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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 775-423-5136.


4-H Junior Livestock Show Coming April 25

By Editor | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman —  Fallon, Nev. — The spring 4-H Livestock show is around the the corner and students all over the valley are putting the finishing touches on their 4-H projects. Several months of hard work invested over the last several months is about shine for the community to see. Four 4-H participants spoke…

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Lahontan Conservation District Tree Sale

By Editor | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pre-ordered trees can be picked up Friday April 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Pick up trees at 2055 Schurz Highway. Any left over trees can be purchased on Monday, April 15th. For more information, or if you have any questions please call (775) 423-5124 exe 101   Support local, independent news –…

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Economic Development Project Announced – CHIP

By Editor | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rachel Dahl — Harvey Whittemore was in Fallon last week with his client, Tim Tucker, to announce the Churchill Hazen Industrial Park project at the Fallon Rotary meeting along with Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee. “Tim is a developer from Sparks who grew up in Northern Nevada, he is a person with a vision…

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Local Domestic Violence Intervention Asks for Support April 24th

By Editor | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman — April showers bring May flowers. And teal ribbons. And Denim Day. Communities around the nation are holding events this month to promote Sexual Abuse Awareness and Fallon is no exception. Wednesday, April 24th is Denim Day and the local DVI would like to see a denim-clad community. Domestic Violence Intervention, DVI,…

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Pinwheels for Prevention Kicks off Friday

By Editor | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Submitted by Churchill County Social Services — April is Pinwheels Prevention of Child Abuse and Awareness month. Churchill County has partnered with several agencies to host free events within the community all April, with a kick-off event this Friday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Millenium Park. Each event will provide raffle tickets for the…

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Elks Make Donation to CASA

By Editor | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Staff report — The Fallon Elks recently made a $500 contribution to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Churchill County to assist with the Kid’s Kloset and other necessary programs. CASA works to find dedicated volunteers who stand up for abused and neglected children as they travel through the Court system; the volunteers serve as…

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Housing Shortages Create Homeless in Churchill County

By Editor | March 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

  by Leanna Lehman —  Nevada is among several western states experiencing severe housing shortages. Not only is housing difficult to find but has become far from affordable for many residents. Churchill County is facing unique difficulties that are exacerbating the local housing issue in the Lahontan Valley. In anticipation of the release next week…

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Cantaloupe Queen Running for County Commission District 3

By Editor | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sumbitted by the Kelli Kelly for Commissioner campaign — Kelli Kelly, 2018 Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair Queen, reminisced about her first memories in Fallon. “The Cantaloupe Festival was the first Fallon adventure that we had after moving to town on August 26, 2009.  We met our neighbors, watched cantaloupe trebuchets, drank cantaloupe daiquiris, and…

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Special Recognition for CASA Volunteers

By Editor | March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rachel Dahl — Judge Tom Stockard for the Tenth Judicial District Court of Nevada and Shana Plount, Program Manager for the Churchill County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), held a small gathering last week to honor their community partners and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to…

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Omaha Track Rail Park Approved

By The Publisher | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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