Posts by The Publisher

Library Services Meeting

Submitted by the Churchill County Library — The Churchill County Library belongs to an organization called the Nevada Library Cooperative. CoOp for short. Benefits to the Churchill County community allows borrowing from other member libraries. For example, if Churchill County Library doesn’t have a title and Lyon County does, they will ship it to this…

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Blockchain Technology for Government Efficiencies

by Senator Ben Kieckhefer — Efficient government operations are supported by all Nevadans, and they should expect that the state will be a leader in the adoption of technology that makes government even more efficient. We can — and we must — take the major steps toward efficiency provided by the use of blockchain technology.…

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TCID Water Users’ Meeting — Carson Division March 27th

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will hold the Newlands Project, Carson Division, Annual Water Users’ Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the County Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor Street, in Fallon. TCID General Manager Rusty Jardine said the water year will start with a 100% allocation and the District expects to begin…

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Omaha Track Rail Park Approved

by Leanna Lehman — Omaha Track, represented by Lisa Roberts and Jeff Peterson of Omaha Nebraska, appeared before the Churchill County Planning Commission Wednesday, March 13th seeking a special use permit to develop a rail park. Omaha Track is currently sorting and storing railroad ties at 1006 Nevada Street in Hazen and intends to build…

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Author Event Saturday — Don’t Skip Out on Me

by Carol Lloyd — Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand from Tonopah who was abandoned by his parents, leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny. Vlautin’s writings…

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The Cocktail Napkin – It’s Finally Spring!

By Jo Petteruti, Mixologist and Owner, Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room   I don’t know about you all, but for me this winter seemed to go on and on…. And, while our valley can certainly use the extra water that a wet winter brings us, it’s still always nice to see the signs of Spring. March 20…

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Library Holds Reception for Local Artist Denise Johnson

by Leanna Lehman — Churchill County Library hosted a reception for local artist, Denise Johnson on Tuesday, March 19th. Using a unique layering process, Johnson combines items like cheesecloth, hot and cold waxes, vintage laces, teabags, along with a variety of paints and pigments to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. The former owner of Art Seeds…

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Cigar Box Guitars Made Right Here in Fallon

by Leanna Lehman — Local retired Navy serviceman and Nevada corrections officer, Charlie Pope, recently took up the unusual craft of making cigar box guitars. As a lifelong musician, he has always been able to work on his own instruments, but had never tried his hand at making one –until now. In 2017, Pope’s sister…

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Banner Health First to Offer BrainScope in Northern Nevada

Submitted by Banner Health — Patients in northern Nevada will benefit from a new technology that allows for quicker assessments of head injuries, including concussions. Doctors at Banner Health Center in Fernley and the Banner Health Clinic in Fallon are now offering BrainScope, a non-invasive, hand-held device used to make head injury assessments on site…

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Letters to the Editor — Remembering the Past and Designing a Future

The sign that once stood off of Highway 50 below Bench Road encouraged a phone call if you noticed odors. I was unaware of the seriousness of the situation that began in 2007. I didn’t follow the newspaper stories but I’ve since learned the sign was from a small but tough community in the midst…

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