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Posted on: February 27, 2024

85th Annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Returns April 25-27

Boy showing swine in ring at CCJLS

Organizers invite the public to the 85th Annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale on April 25 through 27 at the Rafter 3C Arena on Sheckler Road.

The show consists of livestock market animals including swine, sheep, beef, goal, poultry and ra...

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Need documentation on a land parcel? The Recorder’s Office has it…and more!

Recorders Office staff at the office window

This is the second installment of stories highlight county departments and their functions.

The Churchill County Recorder’s Office is the repository for all land records including land maps, deeds, water rights and homesteads. The Recorder’s Office also re...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Churchill County Library: March Events and Happenings

Man reading to child on his lap

See what the Churchill County Library is offering in March and dive into a variety of events and programming. 

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Spice Club in March examines the sweet, floral spice new harvest turmeric that grows in southern India. Pick up some at th...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Churchill County Road Department: What They Do And How They Do It

Road Dept crew at work

This is the first in a series of stories highlighting county departments and their responsibilities.

With a staff of just 15 people, the Churchill County Road Department keeps traffic moving smoothly on the nearly 200 miles of county-maintained paved roads...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Wildlife Services Begin Starling Removal This Week

Starling bird

Wildlife biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services and the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) will begin removing non-native European starling populations around several dairies in Fallon, Nev. Due to their large numb...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Dedication For New Branding Exhibit at Rafter 3C Arena

Tyson Torvik brands the wall for the branding iron exhibit.

Churchill County will host a dedication event for the new state branding exhibit now on display at the Rafter 3C Arena on Friday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Dignitaries invited to attend include J.J. Goicochea, Nevada State Director of Agriculture and Bill Payn...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Single Lane Closures on U.S. 50 East of Silver Springs Begin Feb. 12

Churchill County line sign on Highway 50.

Single lane closures will take place on U.S. 50 east of Silver Springs in Lyon and Churchill counties beginning Feb. 12 as the Nevada Department of Transportation launches roadway repaving. 

Beginning Feb. 12, two different lane reductions will ta...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Point in Time Count to Help Address Homelessness

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The Rural Nevada Continuum of Care (RNCoC) is gearing up for its annual Point In Time Count, scheduled to start on the evening of January 24, and extend into the day on January 25.

Winged Wolf Innovations, the newly appointed RNCoC coordinator, is taking t...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Churchill County Library: February Events and Happenings

A woman and boy at library board games night.

See what the Churchill County Library is offering in February and dive into a variety of events and programming. The library will be closed February 19 to observe Presidents’ Day.

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Great Basin Bull Sale Returns to the Rafter 3C Arena on Feb. 14-17

View of bull sale floor at 2023 event

The Great Basin Bull Sale returns to the Rafter 3C Arena with four days of events of interest to any rancher, breeder, dog-lover or general livestock enthusiast.

Come down to the Rafter 3C Arena on February 14 and 15 to watch skilled working stock dogs com...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Free radon test kits available now from University of Nevada, Reno Extension

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January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans from now through Feb. 29, while supplies last. Radon test kits are availabl...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Rich Ingram Hired as County’s New Emergency Manager

Rich Ingram outside the emergency manager's office

A familiar face is back at work in Churchill County as Rich Ingram stepped into the role of Churchill County’s Emergency Manager in late December.

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Important Information for Presidential Preference Primary Election on February 6

Polling preparation efforts in Chambers

As the calendar turns to a new year, with it comes an opportunity to provide information regarding the 2024 election year.

The Churchill County Clerk/Treasurer’s Office will run the Presidential Preference Primary Election on Feb. 6, 2024. In ord...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Churchill County Library: January Events and Happenings

Kids at library craft bookcase

Begin 2024 at the Churchill County Library and discover the programming and events offered in January. The library will be closed January 1 and 15 to observe New Year’s Day and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holidays.

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Churchill County Recognizes Employees

Trinite Clifford with Commissioners Heath, Scharmann and Getto.

At its meeting on December 20, the Churchill County Commissioners recognized three county employees for their years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Trinite Clifford, Comptroller
  • Anne McMillin, County Manager’s Off...
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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Jury Questionnaires Being Mailed To Selected County Residents

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Jury questionnaires will be mailed out the first week in January to about 3,000 randomly selected individuals in Churchill County to potentially serve as jurors for trials scheduled at the 10th Judicial District Court and Justice Court of New River Townsh...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Churchill County Library: December Events and Happenings

Computer help at the Life Center

Enjoy some of your holiday time at the Churchill County Library in December. After-school programs are suspended the week of December 11 and there will be no story time on December 21. Closed December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Social Services, ITPA Asking for Donations to Support Seniors

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Churchill County Social Services and the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA) are joining forces this holiday season to collect donations from the community to help pay for utility bills (up to $150 initially) for local homebound seni...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Churchill County Library: November Events and Happenings

Dad reads to child at library

Changes in programming due to the November holidays this month! No story time on November 8 and 9. The library will be closed November 10-11 and 23-25 to observe Veterans Day and the Thanksgiving holidays. All after-school programs will be suspended Novem...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Central Nevada Health District Names New Administrator

Daren Winkelman

At its September meeting, the Board of Directors for the Central Nevada Health District named Daren Winkelman as its new administrator.

Winkelman previously had served as the district’s environmental health manager and is no stranger to the publi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Lane Closures on U.S. 50 in Downtown Fallon This Saturday

Hwy 50 at Bottom Road looking east

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, lane closures will take place on Saturday, October 21 on U.S. 50 through downtown Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation places final paving and temporary striping on the highway.

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Shannon Ernst Earns Healthcare Hero Honors

Heathcare Hero_Shannon with Jackee_Jill

Shannon Ernst, Churchill County’s Social Services Director, was honored by Nevada Business Magazine at its Healthcare Heroes banquet on October 5 at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno.

Ernst earned the honor of “2023 Healthcare Hero –...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Annual Jim Regan Golf Tournament Results

Man tees off at Jim Regan Golf Tournament

For more than 20 years, Churchill County has hosted the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for academic scholarships for county staff and their children. Regan was a county commissioner who was heavily involved in the community and died in ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Churchill County Library: October Events and Happenings

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October is “Teentober Month” with several activities geared to teenagers. Come by the Churchill County Library on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. for an activity. Find out more about spine poetry, book reviews, Teen Library Club and more during ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Churchill County Recognizes Employees

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At its meeting on Sept. 20, the Churchill County Commissioners recognized nine county employees for their combined 110 years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Priscilla Baker, District Attorney’s Office
  • Sean Hessey,...
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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Wishing Tree Program Ends

Wishing Tree distribution effort in 2020

Churchill County and the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA) made the difficult decision to discontinue the Wishing Tree Program this year after a 25-year run in the community.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

County Social Services Seeking Community Input for Needs Survey

Young baseball team sits on the bleachers holding their milk cartons.

Churchill County Social Services is conducting its 2023 Community Needs Assessment and wants to hear your ideas, insights and perspectives to better understand resources, needs and challenges in this county. 

Focus groups to gather your thoughts w...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Lane Closures at Leeteville Junction Next Week for Road Repairs

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Left turn closures will be in place Sept. 12 and 13 at the U.S. 50 and U.S. 50 Alternate junction west of Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation repaves and improves the highway.

Intermittent lane closures and shifts have been in place since Jun...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in Churchill County

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Routine testing conducted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Churchill County Mosquito & Noxious Weed Abatement District last week found three positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus in Churchill County.

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Churchill County Library: September Events and Happenings

Library story time - staff reads books to children

Fall into autumn at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of fun events for the community, including some new offerings.

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Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshop happening on September 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Rafter 3C Arena Hosts Churchill County High’s Back-to-School Event

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Churchill County’s Rafter 3C Arena plays host to a back-to-school kick-off event for Churchill County High School students and families on August 10 at 6 p.m. 

This celebratory event is designed to open the new school year, recognize com...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Central Nevada Health District Seeking Advisory Board Members

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The Central Nevada Health District seeks volunteers residing within its membership entities to form the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board (FPHAB). 

This board will provide independent, unbiased oversight if a food service facility dispute...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Fallon Community Day Deemed A Success

Children receive school supplies from staff at the Churchill County School District.

Churchill County sends out a special thank you to all who participated in Fallon Community Day on July 29 at the Rafter 3C Arena. 

This event provided a fun family experience for children and their families in conjunction with back-to-school prepa...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Central Nevada Health District

Governor Lombardo signs Senate Bill 118 establishing the Central Nevada Health District

Governor Joe Lombardo visited Churchill County on July 21 to sign several bills relating to health care, including Senate Bill 118, which revises the bill to allow counites that are non-adjacent to form health districts.

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament is September 23 at Fallon Golf Course

A woman tees off at the 2022 Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament

With the Annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament happening on September 23 at the Fallon Golf Course, organizers say now is the time for 4-person teams and sponsors to sign-up to participate.

Team registration for the 4-person scramble format is open and...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Lane Closures For Resurfacing of Wildes Road on August 1-3

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Lane closures and travel delays will be in place on Wildes Road (State Route 118) in Fallon Aug.1-3 as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway. 

Travel delays of up to 30 minutes should be expected Aug. 1-3 between 7:30 a.m....

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Commissioners End State of Emergency Due to Flooding Potential

New weir under construction in early April 2023

At its July 19 meeting, Churchill County Commissioners adopted resolution 24-2024 terminating the State of Emergency in Churchill County due to the threat of flooding.

Since early March when the State of Emergency was initially declared, Churchill County, ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Churchill County Library: August Events and Happenings

Books Bites Beverage crowd

As summer winds down and we look to the start of the fall season, stop by the Churchill County Library for a book, a workshop, computer time or just to say hello in an airconditioned space!

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Storytime graduation on August 2 and 3 at regular st...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

3C Summer Gathering - Livestock Events at their Finest

Battle Born Broncs - Lefty Holman riding Miss Valley for the win

The 3C Event Complex wrapped up 15 action-packed days in June at the 3C Summer Gathering in Churchill County. The month kicked-off with the 2nd Annual Moving Forward Together Traditional Powwow, with more than 1,900 local and out-of-town guests visiting t...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Central Nevada Health District Establishes Services, Office Locations

CNHD board at its meeting

The creation of Central Nevada Health District was approved by the State of Nevada Board of Health on December 2, 2022 as the third district approved in the state of Nevada and the first to serve rural communities.

As of July 1, 2023, the health district i...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Local Emergency Planning Committee Seeks Public Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Churchill County, the City of Fallon and the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe have launched a planning effort to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The purpose of the plan is to assess risks to life and property posed by natural...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Churchill County Provides Artists’ Opportunities

Volunteers paint the indigenous people museum mural

Churchill County has long supported local artists and arts in general through several initiatives and programs designed to bolster the image of arts and culture in the community.

Community art at the Pennington Life Center

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

New Legal Resource Available at Churchill County Library

Legal kiosk at the Churchill County Library

Local residents looking for information or resources on legal questions will now be able to get more information, for free, at the Churchill County Library.

The State of Nevada has announced the launch of the Legal Kiosk Project at 22 libraries across Neva...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Churchill County Recognizes Employees

Jackee Stewart with Commissioners Heath and Getto

At its meeting on June 21, the County Commissioners recognized eight county employees for their combined years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Asela Lopez Vega, Facilities & Grounds
  • Kevin McElhannon, Road Department
  • Jim ...
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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Churchill County Library: July Events and Happenings

Library knitting club gathers at library

With warm weather upon us, it is the perfect time to grab a book and settle under a tree…or in front of your air conditioning unit! The library will be closed on July 4 to observe Independence Day.

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Meet C.L. Quillen, New Library Director

CL Quillen sits at the new legal kiosk at the library.

After being introduced to Northern Nevada while attending a professional conference, C.L. Quillen, Churchill County Library’s new director, was hooked on the area. When the opportunity arose to move to Fallon for the library director’s position, she jumpe...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Second Cottage School Building Opens for 2023 SUMFUN

New playground equipment at Cottage School

Renovations to the second of the three Cottage School buildings were completed in time to welcome children for the 2023 SUMFUN program.

The three-man county facilities crew of Gary Rothery, Sean Hessey and Mike Nolan, along with several local contractors, ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Churchill County Library: June Events and Happenings

A man helps a child with a hammer ringing a bell at the Summer Reading Program's carnival in 2022

With warm weather upon us, it is the perfect time to grab a book and settle under a tree…or in front of your air conditioning unit! 

Summer Reading Program is back!

Patrons and residents of all ages are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program wh...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Students Earn Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships

2023 Regan Scholarship recipients with Commissioners

Five local students earned Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships as selected by Churchill County based on applications submitted. Those students received their scholarships at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on May 17.

The Regan Memorial Scholarship wa...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Update on Local High-Water Mitigation Projects

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As the weather warms up, local officials continue high-water mitigation efforts to proactively address the potential for flooding in the coming months. The following projects are currently underway:

  • Public water systems: City of Fallon and Churchill County...
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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Portion of Coleman Road Closed May 8-13

Coleman Road

Beginning on Monday, May 8 until Saturday, May 13, the portion of Coleman Road between US 95 and Venturacci Lane will be closed through this entire duration. Passenger vehicles will detour to Venturacci Lane and Hunter Park Way. Commercial trucks will be ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Library Director Carol Lloyd Leaves Behind A Legacy

Carol Lloyd

When retiring Library Director Carol Lloyd came to Fallon in 2012, she was drawn to the opportunity to put all her experience in libraries and book selling to use for the good of the community. 

“I could say yes to suggestions and ideas without ha...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Central Nevada Health District Announces Acting Administrator

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The Central Nevada Health District (CNHD) received a formal letter of resignation from Dr. Antonina Capurro on April 27, 2023.  Effective immediately, any inquiries or collaborations with CNHD should be made through Caleb Cage as acting Administr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Interactive Flood Modeling Map Now Available on County, City of Fallon Websites

New weir construction as of April 20

High-water mitigation officials have created a new interactive flood modeling map which is now available on the Churchill County and City of Fallon websites. This map allows residents to enter their address in the top right-hand corner and pull up the flo...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Go Down the Rabbit Hole at the Churchill County Museum’s Annual Lunch

Museum entrance

Churchill County Museum is unlocking the rabbit door with the magic key and entertaining the audience with the “Mad Hatter Luncheon” on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“Don’t be late” in getting a ticket to this fun event featuring lunc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Churchill County Library: May Events and Happenings

Dad reads to child at library

Spring is in full swing at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of fun events for the community.  No need to sign-up or preregister, except if noted, so just come on down to the library!

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Churchill County Junior Livestock Show & Sale Returns to the Ring

CCJLS walk the town_fountain

The Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale returns to the Rafter 3C Arena on April 27-29 and is a wonderful opportunity to see the best in local youth efforts in breeding, raising, and showing livestock.

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Second Town Hall on April 13 To Provide Updates On High-Water Mitigation Efforts

Water along Highway 95 south of Dodge Lane

The public is invited to attend a town hall discussion with Churchill County, City of Fallon, Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and Bureau of Reclamation officials regarding current high water mitigation efforts on Thursday, April 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. at ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

High-Water Operations Continue

Old weir flow in mid-March 2023

Churchill County, the City of Fallon and TCID continue high-water mitigation efforts as warm weather starts the spring melt upstream on the Carson River. While there are no absolutes, peak flows on the river are projected for June and July, so there is st...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Local Youth to Fill, Set-up Sandbags on April 22

Pallets of sandbags ready for pickup on Miners Road

Local youth, working county sandbag crews, will fill, deliver and set-up sandbags for seniors (60+) and disabled people living on the Carson River on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the Global Youth Day of Service.

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

High-Water Town Hall Takeaways

Carson River flowing high at McLean Road.

Officials with Churchill County, Bureau of Reclamation, TCID and the City of Fallon briefed citizens regarding the expected high water/spring thaw events facing the local community this spring and early summer, noting that while there are some similaritie...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

‘Empty Bowls’ Event Returns to Churchill County Library

Patrons select their soup at the 2022 Empty Bowls event at the library.

Join the Churchill County library, local youth artists and the Karma Box project on Sunday, April 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at the library. Make a non-perishable food donation to the Karma Box or a cash donation to the Churchill Library Association and recei...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Town Hall to Discuss High-Water Mitigation Efforts Tomorrow, March 23

Pallets of sandbags ready for pickup on Miners Road

The public is invited to attend a town hall discussion with Churchill County, City of Fallon, Truckee Carson Irrigation District and Bureau of Reclamation officials regarding current high water mitigation efforts on Thursday, March 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. at ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

‘Art On Canvas’ Reveal at Pennington Life Center

Patricia Sammons works with community volunteer Brandy to paint a section of 'Art on Canvas.'

Join us at the William N. Pennington Life Center for the revealing of “Art on Canvas” on March 30 from 3 to 6 p.m.

“Art on Canvas” is a collection of canvas paintings depicting the local rural lifestyle created by the community through art sessions with pr...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Churchill County Library: April Events and Happenings

Student-made ceramic soup bowls on a table at the library

Spring is in full swing at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of fun events for the community.  No need to sign-up or preregister, excepted where noted, so just come on down to the library!

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

High Water Call Center Established

High Water Call Center Number Established

The local Emergency Operations Center established a High-Water Call Center as a one-stop source of information during the current high-water emergency which is expected to last into early summer.

The Call Center number is (775)867-5923 and it will be staff...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The local community once again comes together to raise awareness and help prevention child abuse through the month-long “Pinwheels for Prevention” awareness campaign.

Working with community partners, Churchill County Social Services is heading up the effor...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Lane Reductions Begin as NDOT Resurfaces U.S. 95 North of Fallon

NDOT signage by Old Post Office announcing roadwork on Hwy 95 north

Intermittent single lane closures will take place March 15 through early fall on U.S. 95 north of Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation repaves and improves the highway.

Intermittent lane and sidewalk closures and lane shifts will take place on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

County Offering High Water Safety and Preparation Tips

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Churchill County is urging all residents and visitors to prepare for and be safe during the potential of ongoing flood events in the county.

On March 2, 2023, the Churchill County Commission approved a precautionary emergency declaration to activate emerge...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Ensure Insurance Policies Are Current

Water in the V-line on Coleman

Churchill County, TCID, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Fallon continue to coordinate a pre-emptive response by releasing water from Lahontan Reservoir into the Carson River, irrigation canals and V-line weir to lower water levels in the re...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

High-flow In Carson River Due To Water Releases from Lahontan Reservoir

Sandbag filling on March 7

With the promise of an atmospheric river weather event this weekend, the Bureau of Reclamation and TCID are ramping up more water releases out of Lahontan Reservoir this week.  Flows in the Carson River channel and main canals below the dam will ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Free Radon Awareness Class Offered March 22

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Christine Kelly, the Nevada Radon Education Program Manager at the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, will offer a free radon education class at the Churchill County Cooperative Extension Office on March 22 at 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in learning mo...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Central Nevada Health District Appoints New Administrator

Dr Antonina Capurro

The Board of the Central Nevada Health District has appointed Dr. Antonina Capurro to serve as its first permanent administrator. During a special meeting held on March 2, 2023, the board voted to approve Dr. Capurro’s contract to lead the new district. S...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

High Water Operations Underway

Water through the V-line weir in 2017

As part of the Churchill County Emergency Operations Command being activated last week due to the threat of high water from snowmelt in the Sierra Nevada, pre-filled sandbags will start to be assembled and available for pickup on Wednesday, March 8 throug...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

County Declares Emergency To Prepare For Potential Flooding

Clearing out the Carson River

Churchill County Commissioners approved a precautionary emergency declaration this afternoon to establish the Emergency Operations Center in preparation for flood mitigation efforts due to elevated snowpack from this winter’s snowfall upstream on the Cars...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Churchill County Library: March Events and Happenings

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Looking for a new activity as we roll into spring? Check out the events and happenings at the Churchill County Library in March. No need to sign-up or preregister, excepted where noted, so just come on down to the library!

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Newest Commissioner Eager to Serve

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Churchill County’s newest commissioner is a fourth-generation farmer with deep roots in the community.

Myles Getto wanted to be a part of his own future and at the urging of his uncle, decided to run for office to make decisions now that young folks like h...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Churchill County Library: February Events and Happenings

Joe from the Library helps a Life Center patrol with her computer

Things are ramping up in 2023 with some new and familiar events and happenings at the Churchill County Library. 

Need a new job in the new year? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

I-80 Lane Reductions and Traffic Shifts in Fernley As Interstate Bridges are Improved

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Lane reductions and traffic switches begin Monday, Jan. 16 on Interstate 80 and interstate underpasses in Fernley and Wadsworth as part of a year-long Nevada Department of Transportation project to retrofit interstate bridges. 

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Koenig Praises County on His Way to State Assembly

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Outgoing County Commissioner Greg Koenig has high praise for Churchill County employees and their ability to work together to address issues affecting residents.

“No one shirks from duty and all work together as a whole toward a common county goal,” he sai...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

‘It’s Been A Good Ride’

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Outgoing County Commissioner Pete Olsen is humbled to have had the opportunity to serve the community over the past 12 years, eight of those as commission chair, saying it has been “a good ride,” but emphasizing that he has done nothing by himself. At his...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Jury Questionnaires Being Mailed To Selected County Residents

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Jury questionnaires will be mailed out the first week in January to about 3,000 randomly selected individuals in Churchill County to potentially serve as jurors for trials scheduled at the 10th Judicial District Court and Justice Court of New River Townsh...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

ASL Anywhere Now Available For Nevadans

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Those who are deaf and hard of hearing will now be able to better connect with family, friends and the community thanks to the Nevada Mobile Communication Access Project. 

With funding from the Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabiliti...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Churchill County Recognizes Employees For Service

Jamie Davis receives her plaque form the Commissioners.

At its meeting on December 21, the County Commissioners recognized 10 county employees for their combined years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Jamie Davis, Comptroller
  • Jera Pierson, Building Department
  • Ashlee Roberts, Justi...
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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Lane Shifts as NDOT Installs Driver Information Sign on U.S. 95 South of Fallon

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Lane shifts and shoulder closures will take place on U.S. 95 south of Fallon on Dec. 21 as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs a new digital highway sign.

Lanes will be slightly shifted on U.S. 95 from Clover to Hacienda Drives between 8 a.m. ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Farewell/Appreciation Event Honoring Commissioners Olsen, Koenig on January 11

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The public is invited to attend a farewell/appreciation gathering for outgoing Commissioners H. Pete Olsen and Greg Koenig on January 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rafter 3C Arena on Sheckler Road.

This event is an opportunity for those wishing to show their than...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Churchill County Library: January Events and Happenings

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Start the new year with some new and familiar events and happenings at the Churchill County Library. 

A representative with EmployNV will be at the library on January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. to help you find your new job for the new year! Learn about ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Central Nevada Health District Established

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The creation of the Central Nevada Health District and Central Nevada Health District Board of Health was approved by the State of Nevada Board of Health on December 2, 2022, in accordance with NRS 439.370. This is the third District approved in the State...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

County Leadership Pleased with Resolution On Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Effort

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With the passage of the Defense Reauthorization Act this week in Washington, DC, Churchill County leadership is pleased to see the process come to a mutually beneficial conclusion for the nearly seven-year-long decision on the Navy range modernization eff...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Churchill County Offering Limited Testing, Vaccine Schedule in December

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As part of its final offerings as the Churchill County Public Health Department prior to evolving into the Central Nevada Health District, a limited number of COVID and flu testing and vaccine dates will be offered in December.

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Fallon Barrel Racing Donates To Charitable Agencies

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Fallon Barrel Racing, an organization created by local women with a passion for barrel racing, held Veterans Day events at the Rafter 3C Arena that drew in competition from several states and generated proceeds for regional charities.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Scharmann Sworn In As County Commissioner

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Harry “Bus” Scharmann was sworn in today as Churchill County Commissioner, District 3. Scharmann replaces Dr. Greg Koenig, who was elected to the State Assembly, District 38. Scharmann will serve out the remaining two years of Koenig’s term on the county ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Churchill County Library: December Events and Happenings

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Mail Ballots for the 2022 General Election Mailed This Week

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Voting for this November’s general election can be done by mail or in person. Early voting starts Saturday, October 22.

If you choose to vote by mail, you can mail your ballot to the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office or you can drop it off at the ballot drop off lo...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Parks & Recreation Offering Plenty of Fall Activities

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Churchill County Parks & Recreation offers activities and classes for everyone this fall! Registration and payment for activities is all online at: churchillcountyrecreation.org

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Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lattin Far...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Sheriff's Office Receives Grant For Joining Forces Program

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The Churchill County Sheriff's Office received a $30,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, to support their renewed participation in the Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Fire Department Responds to Fire at Safety Kleen Facility

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The Fallon Churchill Fire Department responded to a 6 a.m. call for a fire at the Safety Kleen oil recycling facility on Bango Road in Churchill County this morning.

The department responded in force with multiple engines and trucks to the site and assiste...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Churchill County Recognizes Employees for Service

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At its meeting on September 21, the County Commissioners recognized seven county employees for their combined years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Wendy Bullock, Court Services
  • Catherine Richardson, Museum
  • Tiffany Timmons, ...
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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Annual Jim Regan Golf Tournament Deemed a Success

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For more than 20 years, Churchill County has hosted the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for academic scholarships for county staff and their children. Regan was a county commissioner who was heavily involved in the community and died in ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Churchill County Library: October Events and Happenings

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Applications for Wishing Tree Program Available Sept. 12

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Applications for the 2022 Wishing Tree Program will be available September 12 from Churchill County Social Services. Completed applications are due back to Social Services by October 20 at 5 p.m.

The Wishing Tree Program provides gifts during the holiday s...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Library To Host Reception for Photographer Dennis Doyle

Dennis Doyle art on display at county administration building.

Churchill County Library will host a public reception for photographer Dennis Doyle on September 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to stop in, meet Doyle and see his new art on display at the library. Refreshments will be served.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Churchill County Library: September Events and Happenings

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Mel Glover Selected New Museum Director

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Self-described “museum geek” Mel Glover took the reins of the Churchill County Museum last week after a nationwide search to find a director to lead the museum.

“I have a passion for history and telling the stories behind the names and dates to connect wit...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Counties Grateful for Assessment Exemption to Support Forming Central Nevada Health District

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At yesterday’s Interim Finance Committee meeting, Churchill, Mineral, Pershing, and Eureka Counties and the City of Fallon received approval for an assessment exemption to NRS.439.4905. This exemption relieves the counties from paying an assessment to the...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Update on Road Work Through Heart of Fallon

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An update from the Nevada Department of Transportation regarding the work on Highway 50/Williams Ave through the heart of Fallon: 

Night work continues on US 50 in downtown Fallon between Allen Road and Rio Vista Drive throughout the week of Augus...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Virtual Classes Focusing on Soil Health

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Extension’s Alternative Crops Program is hosting seven free online classes. All classes will focus on managing soil health on agricultural lands in Nevada. The classes are every Tuesday morning from 10-11 a.m., August 30 through October 11. 

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Lane Closures on Harrigan Road, Union Lane from Aug. 22-30

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Lane closures and travel delays will be in place on Harrigan Road (State Route 115) and Union Lane (State Road 720) in Fallon Aug. 22-Aug. 30 as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the routes to improve the roadway surface. 

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament is September 17 at Fallon Golf Course

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With the Annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament about a month away, organizers say there is still room for 4-person teams and sponsors to sign-up to participate.

Team registration for the 4-person scramble format is open and sponsorships and donations a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Churchill County Library: August Events and Happenings

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Stop by the Churchill County Library in August to enjoy activities for all ages.

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Books, Bites & Beverages: A Literary Adventure Returns

Books, Bites & Beverages crowd at the 2019 event.

Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure is back! This popular fundraiser for the Churchill County Library, on hiatus for a couple of years, returns on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for all to enjoy.

Sponsored by the Churchill Library Association, th...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Fallon Community Day Scheduled for July 30

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Churchill County will host its annual Fallon Community Day event on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Rafter 3C Arena, 325 Sheckler Road in Fallon.

This event is designed as a fun, family back-to-school outing and will include a free barbecue, free...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Churchill County Library: July Events and Happenings

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Stop by the Churchill County Library in July to take advantage of its activities for all ages.

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The summer reading program runs through July 29. Ocean Bingo, with sea-themed bingo squares, happens on July 21 at 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the summer r...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Churchill County Recognizes Employees for Service

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At its meeting on June 15, the County Commissioners recognized eight county employees for their years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Bryant McCrary, Juvenile Probation
  • Joe Salsman, Library

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  • Jason Fenner, ...
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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Road Department to Repave Bottom Road Near Highway 50 June 21-24

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The Churchill County Road Department will repave Bottom Road from Highway 50 to just south of the Top Gun Car Wash from June 21-24. Bottom Road will be closed to all traffic during this time. Drivers are urged to plan ahead for alternate routes.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Celebrate Our Small Town Atmosphere with the July 4 Parade and Block Party

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Come out for one of our community’s favorite events: the July 4 parade and, this year, block party on Maine Street! Hosted by the City of Fallon, Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Churchill County Parks & Recreation, this annual celebration is a communit...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Churchill County to Hold Dedication for Rafter 3C Arena on June 1 at 1 p.m.

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WHO:        Churchill County Commissioners, County Manager and Leadership Team

WHAT:       Dedication of Rafter 3C Arena event space. Public invited to attend. Tours available...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Churchill County Library: June Events and Happenings

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Stop by the Churchill County Library in June to take advantage of its activities for all ages.

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Kick-off the summer reading program with a carnival with games, prizes, food and fun on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the empty lot on the north side of t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Staying Cool with Oasis Heating and Air

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Oasis Air Conditioning and Heating, a family owned and operated company here in Fallon, is one of the final local contractors to add their expertise to the construction of the Rafter 3C Arena on Sheckler Road.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Fallon Students Earn Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships

2022 Regan scholarship recipients

Five local students earned Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships as selected by the Churchill County Employee Management Committee. Those students received their scholarships at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on May 18. 

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

New Names For Parks & Rec Facilities As Fairgrounds Undergo Transition & Upgrade

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With the opening of the Rafter 3C Arena on June 1, Churchill County Parks & Recreation is updating the names of its facilities at the fairgrounds to better reflect our local heritage. 

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Community Meeting June 8 To Gather Input for Central Nevada Health District

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Churchill County residents are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the proposed Central Nevada Health District, a local public health department.

Come to the William N. Pennington Life Center on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss public health, wh...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Fallon’s Clint Jensen Construction Assembled Rafter 3C Arena

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Putting together a 75,000 sq. foot metal building would appear to be no easy task, but Clint Jensen Construction specializes in this type of work and won the competitive bid process to erect the Rafter 3C Arena for Churchill County.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Rural Development Staff at Life Center to Discuss Housing Loans, Grants

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Are you a homeowner with low income needing to make home repairs? Or looking to buy a home? If so, representatives from the USDA Rural Development Office will be at the William N. Pennington Life Center on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss qualifyi...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Fallon’s H&H Metal Supply Provided Steel Building for Rafter 3C

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When Churchill County leadership wanted to build an indoor livestock and event arena, it found a perfect local vendor to supply the steel building that is now the Rafter 3C Arena: H&H Metal Supply of Fallon.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

D&D Plumbing Brings Water To Rafter 3C Arena

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With offices in Sparks and Fallon, D&D Plumbing was a natural pick to provide plumbing for the Rafter 3C Arena.

Involved in the concept and final design of the plumbing system, D&D furnished and installed all interior plumbing including water fount...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Churchill County’s Vaccine, Testing Schedule for May 2022

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Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in May 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offere...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

May Happenings at the Churchill County Library

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Stop by the Churchill County Library next month and take advantage of its activities for all ages.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

‘Because of War’ Museum Lecture Series Begins Next Month

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Join the Churchill County Museum in May for its spring lecture series “Because of War” which looks at themes focusing on combat, remembrance and love during wartime.

The four-part series runs on Wednesdays in May at 6 p.m. at the museum and is free to the ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Annual City of Fallon Fire Hydrant Testing

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The Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants within the City of Fallon during the evenings from April 25 through May 13.

This annual testing is important to ensure the system is functioning properly and is one of many requir...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Striking a Balance

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As a commissioner for over 11 years, I am aware of the growth that is headed to our community and how important it is to continue planning for sustainable development which helps protect and preserve our natural resources, while improving the value of our...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

A&K Earthmovers Focusing on Concrete Work at Rafter 3C

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Second in a series of stories on primary local contractors working to build the Rafter 3C Arena.

After being awarded the contract based on their competitive bid, A&K Earthmovers of Fallon has been working on the civil construction and structural concre...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Crisis Intervention Training Offered

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Churchill County Social Services & Public Health and the Sheriff’s Office are hosting a 40-hour crisis intervention training course May 9 through 13 at the Buckland Room in the new Rafter 3C Arena at the Churchill County fairgrounds.

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Lumos and Associates Provided Civil Design and Contract Administration for 3C Arena

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First in a series of stories on primary local contractors working to build the Rafter 3C Arena.

As Churchill County looks to its early June opening of the Rafter 3C Arena at the fairgrounds, we will highlight several of the local, primary contractors invol...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

COVID Testing, Vaccine Schedule For April in Eureka County

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Update (April 21, 2022): 

Additional COVID vaccine and testing dates added for the remainder of April:

  • April 27: Eureka Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Airport and home visits from 1 to 6 p.m. 
  • April 28: Crescent Valley Clinic a...
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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Churchill County Now Offering Second COVID Booster Doses to Eligible Groups

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In keeping with Center for Disease Control guidance issued in late March 2022, Churchill County is now offering second COVID booster doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for individuals age 50 and up as well as a second booster of the Pfizer vac...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Additional Overnight Lane Closures on U.S. 50 in Fallon

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The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced that additional overnight and weekend lane closures will take place as improvements continue to U.S. 50 in downtown Fallon. 

NDOT is repaving two miles of U.S. 50 from Allen to Rio Vista Drive,...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Churchill County Museum Seeks Volunteer Artists To Paint Mural

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The Churchill County Museum, working in conjunction with the Churchill Community Coalition, is looking for youth volunteers to paint its first panel of the new “Our Community, Our Stories” mural on the south side of the museum building located at 1050 S. ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

New Art Exhibit Up At Library Through May

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A new art exhibit is up at the Churchill County Library and runs through the end of May. The Flying Artists art group, comprised of artists from Fallon and Fernley, work in watercolor, oil, pastels, acrylics, and pen and ink. 

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Cottage School Open Once Again for Education

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City of Fallon and Churchill County officials gathered at the Cottage Schools last evening to cut the ribbon for reopening the newly renovated building as an educational facility.

In his remarks, County Commissioner Pete Olsen thanked the City of Fallon an...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

County Assessor: Return Property Tax Cap Claim Forms by June 15

With rising construction costs and real estate prices, the Assessor’s Office would like to remind all Churchill County residents to complete and return their Property Tax Cap Claim Forms by June 15, 2022. Returning this form will ensure that the property ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Lahontan Valley Claybreakers Teach Youth Firearms Safety

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Last month, Churchill County Commissioners approved a $2,500 community support donation for the non-profit Lahontan Valley Claybreakers, a local organization that educates youth about gun safety, the sport of trapshooting, teaches life skills to be carrie...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Churchill County’s Vaccine, Testing Schedule for April 2022

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Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in April 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offe...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

‘War Comes Home: The Legacy’ Comes to Churchill County Museum

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Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, new exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy opens on April 5 at the Churchill County Museum. The traveling exhibition, rich with historic and contemporary letters, offers ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Mineral County COVID Vaccine, Testing Opportunities in April

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Working in partnership with Mineral County officials, Churchill County Public Health is offering several opportunities for Mineral County residents to get the COVID vaccine and a COVID PCR test in Hawthorne.

Anyone age five and older may receive a vaccine....

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Eureka County COVID Vaccine, Testing Opportunities Next Week

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Working in partnership with Eureka County, Churchill County Public Health is offering two opportunities for Eureka County residents to get the COVID vaccine or a COVID PCR test.

On Wednesday, March 30, stop by the Eureka Clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. for testing...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Community Invited to Dedication, Ribbon-Cutting for Cottage School

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All are welcome to join Churchill County leadership for a dedication and ribbon-cutting for the middle building of the Cottage School, the new home of Parks & Recreation’s after-school CARE program, on March 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This historic buildin...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Reading and More in April at the Churchill County Library

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So. Much. Happening. Stop by the Churchill County Library next month and take advantage of its activities for all ages.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Churchill County Recognizes Employees for Service

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At its meeting on March 16, the County Commissioners recognized 14 county employees for their years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service

  • Briana Schwab, Museum
  • Mike Heidemann, Emergency Management
  • Jeffrey Mello, Juvenile Detention
  • R...
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Posted on: March 16, 2022

K-9 Retires From The Sheriff’s Office

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After nine years of outstanding and faithful service, good boy Jax, the K-9 at the Sheriff’s Office, retired last week to the home of his handler, Sgt. Matt Timmons. 

Sheriff Richard Hickox honored Jax for his work with the department over the cou...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Library Hosts 'Empty Bowls' on April 3

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Join the Churchill County Library, local youth artists and the Karma Box project on Sunday, April 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at the library. Make a non-perishable food donation to the Karma Box or a cash donation to the Churchill Library Association and receiv...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Western Nevada Development District Seeking Executive Director

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As a member of the Western Nevada Development District, Churchill County would benefit from a stellar candidate successfully applying for this position. Is that you?

Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) seeks a full-time Executive Director. WNDD is a...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Eureka County COVID Vaccine, Testing Opportunities in March

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Working in partnership with Eureka County, Churchill County Public Health is offering two opportunities for Eureka County residents to get the COVID vaccine, a COVID PCR test and a seasonal flu vaccine at the Eureka Count Medical Clinic, 250 S. Main Stree...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Sidewalk/Lane closures on U.5. 50 through Fallon Through Summer

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From March 7 through summer, periodic roadway shoulder, sidewalk and single lane closures will take place on U.S. 50 through Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the highway and upgrades sidewalks for enhanced traffic safety and mo...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

County's Vaccine, Testing Schedule for March 2022

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In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in March 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennin...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Mineral County COVID Vaccine, Testing Opportunities in March

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Working in partnership with Mineral County officials, Churchill County Public Health is offering several opportunities for Mineral County residents to get the COVID vaccine, a COVID PCR test and a seasonal flu vaccine in Hawthorne.

Anyone age five and olde...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

New Fire Engines Being Custom Built

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Fallon Churchill Fire Department is excited to announce that it has recently contracted with Darley Company to custom build two new fire engines for the Fallon/Churchill County community. The new additions will be direct replacements for Darley Engines th...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Not Your Granddad’s Library: Reading and More in March at the Churchill County Library

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The modern library is not the hush-hush, always-be-quiet place of decades past. Step into the vibrant and busy Churchill County Library next month and take advantage of its activities for all ages.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Nevada Green Tech Startup Caps 2021 with $25M in Defense Contract

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EnviroSafe Demil LLC (ESD) of Fallon, Nevada recaps 2021 as a year of success and awards after seeing amazing breakthroughs throughout the year. ESD began 2021 being awarded a 5-year Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to perform Small...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Energy Assistance Program available to help with heating, cooling costs

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The Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) reminds Nevadans that the Energy Assistance Program is available to help residents afford their heating and cooling bills.  

Additionally, the program can help households get caug...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Churchill County Museum Hosts Its Spring Luncheon

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Anyone with an interest in history and firearms, specifically the Springfield rifle, is invited to attend the Churchill County Museum’s spring luncheon on Saturday, March 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the museum.

Speaker Michel Scherschel will present...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Churchill County Earns Fallon Chamber of Commerce Honor

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Churchill County local government was honored on Friday, February 4 at the Fallon Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner as the “Best Place to Work.”

A first-time nominee, the county was also nominated for Outstanding Beautification Project for the new Rafter 3...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

CDC Authorizes Fourth COVID Booster Dose For The Immunocompromised

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are immunocompromised may receive an additional “booster dose” or fourth dose of the COVID vaccine. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Ballot Preference Form Mailed to County’s Registered Voters

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With the passage of Assembly Bill 321 during the 2021 Nevada State Legislative Session, all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail. If you wish to vote by mail and received a recent letter from the Churchill County Clerk-Treasurer’s office at you...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Reminder To Ensure Irrigation Systems Are Winterized

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Over the last several days, the Churchill County Public Works, Planning & Zoning department has received numerous calls to report water leaks from residential properties. Most, if not all these leaks have been a result of freezing and rupture of the h...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Fallon Animal Welfare Group – Helping Feral Cats Find Homes

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A dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers looks after the feral cat population in this community with the hope of finding homes for many of the once-wild felines.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Churchill County’s Vaccine, Testing Schedule for February 2022

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In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 Churchill County continues to offer COVID testing and vaccine opportunities in February 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pen...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Recorder’s Office Now Offering Fraud Alert

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The Recorder’s Office has heard your requests and now offers Fraud Guard, a simple way to help prevent you from being the victim of property fraud via notification when there is activity on a property with your name on it. 

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Tiffany Josephs Appointed Court Administrator Designate

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10th District Court Judge Thomas Stockard has announced the appointment of Tiffany Josephs as the Court Administrator Designate pending the retirement of current Court Administrator Sue Sevon in June 2022.

As of Tuesday, January 18, Josephs will be acting ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Community Provides Foster Youth A Memorable Christmas

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The Mary Sauer Memorial Toy Closet made holiday wishes a reality for local foster children. During 2021, the Closet provided 409 brand new toys to children with 361 of those distributed during the Christmas season. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Free Kits Available To Test Homes for Radon Gas

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The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering short- and long-term radon test kits so that homeowners can identify whether their homes have high levels of the cancer-causing gas and can take steps to mitigate risks. Free radon test kits are availab...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

New William N. Pennington Life Center Manager Named

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Former Coalition for Senior Citizens Board President Jill Manha has been named the new manager of the Pennington Life Center effective January 3.

In addition to her experience on the Coalition, Manha brings a passion for helping seniors and many years of h...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Jury Questionnaires Being Mailed To Selected County Residents

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Jury questionnaires will be mailed out next week to about 3,000 randomly selected individuals in Churchill County to potentially be a juror for trials scheduled at the 10th Judicial District Court and Justice Court of New River Township in 2022.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Rock New Year’s Eve at the Churchill County Museum’s Fundraiser

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Enjoy a lovely evening and ring in the new year at the Churchill County Museum’s Annual Black and White Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Friday, December 31 at the William N. Pennington Life Center. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

County's Vaccine, Testing Schedule for January 2022

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Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in January 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only of...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Read, learn, explore, enjoy in January at the Churchill County Library

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Start off 2022 on the right foot by walking into the Churchill County Library and taking advantage of its activities for all ages.

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

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The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update in person and virtually in 2022, Jan. 10 – 14. For more than 40 years, the University has held several sessions across Nevada in January to provide ranchers with current research-based...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Churchill County Recognizes Employees for Service, Swears In Cemetery Board Members

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At its meeting this afternoon, the County Commissioners recognized two county employees and three citizens willing to serve their community.

Honored for their years of service to this community were:

  • Anthony Laca, Road Department for 10 years of service&...
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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Fallon Youth Club - Building Relationships With Kids

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For the past 16 years, the Fallon Youth Club has provided high quality, low cost, after-school programming for the children/youth of Churchill County with a focus on at-risk kids. 

Open since 2005, the Fallon Youth Club moved to its new 15,500 squ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

County’s Vaccine, Testing Schedule for December

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Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in December to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offere...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

County Offering Monoclonal Antibody Treatment For COVID-19

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Update as of February 2022: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment is no longer offered by Churchill County due to equipment shortages.

 

To complement its COVID-19 testing and vaccine services, Churchill County now offers a treatment option for eligible in...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Churchill Animal Protection Society: Rehoming Former Pets

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First in an occasional series of stories highlighting organizations the county financially supports.

Perhaps you’ve been to the dog kissing booth at Walmart prior to the pandemic. Or driven by the corner of Pasture and Berney Roads near NAS Fallon and wond...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Pennington Life Center Closed Nov. 19-Dec. 5 Due to COVID Outbreak

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The William N. Pennington Life Center has been determined to be in a current COVID-19 outbreak with more than two positive cases and an inability to identify all contacts.

Effective Friday, November 19, the Life Center will be closed for all indoor activit...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Notice to Churchill County Water System Customers

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Churchill County water system staff will perform repairs on the water system from 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10. During this time, we ask that water system customers help conserve water by limiting water use during ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Seasonal Flu Shots Available Saturday, Nov. 6

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Churchill County Public Health will hold a seasonal flu clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the public health site at 485 Miner’s Road. Anyone ages six months and older is eligible to receive this free vaccine.

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

County's Vaccine, Testing Schedule For November

Booster eligibility criteria list as of Oct. 2021

UPDATE AS OF NOV. 3, 2021:

With the CDC's approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years this week, Churchill County will be offering the vaccine to this age group at all vaccine clinics starting on November 4 and continuing throughou...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Scholarship Funds

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Sixty-eight players participated in the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament, a Churchill County sponsored event for the benefit of scholarships, held on September 18 at the Fallon Golf Course. Regan, a former county commissioner, was heavily involved in ou...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class

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Caregivers, you are essential! Are you taking care of an adult relative, partner, friend or parent? If so, consider enrolling in “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a 6-week workshop that gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

New App Available For Law Enforcement Families, Community Members

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The Churchill County Sheriff's Office has been working with a company called Cordico to develop an app specific to our agency and the community we serve. This app will allow us to provide department links, relay safety and crime prevention tips, meaningfu...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Library Seeks Public Input to Guide Programming, Services

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The Churchill County Library values and needs input from the public as it embarks on a strategic planning process designed to guide services, programming, and other library needs into the future. 

Community input is critical to this process and th...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Installation Begins on New Traffic Signals on 50A in Fernley

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Since so many Fallon/Churchill County residents commute west, we thought you’d like to know:

The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin construction on Oct. 13 of traffic signals to enhance traffic flow and safety at two Alternate U.S. 50 intersect...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

County Departments Host Fall Events

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The Churchill County Museum, Library and Parks & Recreation have several events planned this month for family fall fun.

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Scarecrow Factory on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until supplies run out). At Lattin Farms. Build your o...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Members Needed For Cemetery Board

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Churchill County is looking for public-minded citizens willing to serve on the Cemetery Board, an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Cemetery Board is authorized and directed to make recommendations to the Commissioners regarding progr...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Scarecrow Factory Returns For Fall Fun

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Churchill County Parks & Recreation hosts its annual Scarecrow Factory at Lattin Farms on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a wonderful time for a family event to build scarecrows for the autumn season and to scare away ghostly ghouls. S...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Museum Offers Traditional Lifeways Classes

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Join Churchill County Museum’s Donna Cossette as she shares her expertise and knowledge of the Toi-Ticutta people. Working through hands-on projects, she will give step-by-step instructions on the processes used in flint knapping and string making. Those ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Wishing Tree Applications Now Available

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Wishing Tree is a program providing holiday gifts for children in our community and is a combined effort between local agencies and community members.

The program is now accepting applications for Churchill County youth ages birth to 17 years whose family ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Churchill County Recogizes Employees for Service

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At its meeting yesterday, the County Commissioners recognized 11 county employees for their years of service to this community. Honored were:

Five years of service:

  • Jason Stritenberger, Sheriff’s Office
  • Maria Gill, Library

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  • Julia Mello, Juv...
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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Parks & Recreation Hosts No Hill Hundred Bike Tour

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Churchill County Parks & Recreation announces that registration is open for the 2021 No Hill Hundred Century Bike Tour to be held Saturday, Oct. 2 in Fallon, Nevada.

Join us for a beautiful fall day in rural Nevada for a fully supported ride along the ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Sections of Lahontan State Recreation Area Closed for Roadway Resurfacing

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Sections of the Lahontan State Recreation Area will be closed Sept. 12-24 as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces park roads. 

  • Silver Springs side of recreation area closed from 4 p.m. Sept. 12 through 4 p.m. Sept. 17. 
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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Pennington Life Center Welcomes Back Jamie Lee

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Churchill County is happy to welcome back Jamie Lee as the new manager of the William N. Pennington Life Center. 

She has 15 years of experience managing senior centers in Pershing County, Carson City and here in Fallon and her passion for seniors...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Churchill County Offers RV Camping To Evacuees

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Churchill County has opened up 20 acres for RV camping and welcomes evacuees from the Caldor Fire.

Located at 485 Miner’s Road, signage will direct evacuees to the RV camping site from both the Sheckler Road and Highway 95 south entrances in Fallon. Proof ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament is Sept. 18

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Churchill County now accepting registrations and entry fees for the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Fallon Golf Course.

Form a 4-person team and enter now! Entry free of $50 for members and $80 for non-members inc...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

County Vaccine, Testing schedule for September 2021

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing schedule for September is posted. Due to shortages in Nevada, the county will not be offering rapid COVID tests this month. County will offer PCR tests which take a few days to get results back from the state.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Offering 3rd Dose of Pfizer/Moderna Vaccines for Immunocompromised Individuals

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Churchill County now offers a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to those who self-report as being immunocompromised at any of its regularly-scheduled vaccine events (see below for remaining August schedule).

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Churchill County Represented at Cantaloupe Festival

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Churchill County will have three booths at this year’s Cantaloupe Festival with a variety of information and activities for festival attendees.

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Public Invited to William N. Pennington Life Center Open House

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The public is invited to attend the William N. Pennington Life Center’s Open House on Aug. 25 from 4-7 p.m. Meet the staff, mingle with friends, see what’s new and enjoy an ice cream sundae.

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Updated Vaccine, Testing Schedule for Remainder of August

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Churchill County has updated its COVID vaccine and testing schedule for the rest of August. We will no longer offer testing at the Pennington Life Center or be at The Grid Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Road Department Chip Sealing Several County Roads in August

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The Churchill County Road Department has several double chip-sealing projects on county roads scheduled this month. Please use caution and/or find an alternative route if traveling on these roads on the following dates:

August 16-19:

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Avoid Drain Pain - Don't Flush These Things

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Just because the package says flushable doesn’t always mean it’s true. Many items marketed as disposable and/or flushable do not degrade like toilet paper, and they wind up clogging pipes, get stuck in pumps, and cause messy sewer backups into streets, bu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Fallon Community Day Scheduled for Aug. 14

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Churchill County will host its annual Fallon Community Day event on Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine Street in Fallon.

This event is designed as a fun, family back-to-school outing and will include a free b...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Churchill County Offering Back-to-School Immunizations

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Churchill County is offering three back-to-school immunization clinics for children in August at the William N. Pennington Life Center:

  • Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Aug. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Construction Proceeding at Churchill County's Rafter 3C Center

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Progress continues on schedule for Churchill County’s new event space, the Rafter 3C Center, located at the fairgrounds. When completed at the end of this year, the Rafter 3C Center will provide a new event space in rural Nevada for livestock events, auto...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for August

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UPDATED AUG. 12 (for the rest of August):

  • Tuesdays (Aug. 17, 24, 31): Vaccines and testing at Miner's Road Public Health Site from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays (Aug. 18, 25): Vaccine only at Pennington Life Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; vaccine and testing a...
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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Museum Fundraiser Book Sale runs July 28-August 15

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The Churchill County Museum will hold a fundraising book sale from July 28 through August 15 featuring books from the estate of former Museum Director Dan Ingram.

“Books are priced to sell with most prices ranging from 50 cents to $5.00,” said Teri Hedgpet...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule For July

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing schedule for July is set. The county has expanded its vaccine and testing delivery points to include The Grid Farmer’s Markets on Wednesdays and the William N. Pennington Life Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Enter Churchill County's Vaccine Incentive Program for a Chance At Cash Prizes

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Churchill County Public Health has developed a vaccine incentive program to encourage county residents to obtain full vaccination from COVID-19.

Full vaccination is defined as receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the one-dose John...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Churchill County Recognizes Employees for Service

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At its June 16 meeting, the County Commissioners recognized seven county employees for their years of service to this community. Honored were:

  • Lisa Nordman, District Attorney’s Office – 10 years
  • LaKrisha Ernst, Facilities/Parks & Recreation – 10 years (...
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Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for Remainder of June

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for the remainder of June now posted. Those 18 and older may receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those ages 12-17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

County Announces Additional Services at Life Center Effective July 1

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As Churchill County seeks to increase service offerings for seniors in our community, Bus Scharmann started as the county’s interim manager for the Pennington Life Center today. He spent the morning meeting with Senior Coalition Board members and staff di...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for June 14-18

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for the week of June 14 through 18 now posted. Please note due to staffing constraints, vaccines and testing are limited this week. 

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for June 7-11

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for the week of June 7 through 11 now posted. Those 18 and older may receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those ages 12-17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

County To Host Retirement Gathering for Former Commissioner Bus Scharmann

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Churchill County is hosting a retirement/farewell gathering for former County Commissioner Bus Scharmann on Wednesday, June 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lariat Courtyard on the south end of the Oats Park Art Center, 151 East Park Street.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

County's COVID Testing Program Now Incentivized

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Churchill County’s COVID testing program is now incentivized! Offering $20 Walmart gift cards on a weekly basis to Churchill County residents who have not been vaccinated, have not tested positive in the last 90 days and who volunteer to be tested.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Churchill County's Vaccination, Testing Schedule for June 1-7

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For the month of June, Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates will vary from week to week and on some days, appointments will be required. Those 18 and older may receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those ages 12-17 will rec...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Experiment Station Projects Serve Nevadans At Facilities Throughout The State

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At a ranch in Eureka, researchers are breeding a unique species of sheep well-adapted to the harsh Great Basin environment and that produces some of the finest wool in the nation. At the same time at a field in Fallon, researchers are using lasers and bel...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Programs Available To Help Ag Producers Deal With Drought

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Back in early March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 14 Nevada counties, including Churchill, as “disaster areas” due to ongoing drought conditions. 

Locally, TCID announced reductions in their water deliveries to 70 percent of normal....

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Churchill County's Vaccine, Testing Schedule for May 24-28

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Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for the week of May 24-28 for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those 12 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine are:

  • Tuesday, May 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Road Closure for Chip Sealing May 24-June 4

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Casey Road from McLean Road to Strasdin Lane will be closed to through traffic May 24-June as the Churchill County Road Department performs routine chip sealing maintenance on that section of county road.

Please use an alternate route as needed.

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Now Available

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides:

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for Remainder of May

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Churchill County reminds folks of its May dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those 12 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine:

  • Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. (May 18 & 25)
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p....
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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Need Folks Willing To Be Tested

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Churchill County leaders encourage those who are asymptomatic and haven’t been vaccinated to consider getting tested for COVID during the weekly testing events.

“We need you to help keep our positivity rate low! Tests offered at county's public health site...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for May 2021

Tell COVID to stick it and get vaccinated

Churchill County’s May dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those 16 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine are:

  • Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. (May 4, 11, 18, 25)
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (May 5, 12...
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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Meet New Museum Director Teri Hedgpeth

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The Churchill County Museum welcomed its new director this month as Teri Hedgpeth settles into her new position with a desire to breathe new life into the museum and take it to the next level.

“I can really affect change here and as I was looking for a cha...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

District Court To Offer Live Streaming of Law & Motion Docket

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The Tenth Judicial District Court will offer live steaming of its Law & Motion docket beginning in May 2021.

Law & Motion docket occurs every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and is available via the following links: 

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Vaccination, Testing Schedule for Final Week of April

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Churchill County announces its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna or Janssen vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and ent...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Board of Health, Commissioners Approve Re-opening Plan

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The Churchill County Board of Health and County Commissioners approved a re-opening plan that was sent to the Governor’s office for review on April 22 with an expected re-opening date of May 1. 

While the state's mask mandate remains in effect, so...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Boil Water Order Issued for Portion of Pine Grove Subdivision

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Update: Boil water notice rescinded at 2 p.m. on April 23, 2021 as water system tested negative for bacterial contamination following maintenance work this week.

A precautionary boil drinking water notice was issued today for approximately 90 homes in the ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Vaccination, Testing Schedule for Week of April 19

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Churchill County announces its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and enter the fair...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

10-Digit Dialing To Be Required for Local Calls

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CC Communications recently distributed a letter regarding the upcoming requirement to dial an area code when making local calls. This change is being brought about by the Federal Communications Commission to be able to use 988 as a new nationwide National...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

County Property Assessors Out Taking Photos of Property

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As the Churchill County Assessor’s Office begins reappraisal season, residents may see property appraisers visiting parcels, taking pictures and/or measurements, and driving around neighborhoods to follow up on building permits. 

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

County Not Currently Offering J&J Vaccine Due to Nationwide Pause

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Following federal and state recommendations, Churchill County will not administer the J&J/Janssen vaccine until the nationwide pause has been resolved. 

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for April 12-17

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Churchill County announces its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and enter the fair...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Churchill County Junior Livestock Show & Sale Returns to the Ring

A boy shows his steer in the ring.

The Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale returns to the ring this year April 22-24 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Last year’s event was conducted online due to COVID restrictions.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination, Testing Schedule for First Week of April

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UPDATED: APRIL 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Churchill County’s announces its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free COVID vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow t...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

NDOT Transitioning Dixie Valley Road to Gravel This Spring

Dixie Valley Road looking north

This spring, Dixie Valley Road (State Route 121) east of Fallon is scheduled to be transitioned from a paved to gravel road as the Nevada Department of Transportation removes and pulverizes the aging asphalt surface starting on Monday, April 12, 2021 and ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Pinwheels Mark Observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Proclamation presented to Brooke Shyne

Notice the blue pinwheels around town? They are up all this month to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and remind us we all play a part in promoting the well-being of our children. 

City of Fallon and Churchill County leaders held a ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Highway 95 Closed South of Fallon April 19-29

NDOT 95 road closure

U.S. 95 will be closed between Fallon and Schurz April 19-29 as the Nevada Department of Transportation reconstructs a section of highway. 

  • Between 7a.m. April 19 and 7a.m. April 29, U.S. 95 will be closed between the Fallon landfill (one and a ha...
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Posted on: March 29, 2021

County Vaccine Schedule for March 31 and April 1

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Fallon, NV – Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1 at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds....

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

BLM Adds Sand Mountain Digital Passes to Website

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The Stillwater Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management announced earlier this year Sand Mountain OHV Area has been added to the recreation.gov website where digital passes must be purchased. This makes fee compliance easier for visitors to this area...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Great Easter Egg Hunt is April 3-11

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt is a geocaching event that is free to everyone. Ten large Easter eggs containing toys and treats will be hidden throughout Churchill County and available to find beginning Saturday, April 3. 

The first 10 eggs will includ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination Schedule for March 24 & 25

Vaccine line at Miners Road site

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Wednesday, March 24 at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and ente...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

County Honors Employees With Tenure Awards

Sue Sevon with Commissioners

Churchill County honored a dozen employees at the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on March 17. The county recognizes its employees at five-year intervals of service to our community by giving them plaques and lapel pins during a commissioners’ meet...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Community Development Block Grant Pre-Application Now Due

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The 2021-22 Churchill County Community Development Block Grant pre-application is now available at the Churchill County Social Services located at 485 West B Street, Suite 105, in Fallon, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that Churchill County relea...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Remaining March Activities at Pennington Life Center

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The Pennington Life Center continues to meet the needs of its clientele by providing programming via Zoom calls until restrictions ease and large gatherings can be held again.

The following list of remaining activities in March are scheduled:

March 22 at 10...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Churchill County Vaccination Schedule for March 17 and 18

Vaccines at Miners Road site

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Wednesday, March 17 at the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and enter the fairgrounds via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a fi...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community Garden Now at Pennington Life Center

Anita Lamb in the Life Center community garden

Using a grant provided by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Cooperative Extension, the William N. Pennington Life Center created a community garden this winter and is inviting those who want to step outside and grow their own food for healthy cooking to si...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

New traffic pattern for vaccines effective March 10

Vaccination Traffic Map - 03.08.21

Churchill County has adjusted its vaccine site from the fairgrounds parking lot to a larger parcel of land just south of Miner’s Road, effective March 10.

Those seeking vaccines should still enter from Miner's Road off of Highway 95 South and follow signag...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Churchill County now serving ages 55+ for vaccines at fairgrounds

Vaccine administered at fairgrounds

Churchill County’s next dates for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, March 11 at the county fairgrounds. Please enter the fairgrounds via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

UPDATED ON MARCH 3: Free Drive-Through COVID Vaccines Available March 4

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Churchill County’s next dates for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, March 4 at the county fairgrounds; please arrive via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limit...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Churchill County Announces Next Date for COVID Vaccines

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Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the county fairgrounds, 325 Sheckler Road in Fallon. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

First Doses

Feb. 25 a...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

District Court Taken With Image of Downtown Fallon

Herb with his image at District Court

Fallon photographer Mike Herb’s image of downtown Fallon at Christmas caught the eye of District Court Judge Tom Stockard the moment he saw it.

“We felt that this photo captured the essence of what makes Fallon so special and how our community comes togeth...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Churchill County Announces Next Date for COVID Vaccines

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Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, Feb. 18 at the county fairgrounds, 325 Sheckler Road in Fallon.

First Doses

Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Drive-in, no appointment needed:

Continuing to serve:

  • Ages 70+
  • Ag...
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Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID Vaccines Available to Additional Groups on Feb. 10 and 11

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Churchill County will continue to administer COVID vaccines to these groups on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10 and 11 at the county fairgrounds, via Hwy 95A to Miners Road entrance.

First Doses

Feb. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. drive in, no appointments needed:

Conti...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

CART Available to Take Eligible Populations to Fairgrounds for Vaccines

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Churchill Area Regional Transportation, or CART, is available to take eligible vaccine populations who don’t have a ride to the fairgrounds to receive their COVID vaccine beginning with Churchill County’s Feb. 4 vaccination date. Masks are required when r...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

COVID Vaccines Available to Additional Groups on Feb. 3 and 4

Vaccines at the fairgrounds

Churchill County will administer COVID vaccines to these groups on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 and 4 at the county fairgrounds. All persons using the fairgrounds for their vaccine should arrive via Miners Road from Highway 95 south. Sheckler entrances ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

All Remaining COVID Events at Fairgrounds Canceled For This Week

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COVID testing dates and the vaccination clinic scheduled for the Churchill County Fairgrounds this week have been cancelled based on the incoming storm. This includes the testing events scheduled for Jan. 27, 28 and 29 and the vaccination event on Jan. 28...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Next Vaccination Date for Residents 70+ is Jan. 28

Vaccinating county senior population

Churchill County will continue administering COVID vaccines to residents aged 70+, as well as anyone from the Nevada Department of Corrections, law enforcement/public safety and education and child care employees in the county on Jan. 28 starting at 1 p.m...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Deep Roots in Fallon Lead Commissioner Heath to Serve

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Fallon raised, veteran, physician. 

Newly elected County Commissioner Justin Heath’s life is deeply rooted in Fallon and that connection to this community led him to serve.

“I wanted to help my community and people were telling me we needed new fac...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Online town halls to discuss new rounds of Paycheck Protection Programs

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With the Small Business Administration resuming their Paycheck Protection Program earlier this week, and other organizations such as Prestamos CDFI joining in to offer other forgivable loan programs, University of Nevada, Reno Extension will offer free on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Meet Commissioner Greg Koenig

Commissioner Greg Koenig

New County Commissioner Greg Koenig will spend the first few months on the job soaking in all he can to bring himself up to speed on county issues so that he can make a difference during his time in office.

He wants to use his experience on the Churchill C...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Churchill County Moves Ahead With Tier 2 Vaccinations

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In accordance with the State of Nevada’s vaccination playbook, Churchill County will begin administering its first Tier 2 COVID vaccines to educators in the county on Jan. 14. This process will be by “appointment only” and scheduled through education empl...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Jury Questionnaires Mailed To Selected County Residents

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Jury questionnaires will be mailed out today to about 3,000 randomly selected individuals in Churchill County to potentially be a juror for trials scheduled at District Court and Justice Court in 2021.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to help the Courts...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Board of Equalization to Meet in February

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Notice is hereby given that the Churchill County Board of Equalization will meet during the month of February 2021. The meetings will be held in the Churchill County Commission Chambers, Churchill County Administration Complex, 155 N. Taylor Street, Suite...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Portion of Casey Road Closed to Traffic Jan. 11-22

Large pipe roadwork

Casey Road, between street addresses 4433 and 4445, will be closed to all traffic Jan. 11-22 as TCID replaces box culverts under the roadway. Please use an alternate route and reduce your speed if in the area. The county Road Department will provide traff...

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