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.

 

It’s Census Day!

By The Publisher | April 1, 2020 |

by Rachel Dahl – April 1st is the official Census Day of the 2020 Census. As COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the country and our local communities, the safety, health, and welfare of Nevadans is the top priority. In light of public health concerns, it is important to know that you can be…

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County Will Post COVID-19 Data on Social Media

By The Publisher | March 31, 2020 |

Staff report — Churchill County officials have directed their Public Information Officer, Anne McMillin to post current testing results for the COVID-19 data on the county social media on a daily basis or when it becomes available. The most current data this afternoon shows a total of 35 tests administered, 34 negatives, 1 pending. The…

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Stimulus Payments to Individuals Should Arrive in April

By The Publisher | March 31, 2020 |

Staff report — Families will soon be getting money from the federal government as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The legislation was signed into law by President Trump last week and is intended to support Americans due to the shut down of much of the economy in order to slow the spread…

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Testing in Churchill County — No COVID-19 Yet

By The Publisher | March 31, 2020 |

The latest from Churchill County officials this morning regarding COVID-19 testing, reports a total of 34 tests given, with all of those coming back negative. According to Jim Barbee, Churchill County manager, “We’re getting numbers directly from Banner (Banner Churchill Community Hospital) and so far, Churchill County still has no confirmed positive cases of the…

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Target Shooting Injures Dirt Bike Rider

By The Publisher | March 30, 2020 |

Incident occurred east of Grimes Point On March 29 at approximately 6 p.m., the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject that had been shot in the desert approximately two miles east of Highway 50 near Grimes Point. Initial information indicates that a dirt bike rider was struck twice by a…

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City and County Leaders Offer Encouragement

By The Publisher | March 30, 2020 |

Update: As of March 30th there have been 30 tests for the COVID-19 virus administered in Churchill County, with twenty-seven of those negative and three are pending the results. “Your city and county leaders remain well prepared and unwavering in our diligence in taking the steps necessary to protect our community.” Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford…

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Single Vehicle Accident on St. Clair Kills Driver

By The Publisher | March 30, 2020 |

Statement provided by Anne McMillin, PIO Churchill County Fernley man declared dead on scene On March 29 at approximately 4 p.m., members of the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Fallon/Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on St. Clair Road just west of Lima Lane in Churchill…

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BLM Closes Sand Mountain Temporarily

By The Publisher | March 30, 2020 |

Statement from the BLM website — Last Wednesday, March 25th, the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, in coordination with local officials announced an emergency closure of public lands at Sand Mountain Recreation Area located approximately twenty-five miles south east of Fallon, NV on U.S. 50 in Churchill County. The 4,808-acre…

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Preparing for COVID-19 By Erecting Triage Tents at Banner Churchill Hospital

By The Publisher | March 29, 2020 |

Provided by Anne McMillin, Public Information Officer at Churchill County — County, County, City of Fallon and Banner Churchill Community Hospital staying ahead of virus Be prepared. If you’ve been in a scouting program, you’ve heard this motto. It is good advice for us all, so Churchill County, the City of Fallon and Banner Churchill…

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Sheriff Responds to Report of Possible Death

By The Publisher | March 27, 2020 |

Body of adult male found on Rio Vista Road Statement provided by Churchill County —  The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded yesterday to a report of an adult male who was possibly deceased on the floor of a small trailer located on Rio Vista Road. Upon arrival, deputies found the body of a 48-year-old male…

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