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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 775-423-2266.


Community Partnership quarterly meeting

By The Publisher | October 21, 2019 |

By Susan Weikel – The Community Partnership meeting was held recently with the following information presented by various members of the group. Jaime Shafer, the art teacher at Churchill County High School made a presentation about the “Why You Matter” program that she is implementing at the high school and eventually to the middle school.…

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Community Assessment teams go door-to-door

By The Publisher | October 11, 2019 |

Volunteers in 31 neighborhoods this month conducting emergency preparedness survey — Survey taken in-person at 200+ county homes Oct. 16 through 19 Churchill County and state emergency preparedness agencies have partnered to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER, in Churchill County from Oct. 16 through 19. This survey will assess county…

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Small plane found in desert – upside down

By The Publisher | October 9, 2019 |

On the morning of October 8, 2019 a Deputy with the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office located a badly damaged single engine, two seater Cessna upside down in the sagebrush south of North Harmon Road near where that road intersects with Indian Lakes. The plane was unoccupied upon discovery, and the pilot was later located at…

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Churchill County launches redesigned website

By The Publisher | October 8, 2019 |

Refreshed design has modern look, is mobile-friendly Churchill County relaunched its website this morning with a new, modern look, better functionality and more responsive design. “We are pleased to offer this updated resource to our community and those interested in moving here and doing business here,” said Jim Barbee, Churchill County manager. “We are very…

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County Employees Recognized for Years of Service

By The Publisher | September 21, 2019 |

Courtesy of Churchill County Public Information Officer, Anne McMillin — Quarterly awards given to employees with five or more years of service County Commissioners Pete Olsen and Bus Scharmann recognized the following Churchill County employees for length of service on Sept. 18 at the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Carl Erquiaga was…

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Survey to determine residents’ emergency preparedness

By The Publisher | September 21, 2019 |

Courtesy Churchill County Public Information Officer, Anne McMillin — Survey taken in-person at 200+ random county homes Oct. 16 through 19 Churchill County Emergency Management and the Local Emergency Planning Committee is partnering with Nevada State Public Health Preparedness to conduct a Community Assessment Survey for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER in September. Churchill…

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Work Begins Next Week on North End of Lattin Road

By The Publisher | September 14, 2019 |

Expect delays, detours and times of restricted access to driveways — courtesy of Churchill County Public Information Officer As Churchill County continues its wastewater consolidation project on Lattin Road, the work moves to the northern end of the road next week as A&K Earthmovers begins to lay sewer pipe under the road. As such, there…

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Public Input Sought as Churchill County Begins Master Plan Update Process

By The Publisher | September 12, 2019 |

Monthly meetings held over next year to gather ideas, comments — courtesy of Churchill County PIO Every five years, Churchill County reviews its master plan and seeks public input on the plan’s various chapters as part of the updating process. The current plan, adopted in 2015, is currently in the review process and monthly meetings…

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Staying Vigilant Against Mosquitoes

By Editor | September 8, 2019 |

Abatement District constantly tests for presence of West Nile virus — courtesy of Churchill County PIO As summer turns to autumn, Churchill County officials remind residents that it continues to test for mosquitoes and West Nile virus. Residents can do their part to eliminate conditions favorable to mosquito breeding ground by removing standing water in…

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New Memories Made at Community Reunion

By Editor | August 23, 2019 |

A special thank you to Anne McMillin, Churchill County PIO for sharing her photos of the weekend.  

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