The City of Fallon


The City of Fallon, affectionately referred to as the "Oasis of Nevada," is located in the heart of Churchill County along Highway 50 on the "Loneliest Road" in America. An hour east of Reno, Fallon is the gateway to some of the best recreation, hunting, hiking, off-roading, bird-watching, activities in the west. Roughly 9,000 residents live in the City proper where they benefit from the wise forethought of leaders who ensured long ago that citizens would have access to electricity, water, sewer, garbage, and other municipal services directly from the city itself.

The City is served my Mayor Ken Tedford, and Council members Robert Erickson, James Richardson, and Kelly Frost. Kaitlin Ritchie serves as the Marketing and Communications Director and can be reached at 775-428-1382.


Fire Department receives highest rating from ISO

By The Publisher | January 13, 2020 |

by Rachel Dahl — Representatives from the Insurance Service Office presented Mayor Ken Tedford with the ISO Public Protection Classification Summary Report, last week for the Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department. The department was awarded an ISO rating of Class 1. ISO looks at the quality of public fire protection and a Class 1 distinction…

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City Delays Final Phase of Maine Street Improvements

By The Publisher | January 10, 2020 |

Back to the Drawing Board — by Ginny Dugan — Street improvements on South Maine Street, from Front Street to Tolas Place, have been temporarily delayed after the Fallon City Council at its January 6th meeting rejected all bids it recently received to complete the proposed project. Although construction costs were originally estimated to be…

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Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Department – in a class all their own

By The Publisher | December 27, 2019 |

by Rachel Dahl —  There were 31 members of the original Fallon Volunteer Fire Department when it was organized in 1915 – one for every day of the month to inspect their equipment. From that time, the tradition and pride in the modern-day, ISO Class 1 rated volunteer department has done nothing but grow. According…

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Fallon Police Department — small town service, big town qualifications

By The Publisher | December 26, 2019 |

by Rachel Dahl —  Chief Kevin Gehman as been leading the Fallon Police Department since 2008. His department is 24 strong, with the addition of four staff who work at the animal shelter and six who work in dispatch. Gehman said the best thing about the department is all the things they do outside of…

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Our Dearest Tradition — Tree Lighting is Tonight

By The Publisher | December 6, 2019 |

by Ginny Dugan — Christmas is a magical time of year – especially on the first Friday of December in the heart of our northern Nevada community.  As the stars begin to twinkle in the evening sky, the 10,000 lights of the city’s majestic white fir colorfully illuminate downtown and the hundreds of local citizens…

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Report from City Council

By The Publisher | December 3, 2019 |

by Ginny Dugan — The number of incidents involving larceny and domestic violence were highest among crimes committed in July and August of 2019 in the City of Fallon. The figures were outlined in a written report submitted by Police Chief Kevin Gehman as part of the agenda at the December 2nd City Council meeting.…

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The First Responders Canned food-Drive Competition

By The Publisher | November 8, 2019 |

In 2016 Beth Riley, a supervisor with Banner Churchill Community Hospital Emergency Medical Services, says she got a crazy idea to have a friendly competition between the First Responder Agencies in Churchill County. This included Banner Churchill EMS, Churchill County Sheriff’s Department, Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department, Fallon Piute Shoshone Police Department, Fallon Police Department,…

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City Council Proclaims No Shave November

By The Publisher | November 5, 2019 |

by Ginny Dugan — To support research, awareness and treatment of prostate and testicular cancer, the City of Fallon’s Mayor Kenneth Tedford, Jr., proclaimed November 2019 as No Shave November during which time male participants are expected to refrain from shaving their facial hair. The proclamation, which took effect Nov. 1st, was read at the…

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Major Accident – Power Outages Near Sheckler – School information

By Editor | October 29, 2019 |

  Update at 10:11 a.m. Highway 50 will be closed until at least 6:00 p.m. due to a fatal traffic accident and power lines that are down. Traffic is being rerouted around Lucas Road. Nevada Highway Patrol reports one fatality and one person transported with life-threatening injuries. From the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office —  First…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness

By The Publisher | October 25, 2019 |

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in light of that there has been a special display presented by the Domestic Violence Intervention office at Millennium Park.  The clothesline project was created to bring awareness to the issues of domestic violence for women and men who have been affected, it is a means of expressing…

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