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City Elections — Early Voting

by Leanna Lehman —  Elections for the Fallon City Council are around the corner, with early voting starting next week on May 25th at City Hall. Voters may still register through Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The general election will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bob…

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Traffic control on Whitaker

Staff report — At the last city council meeting, council was asked during public comment to check the speed of traffic on Whitaker Lane, especially during the early morning hours when traffic increases as drivers head to the high school. The City has now posted one of the traffic control trailers, southbound on Whitaker Lane.…

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Mayor Proclaims “Florence Sloan Day”

Staff report — Fallon pioneer, Forence Sloan turns 99 years old today and was honored this week by Mayor Ken Tedford who officially proclaimed May 11, 2019 as “Forence Sloan Day.” Florence Hellekson was born on May 11, 1920 in Farmington, New Mexico and moved to Fallon when she was nine years old. She was…

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NDOT Completes Replacement of Maine Street Bridge

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened South Maine Street in Fallon following replacement of a bridge. A southern portion of South Maine Street just north of Wildes Road (State Route 118) was closed since early December as NDOT replaced the Maine Street bridge crossing the L Line Canal. The bridge…

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Spring Wings Bird Festival May 11, 201

  Submitted courtesy of the Spring Wings Committee — Fallon, Nevada – Come celebrate the spring migration through the Lahontan Valley Wetlands! Spring Wings Bird Festival is for anyone interested in birds, nature and the great outdoors. You don’t have to be an expert “birder” to enjoy the activities we have to offer.  The Festival…

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Meetings this week

Meeting Date Time Agenda/Location Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife May 1, 2019 7:00 p.m. https://bit.ly/2ZMtdCT County Commission May 2, 2019 8:15 a.m. https://bit.ly/2LlFsDg Highway Commission May 2, 2019 1:15 p.m. https://bit.ly/2XOlzpq CC Communications May 2, 2019 2:00 p.m. https://bit.ly/2PCX7EP     Sign up to receive updates and the Friday File email notices. Support local, independent…

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Today is Community Fun Day

by Rachel Dahl — In a world of cell phones, texting, social media, drugs, and a plethora of other distractions, it has become increasingly difficult to raise children and keep families together. In an effort to promote healthy, fun activities that bring families together, the City of Fallon and Churchill County have joined together with…

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Annual City Fire Hydrant Testing April 28, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Staff report — Fallon, Nev. — If you live in the City of Fallon and over the next couple of weeks, notice that your tap water runs slightly discolored – do not fret. It will pass quickly by running a tap for a few minutes and will cause no danger. Every year, the City of…

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Maine Street Fallon Blossoms

by Leanna Lehman — Main Street America, a national organization that promotes local communities has come to Nevada. Kathy La Plante, Senior Program Officer at Main Street America, spoke last week in Fallon at the Rural Roundup, the statewide tourism conference held every year by Travel Nevada, the Nevada Division of Tourism office. “Main Street…

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Nevada’s tourism industry honors top supporters

Courtesy of Nevada Division of Tourism — A photographer, a winemaker and other Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 11 in Fallon. Six Excellence in Tourism Awards were announced, along with two statewide awards — Excellence in Grant Writing and…

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