service to honor 19 veterans Friday

The first Missing in Nevada funeral since 2019 will remember 19 veterans Friday starting at 10 a.m.

Reno exhibit shows how America reacted to Holocaust

A 1,100 square-foot traveling exhibit at the Northwest Reno Library will close Aug. 18,

Hundreds attend Fallon Community Day

Local organizations team up to hand out school supplies and backpacks.

Senate Defense bill funds Fallon, Hawthorne projects

Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen voted for the NDAA.

Blood battle: Deputies outdraw police department

CCSO edges Fallon Police by one unit for annual Battle of the Badges title.

Fallon Community Day nears for area students

Local businesses donate school supplies at annual event.

City, county terminate state of emergency

Mitigation efforts help to prevent flooding in the Lahontan Valley.

Community reunion countdown: One month to go

The list of expected classes is growing; the event could be larger than the 2022 reunion weekend.

National Guard promotes career officer to general

Dan Waters reflects on a 40-year career that began in Panama.

Brown announces second run for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, a first-term moderate, is one of Republicans’ top targets in 2024.

Local temperatures to hit triple digits

Lahontan Valley can expect hot weather through July 20.