Churchill County

 

 

Churchill County, Nevada, located an hour east of Reno, is approaching a population of 25,000 and continues to grow at a measured pace in light of the economic expansion of Northern Nevada.  The local economy is supported by a strong agriculture industry that includes alfalfa, corn, dairies, and a growing local produce sector. Fallon Naval Air Station -- the Navy's "aircraft carrier in the desert" employs a large sector of the community between navy and civilian personnel. County Commissioners Pete Olsen, Bus Scharmann, and Carl Erquiaga represent the community, while County Manager Jim Barbee conducts the daily administrative duties.  Recently hired, Anne McMillin serves as the Public Information Officer and can be reached at 775-423-2266.

 

Point in Time counts homeless in Churchill County

By Editor | July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman —  The world is changing and Churchill County is changing along with it. More and more families are finding themselves dispossessed of permanent housing. While the population of chronically homeless individuals continues to grow, so does the number of situationally homeless. Those individuals have lost their homes and cannot afford, or find,…

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Planning commission makes county resident homeless

By Editor | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman — Fallon resident, Margo Weldy, lost her Temporary Use Permit at the June planning commission meeting, when the seven member commission unanimously agreed to terminate her permit. A TUP allows individuals to reside temporarily on their residence during the construction or placement of an on-site permanent dwelling and must be renewed annually.…

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4th of July Celebration Plans

By Editor | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Fallon Downtown Merchants Association presents the “Home Means Fallon” parade.  The parade begins at 10:00 on July 4th and parade awards will be provide in a number of categories.  See the attached Parade Application for categories and registration forms. The Community Picnic in the Park is at the Fairgrounds and gates open at 10:30…

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Funds available to serve hungry and homeless

By Editor | June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Submitted courtesy of the United Way — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra announces that the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA has awarded $276,840.00 in federal funds, for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, to jurisdictions in Northern Nevada. Public and private organizations may apply for federal funds for supplemental funding of programs…

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ARRL Field Day is ham radio open house.

By Editor | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

submitted by Mike Adams (K7MKA) — Every fourth weekend in June (this weekend on June 22nd and 23rd), more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill, and service to our communities and our nation. ARRL is the American Radio Relay League, the…

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Lattin Road sewer consolidation project begins June 24

By Editor | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Traffic delays, construction noise and dust to be expected during month-long project Submitted courtesy of Churchill County — Churchill County will begin construction on the Lattin Road sewer consolidation project on June 24. The project will connect 25 properties on Lattin Road and Dallas Drive to the county wastewater system. The County Board of Commissioners…

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County Commission Highlights

By Editor | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leanna Lehman — County Commissioners met Thursday, June 6th to vote on a variety of agenda items with several positive outcomes for Churchill County. County Revenues: Sales tax for March was 6% higher than last year DVI Office Secure: Domestic Violence Intervention renewed its lease with the county and will be able to provide safe…

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County Health Report Card

By Editor | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leanna Lehman — The overall health and quality of life for Churchill County residents is steadily improving, according to the most recent Rankings Report, an assessment of the health and wellness of communities across the country. During the most recent meeting of the Churchill County Board of Health, Shannon Ernst, director of the county Social…

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Koenig in Commission Race

By Editor | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greg Koenig threw his hat in the ring for county commissioner on Wednesday at the Republican Central Committee meeting. An optometrist who served on the Churchill County school board for 12 years, Koenig said he is announcing early in hopes that it will give republicans an option and keep multiple candidates from “tearing each other…

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UPDATE on Precautionary Boil Order

By Editor | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

UPDATE FROM CHURCHILL COUNTY — After two rounds of clear test results, the precautionary boil water order for Oasis Mobile Home Park was lifted late Saturday afternoon, June 8. Original story appeared June 6, 2019: Leak in system expected to be repaired today — Courtesy Churchill County — Fallon, NV – The Bureau of Safe…

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