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.


Library and Museum Partner up

By Editor | May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Courtesy of Carol Lloyd Churchill County Librarian — The Churchill County Library has been working to add the Churchill County Museum reference collection into the library catalog. This project is now complete. This means that the public can now view the museum library through the Churchill County Library database. If you are looking for…

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Upgrades to Fallon Golf Course Wastewater System Begin

By Editor | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Connecting septic to county’s wastewater system to improve groundwater quality Courtesy of Churchill County — Construction began this month on improvements to the wastewater system at the Fallon Golf Course, which is owned by Churchill County, following the award of the project to Fisher Excavation, LLC of Fallon by the County Board of Commissioners on…

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Ag Producers Attract Attention

By Editor | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rachel Dahl — When visiting dignitaries stop by Fallon on their “Rural Tours” through Nevada, the Frey Ranch and Desert Oasis Teff have become mandatory attractions. Visited recently by Senator Jacky Rosen, Senator Kathrine Cortez-Masto, and Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, these Churchill County agriculture producers hosted staff from the Small Business Administration, US Department…

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Sheriff Promotes Thorn

By Editor | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Staff report — Sheriff Richard Hickox promoted Corporal Chris Thorn to the rank of Sergeant, yesterday in a pinning ceremony held at the Churchill County law enforcement facility with his family and coworkers in attendance. “Sergeant Chris Thorn has served this agency, community and its visitors with bravery, honesty and integrity since 2003,” said…

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Spring Wings Bird Festival May 11, 201

By Editor | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

  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

By Editor | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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Today is Community Fun Day

By Editor | April 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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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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