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Posted on: March 6, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus Public Health Information

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In an effort to keep our community informed and up-to-date on COVID-19/Coronavirus, Churchill County has added information on this topic to its Board of Health/Public Service Announcements webpage and will continually update this page with reliable inform...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Industry-Specific Guidelines in State of Nevada's Phase 2 Reopening Plan

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The State of Nevada has put forth industry-specific guidelines for reopening businesses in Phase 2 of the "Roadmap to Recovery" plan. Phase 2 begins today, May 29.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Notice to Public - Ballot Question Committee Recruitment

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Pursuant to NRS 295.121, Churchill County is currently forming Ballot Question Committees to prepare arguments advocating and opposing approval of the following ballot question which will be placed on the General Election ballot held on November 3, 2020:

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Reminding Churchill County Voters

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The Clerk’s Office encourages voters to mail in the ballot they received using the postage paid envelope provided. 

If a voter does not want to mail their ballot, they can drop it off in-person at the Clerk’s Office at 155 N. T...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Governor Addresses Phase 2 Reopening

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On Tuesday evening, May 26, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada is ready to move into Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

“Nevadans have done an incredible job helping to flatten the curve and I want to again thank you for understanding the s...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Library Building Remains Closed

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Beginning Monday, June 1, the Churchill County Library will be staffed Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for appointments only; the building remains closed to walk-ins.

Patrons may call and make an appointment for a 15-minute browse and checkout sessi...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

County Parks and Recreation's Reopening Plans

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As we enter Phase 2 of the State of Nevada’s reopening plan on Friday, May 29, Churchill County Parks & Recreation wants to keep the public informed of the status of its facilities and programs. 

For specific questions you may have o...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Extended Voting Hours Start May 23

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The Churchill County Clerk’s Office has received more than 2,500 mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary election. 

The Clerk’s Office encourages voters to mail in the ballot they received using the postage paid envelope provide...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Extension offers webinar on loan forgiveness and paycheck protection programs

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University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering webinars on specific topics for small businesses every Friday. The webinars are aimed at helping small businesses “pivot and adapt” during this challenging time. 

The next webina...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Cooperative Extension Offers Online Town Hall for Small Businesses

Downtown Fallon

Besides needing funds available for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, small-business owners need additional support and guidance, as well as opportunities to talk with other small-business owners. University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offerin...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

County Offices Slowly Reopening

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As we proceed through Phase One of the reopening process set forth by the Governor’s Office, Churchill County administrative offices are beginning to resume more normal operations starting May 18.

Most county administrative offices are staffed an...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Escaped Prisoner Captured by Churchill County Sheriff's Office

Alfonso Pinuelas-Duran

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Nevada Department of Corrections on May 12 advising that Alfonso Pinuelas-Duran, a 29-year-old Hispanic male, had escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City.  ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Can Census Data Drive Business Growth and Job Creation?

Churchill at 64.8 percent census self response rate

An entrepreneur in California is weighing whether to open a new restaurant. A national chain headquartered in Illinois is making regional hiring plans. And a big-box store in Colorado is deciding how to stock its shelves.

All three businesses have one thin...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City, County Leaders Address Phase One Reopening Plan

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Churchill County and the City of Fallon would like to applaud Governor Sisolak for listening to and working with local government to find a solution to get our community back to work. The County and City have worked together over the past several weeks to...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Lattin Road from Sheckler to L-line Bridge Closed Starting May 12

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The Churchill County Road Department will close Lattin Road from Sheckler to the L-line Bridge starting Tuesday, May 12 to grade, grind and pave the road to improve it for vehicular traffic.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice as the pro...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Community-Based Asymptomatic COVID Testing Now Available

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Churchill County has developed a plan for random, voluntary community-based COVID testing using its three commission districts. 

The County’s Social Services Department will staff a call center and citizens may request drive-through test...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Two More Positive COVID Cases in Churchill County

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UPDATED 5/5 at 10:20 a.m.: The two new positive cases have been identified as a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 70s. No additional information will be released by county officials.

State health officials have notified Churchill County of two more posit...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Extension offers online session for meat producers and consumers amid COVID

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The second in a series of free online updates and question-and-answer sessions offered by University of Nevada, Reno Extension to help the nation’s farmers and ranchers amid the COVID-19 crisis will be offered Tuesday, May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. PST. ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Board of County Commissioners’ Emergency Meeting on May 1

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UPDATED: May 12, 2020

Following Gov. Sisolak’s announcement this evening on plans to re-open Nevada, the Churchill County Board of Commissioners will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow, May 1 at 11 a.m. to consider phased plans to re-open the loc...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Primary election ballots mailed April 30

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The Churchill County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office has all the information you need to be prepared to vote in the June 9 mail-in primary election. Some important dates to remember:

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Transcript of Statement from Mayor Tedford and Commissioner Olsen

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As posted to City of Fallon Government and Churchill County Facebook pages this evening:

City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford:

Hello, this is Mayor Ken Tedford and I’m here today with Commissioner Pete Olsen and were here to talk to you today for a fe...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

High-speed vehicle chase ends in Churchill County

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This morning at approximately 4:37 a.m., the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a high-speed vehicle pursuit that was entering our county. 

The pursuit originated in Mineral County when a Mineral County Deputy initiated a ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Extension offers online guidance for farmers and ranchers during COVID-19

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The nation’s farmers and ranchers are accustomed to weathering storms in their industry – droughts, floods, wildfires and price fluctuations, to name a few. But, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for many of toda...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Nevada Small Business Development Center

Downtown Fallon

Nevada Small Businesses continue to struggle with the economic fallout related to COVID-19. Recent news from the U.S. Small Business Administration marked another setback for many in our business community hoping to keep their doors open through the CARES...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Cooperative Extension: Offering weekly online town halls, webinars for small businesses

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Besides needing funds available for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, small-business owners need additional support and guidance, as well as opportunities to talk with other small-business owners. University of Nevada, Reno’s Cooperat...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

First Churchill County COVID Death Reported

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As the COIVD pandemic continues, Churchill County has the sad responsibility to report its first COVID-related death.

The deceased is a male in his 50s who had underlying medical conditions and was hospitalized at Renown Health last week. He passed away on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2020

Sheckler Light Project Status Update

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On Feb. 3, the Nevada Department of Transportation installed the new temporary traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Sheckler Cut-Off in west Fallon. The goal of the temporary traffic signal is to provide more designated turns to the highway a...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

State Cautions Claimants About Sharing Information with Non-Sanctioned Sources

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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) reminds unemployed claimants to protect their personal information. 

DETR is the only authorized source of information about how to file unemployment insurance claims. To prot...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

More Positive COVID Cases in Churchill County

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Churchill County announces two more positive COVID-19 cases. The patients are a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s.

We know you join us in our thoughts for each of them and their families as they experience this difficult time. 

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Sheriff's Office Clarifies Details on Two Recent Battery Cases

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The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is setting the record straight and clarifying rumors and speculation that have been circulating on social media regarding the condition of a physically disabled homeless man.

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Churchill County Junior Livestock Sale Moves Online This Year

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The Churchill County Jr. Livestock Show & Sale will be a different this year due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. The decisions to transition from a physical show at the fairgrounds to a virtual sale online was driven by the young people ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Churchill County Has First Positive Case of COVID-19

We are in this together

Today, Churchill County announces its first positive case of COVID-19. 

The patient is a male who was tested at Renown Health and has been hospitalized there.

Persons may have come in contact with the patient at the Grand Slam Market on North Maine...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Incident of a Beaten Man

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A local farmer on Stillwater Road was awakened to find a bloody adult male subject standing at his front door this morning around 3:40 a.m. The male asked for assistance and the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and medics from Banner Churchill ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Attorneys General Form Task Force to Combat COVID Fraud

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Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford and U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich announced the formation of the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of local, state and federal investigators and prosecutors with significant experience in h...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Governor further restricts social congregating in new directive

Social distancing means 6 feet apart in public

In an effort to further reduce the spread of COVID-19, Governor Steve Sisolak provided a new directive on April 8 on social distancing protocols for Nevadans with regard to grocery stores, recreational activities, store showrooms, churches and other congr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Library Resources Available Online For Everyone

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Even though the Churchill County Library building is closed, you can still access its resources online with your library card. If you don’t have a card, an Instant Digital Card is available at the Overdrive site to download e-books and e-audios....

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Transcript from Commissioner Scharmann's Video on April 2

Bus Scharmann

Hi, I’m Churchill County Commissioner Bus Scharmann.

Your Churchill County leadership team wants to help support our local business that are finding their way through these challenging times. We hear you, we are here for you and we understand the...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Sisolak Announces Stay at Home Directive

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Today, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak formally issued a “Stay at Home” directive for Nevadans and extended the nonessential business, gaming and school closures and all other directives issued under the Emergency Declaration to April 30, 20...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Target Shooting Injures Dirt Bike Rider

Desert near Grimes Point

On March 29 at approximately 6 p.m. the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject that had been shot in the desert approximately two miles east of Highway 50 near Grimes Point. Initial information indicates that a dir...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Single Vehicle Accident on St. Clair Kills Driver

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On March 29 at approximately 4 p.m., members of the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Fallon/Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on St. Clair Road just west of Lima Lane in Church...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

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Be prepared. If you’ve been in a scouting program, you’ve heard this motto. It is good advice for us all, so Churchill County, the City of Fallon and Banner Churchill Community Hospital have banded together and are acting on that advic...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Churchill County Sheriff Responds to Report of Possible Death

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The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded today to a report of an adult male that was possibly deceased on the floor of a small trailer located on Rio Vista Road. Upon arrival, deputies found the body of a 48-year-old male in the trailer a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

BLM Temporarily Closes Sand Mountain to Visitors

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The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, in coordination with local officials announced an emergency closure of public lands at Sand Mountain Recreation Area located approximately twenty-five miles south east of Fallon...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Transcript of Commissioner Olsen’s Video Message to Community

County Commissioner Pete Olsen

Video originally posted to County’s Facebook page on March 25:

Hello, my name is Pete Olsen and I’m a Churchill County Commissioner.

I want to thank everyone for everything that they’ve done so far in this crisis of the COVID-1...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Offers Clarification on Non-Essential Business Closures, Public Gatherings

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We are in unprecedented times as we come to terms the COVID-19 virus and our efforts to protect our collective, community health. To that end, we want to provide some local clarification on state-mandated orders that have come out in the last few days and...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announces all-mail election for June 9 primary

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"Because of the many uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the immediate need to begin preparations for the 2020 primary election, it became necessary for me to take action regarding how the election will be conducted,&rdquo...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fatal Vehicle Accident on Allen Road this Morning

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Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just before 9 a.m. this morning, March 23, of a report of a submerged and overturned vehicle in the irrigation ditch at the corner of South Allen and Sorenson Roads.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Keeping You Informed: Governor Requires Nonessential Businesses to Close

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In an effort to keep our local community informed, Churchill County leaders want to make sure our county residents and businesses are aware of the Governor’s executive order this afternoon requiring nonessential businesses to close as of midnigh...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Churchill County Water System Announces Suspension of Water Shutoffs

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Churchill County Water System and their utility contractor SPB is announcing that in order to support community efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Churchill County Water System is suspending water service shutoffs, effective immediately, for deli...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

SOS - Save Our Sewer

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Disinfectant wet wipes, paper towels and toilet paper are flying off the shelves. These products help keep us clean and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But when we remember that products like baby wipes and wet wipes are not as “flush-a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Churchill County Administration Building Offices Available by Appointment Only

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Churchill County officials made the decision today to institute a “by appointment only” policy for the departments located in the County Administration Building, located at 155 North Taylor Street. This policy will go into effect tomor...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Fallon/Churchill County Joint Statement on Governor’s Closure of Some Businesses

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Churchill County and the City of Fallon have reviewed the speech delivered by the Governor last night and are releasing this statement to provide guidance to members of our community. The Governor has directed that non-essential businesses close and that ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

County Positions Community to Receive Benefits Through Emergency Declaration

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Churchill County Commissioners voted to declare a state of emergency on March 17. 

“This declaration is intended to be a proactive measure related to health threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and allow Churchill County access to fundi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Doing Business with Churchill County Government During Reduction in Services

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Your Churchill County government is reducing its operations to help protect the health and safety of our citizens, while still providing as many local government services as we can. County offices are running on reduced staff and residents are strongly ur...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Churchill County Reduces Operations Due to COVID-19

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With a state of emergency being declared by the State of Nevada due to COVID-19, Churchill County is taking additional measures to help protect its citizens and county staff. If you are a member of a vulnerable population (those 65+ and anyone with underl...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Churchill County Opts to Reduce Services at Pennington Life Center

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Churchill County officials made the decision today to reduce or modify services at its William N. Pennington Life Center, effective immediately. This decision was made in an abundance of caution and to protect the county’s vulnerable population ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

2020 Election Information

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Information on the 2020 election will be posted to the Clerk/Treasurer’s page throughout this year.

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Census Events in Churchill County

Census proclamation by County Commissioners

A variety of public events will be held over the next few weeks to help Churchill County residents fill out their census information. Remember that the census is important, easy and safe to fill out in one of the three ways available to complete it this y...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

NDOT to Begin Construction on Hwy 95

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Beginning in late March, periodic roadway shoulder, sidewalk and single lane closures will take place on U.S. 95 (North Maine Street and South Taylor Street) through the heart of Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation upgrades existing sidewalk...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

CCHS Boys Basketball Team Repeats as 3A Champions

Churchill County High: 2020 boys 3A basketball champs

Congratulations to the Churchill County High boys basketball team for their overtime victory against Elko this afternoon at Lawlor Event Center in Reno with a final score of 46-42.

We caught up with the team outside Pizza Barn following their first respond...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Toy Closet Dedicated to Longtime Children's Advocate

Mary Sauer Toy Closet

The Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, toy closet was renamed the Mary Sauer Memorial Toy Closet today in honor of woman who donated countless hours to the closet before her death earlier this year. The closet is located on the ground floor of the...

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Posted on: February 23, 2020

Churchill County Sheriff's Office Apprehends Long-Time Fugitive

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A long-standing man hunt that has covered several states and been featured on “Americas Most Wanted” television show ended Friday, Feb. 21 with the arrest of Wesley Austin Lattin.

Churchill County Sheriff’s deputies, with the ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Redundant Well Site for County Water System Identified

Redundant well site drilling

If you travel along Casey Road at Pine Road you may have noticed drilling work and water at that intersection as contractors work to identify a viable redundant well site for the county’s drinking water system.

Last year as the county was updatin...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Moody Lane Closed Between Gummow and Wade Feb. 20-28

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The Churchill County Road Department will close Moody Lane between Gummow Road and Wade Lane to all traffic from about 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 through Feb. 28 to allow for sewer line maintenance work. 

Contractors will begin the maintenance work first t...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Census 2020: Counting the Children

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Young children experience new adventures each day, and little ones need all the support they can get during these early years.

Responding to the 2020 Census is an easy, safe and important way to help provide resources for our children and community for the...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Suspicious Subject Reported Around School, Church

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On Feb. 13, the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject with a gun walking around Grace Bible Church on Sheckler Road. The male subject was reported to be dressed in all black clothing and carrying a large black bac...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Parks and Recreation Earns Honors at Chamber Awards Dinner

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Congratulations to the Churchill County Parks and Recreation staff for earning the award for Outstanding Customer Service – Tourism, Hotels/Hospitality, Sports & Recreation, Entertainment Businesses at the Fallon Chamber of Commerce awards b...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Pennington Life Center: Programs and Services to Help Our Seniors

Lisa Erquiaga and Buster Pierce

Through its programming, the staff at the William N. Pennington Life Center offers seniors in our community the opportunity to stay physically, mentally and socially active and engaged throughout their lives.

Programming runs throughout the week and focuse...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Passion For Children Takes Motulalo Otuafi to Chief of Juvenile Probation Office

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Motulalo Otuafi always knew he wanted to work with kids and help those struggling through their teen years to make good choices and find their way back on to the right path.

His original career path was to become a teacher, but after talking to his brother...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Census 2020 Important to Churchill County

Keep communities connected through the census

Churchill County officials encourage all residents to fill out the 2020 Census forms when they arrive in mailboxes next month. 

“It’s important that Churchill County get its fair share of the $60 billion expected to come into N...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

NDOT To Install Temporary Traffic Signal at Sheckler

Aerial photo of Sheckler and Highway 50 intersection in Churchill County

On Feb. 3, the Nevada Department of Transportation will begin installation of a new temporary traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Sheckler Cut Off in Fallon.

Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily Monday, Feb. 3 through Wednesday, Feb. 5, single lan...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Churchill County's Census Kick-off is Jan. 27

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Local community leaders will join with the public to kick-off the 2020 census on Monday, Jan. 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the William N. Pennington Life Center on South Maine Street in Fallon. All are invited to attend this event aimed at raising awaren...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Point In Time Survey Aims to Understand Needs of Homeless

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Churchill County Social services will be participating in the statewide point in time homeless county on Jan. 30.

The purpose of this count is to better understand the needs of the local homeless population and that of the state as a whole.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Report of Gun at High School

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Sheriff Richard Hickox said that on the evening of January 22, his office received information that a Churchill County High School student had reportedly been in possession of a small handgun while in class earlier in the day. 

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Navy Releases final Environmental Impact Statement for Range Modernization Project

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The Navy has prepared its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of its proposed range modernization project at NAS Fallon.

An informational meeting for anyone interested in hearing a presentation by the Na...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Sheriff looking forward to 2020

Sheriff Hickox

Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox really enjoys the community he serves and tributes the community’s strength to its residents.

“This is an awesome community. We have terrific support from people who always want to help,” he said.

Hickox, who is comin...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Looking Back at 2019; Ahead to 2020

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Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee took time to review highlights of 2019 and some big projects in the coming year at his annual State of the County address given before the 60 attendees at the Churchill Economic Development Authority business council br...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Fallon/Churchill Fire Department re-certifies as ISO 1

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Congratulations to the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department for their recertification as an ISO 1 department. Representatives from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) presented the summary report awarding the designation at City Hall earlier this mon...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Profile of the Churchill County Sheriff's Office

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There is so much more to the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office than what you may see driving around town or attending an event at the fairgrounds.

The Sheriff’s Office has quite a bit going on behind the scenes, so let’s take ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

County Manager to Give 'State of the County' Address at CEDA Breakfast

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Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee will give his annual “State of the County” address at the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s business council breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:45 a.m. at Stockman’s Steakhouse.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Home Ownership Small Discussion Group

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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada will hold community conversations on a path to affordable home ownership at the Fallon Convention Center on Jan. 23.

Are you interested in owning your own home here in Churchill County but find market prices unaff...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Holiday Greetings from County Manager

Jim Barbee

The new year will soon be upon us and as 2019 comes to a close, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions, large or small, to our community. I have learned so much in the year and a half I’ve been here, and am ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Wild Goose Bridge to be Re-installed

Wild Goose Bridge sits elevated on blocks over the V-line canal.

Churchill County Commissioners approved a bid this morning from King Construction of Fernley to reinstall the Wild Goose Bridge on Pioneer Way below Diversion Dam.

The bridge has been unused since the county road department raised it by several feet during...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 in Churchill County

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The Fallon Chamber of Commerce, the Fallon Maine Street Program and Churchill Economic Development Authority/Small Business Development Center are proud to host Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 and add a little Fallon twist to the 10th annual event.

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Sheriff Recounts Search and Recovery for Missing Person

Sheriff Richard Hickox

On Monday Nov. 18, the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was notified by the family of Tod Cline that he was missing and that they had filed a report with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Cline’s family provided C...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Road Department Works to Improve Testolin

Road shoulder repairs

Churchill County Road Department will be working to improve Testolin Road between Lazy Heart Lane and Union Lane from Nov. 18 through 21 and will have Testolin closed during this time.

Crews will be rock-lining a nearby ditch to reinforce the road shoulder...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Fire Officials Ceremoniously Sworn In

Fire officials sworn in

New Fallon/Churchill Fire Department officials were ceremoniously sworn in at the Nov. 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Taking the oath were Jared Dooley, fire chief; Randy Sharp, 1st assistant chief; Chris Rogne, 2nd assistant chief and ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

NDOT, Churchill County Expedite Installation of Traffic Signal at Sheckler, Highway 50

Intersection of Sheckler and Hwy 50, looking east

Recognizing the urgent need to address the traffic flow at the intersection of Highway 50 and Sheckler Cut-off west of Fallon, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) working in partnership with Churchill County officials, developed the following propo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Commissioners Appointed to National Association of Counties’ Steering Committees

Commissioners Olsen and Scharmann hold their NACo committee appointment letters.

Churchill County Commissioners Pete Olsen and Bus Scharmann were recognized at the Nov. 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting for their recent appointments to serve on steering committees for the National Association of Counties, or NACo. 

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Churchill County Hosts Annual Jim Regan Golf Tournament

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Seventy-five players participated in the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament, a Churchill County-sponsored event for the benefit of scholarships, held on Sept. 14 at the Fallon Golf Course.

The annual event is held in honor of former County Commissioner Jim...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Churchill County launches redesigned website

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Churchill County relaunched its website this morning with a new, modern look, better functionality and more responsive design.

“We are pleased to offer this updated resource to our community and those interested in moving here and doing business ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Volunteers in 31 neighborhoods this month conducting emergency preparedness survey

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Churchill County and state emergency preparedness agencies have partnered to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER, in Churchill County from Oct. 16 through 19. This survey will assess county residents’ g...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

County Employees Recognized for Years of Service at Commissioners’ Meeting Today

Employees recognized on 09.18.19

County Commissioners Pete Olsen and Bus Scharmann recognized the following Churchill County employees for length of service today at the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Carl Erquiaga was not present for the meeting....

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Work Begins Next Week on North End of Lattin Road

Lattin Road sewer project area

As Churchill County continues its wastewater consolidation project on Lattin Road, the work moves to the northern end of the road next week as A&K Earthmovers begins to lay sewer pipe under the road.

As such, there will be intermittent road blockages a...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Public Input Sought as Churchill County Begins Master Plan Update Process

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Every five years, Churchill County reviews its master plan and seeks public input on the plan’s various chapters as part of the updating process. The current plan, adopted in 2015, is currently in the review process and monthly meetings will be ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Survey Coming to Help Determine Churchill County’s Emergency Preparedness

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Churchill County Emergency Management and the Local Emergency Planning Committee is partnering with Nevada State Public Health Preparedness to conduct a Community Assessment Survey for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER in September. Churchill Co...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Staying Vigilant Against Mosquitoes

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As summer turns to autumn, Churchill County officials remind residents that we continue to test for mosquitoes and West Nile virus. 

Residents can do their part to eliminate conditions favorable to mosquito breeding ground by removing standing wat...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Public Opinion Survey - County Priorities

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Let us know what priorities are important to you in this short survey! Take the survey and make a contribution to Churchill County’s master planning process.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

County Road Work Continues Aug. 19 Through 21

Chip sealing trucks on a county road

The Churchill County Road Department continues its summer maintenance projects Aug. 19-21 as it chips seals Pioneer Way and Thornbird Drive on Aug. 19, chip seals Alcorn Road on Aug. 20 and seal coats all three roads on Aug. 21.

During these times, traffic...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Fallon’s Annual Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair nears!

Baked goods fair winners

If you enjoy a juicy piece of cantaloupe and a beautiful summer day in the country with your family, come out to the Churchill County Fairgrounds Aug. 23 to 25 for the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair. 

Enjoy a variety of canta...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Pioneer Way Closed Aug. 7-8 for Repairs

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The Churchill County Road Department will close Pioneer Way to through traffic from the Reno Highway (50A) to approximately 3 miles west of the Reno Highway on Aug. 7 and 8 to fix broken irrigation pipe under the road. 

Motorists and residents are...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Found in Churchill County

West Nile virus location map

Routine testing conducted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture last week found three positive mosquito pools for West Nile virus in Churchill County.

The mosquitoes testing positive were collected from Testolin Road at Drumm Lane, just south of Schindle...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

County Construction Projects Continue; Expect Occasional Road Delays

Andrew Fisher works at golf course septic tank.

Churchill County has several construction projects ongoing this month that may affect residents driving in the area: 

Chip sealing

Churchill County’s Road Department will continue maintenance on county roads next week with another round o...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Property Taxes 2019-2020

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Property tax bills for 2019-2020 were mailed this week and should be in your mailbox soon. Complete tax information is available online from the Clerk-Treasurer.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Property Tax Cap Claim Form

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File your 2019-2020 Property Tax Cap Claim Form online.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

County Employees Honored for Their Service

Pam Powell receives recognition for her years of service

Several county employees and volunteer firefighters were honored in June by the Board of County Commissioners upon their retirement or for their length of service to this community.

Retirements

Cliff Van Woert  – Building Official; retired in May a...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Henson Takes Over as County Building Official

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Churchill County native Marie Henson took over the reins as county building official at the beginning of June, following the retirement of Cliff Van Woert.

Henson, who has been with the building department for 16 years (the last 14 as building inspector) b...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Road Department Chip-Sealing on Lazy Heart, Bottom Roads This Week

Road crew chip seals a county road

Churchill County’s Road Department will be chip sealing sections of local roads this week as part of its regular road maintenance program:

Tuesday, June 11 – Lazy Heart Lane from Harrigan Road to Testolin Road Wednesday, June 1...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Churchill County’s Court Services Now Located in Justice Court Building

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Churchill County’s Court Services office has relocated to the first floor of the Justice Court building at 71 N. Maine Street in Fallon effective June 6, 2019.

The move provides for a security presence for the Court Services staff at the Justice ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Precautionary Boil Water Order Issued Today for Oasis Mobile Home Park

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The Bureau of Safe Drinking Water issued a precautionary boil water order this morning for residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park while contractors make repairs to a leak in the system.

Letters from the county’s building department were hand-deliver...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Show & Sale Nets Scholarship Funds

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Thanks to the generosity of Churchill County individuals and businesses, the 80th Annual Churchill County 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Show & Sale held April 27 generated more than $104,000 in total sales and netted more than $90,000 for student scholarsh...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Takeaways from Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit in April

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The 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit was co-sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the City of Fallon and the Churchill Economic Development Authority. Here are a few takeaways from summit speakers:

Tom Harris, director, University ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Upgrades to Golf Course Wastewater System Begin

View of golf course septic consturction area

Construction begins this spring on improvements to the wastewater system at the Churchill County Golf Course following the award of the project to Fisher Excavation, LLC of Fallon by the County Board of Commissioners on April 4. The winning bid was for $2...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

County Represented at TravelNevada's Rural Roundup Summit

County booth at rural roundup

Churchill County was represented at TravelNevada’s 2019 Rural Roundup tourism summit on April 10-12 at the Fallon Convention Center.

With a trade table full of Churchill County-made products from Lattin Farms, Rau Honey, Frey Ranch Estate Distillery, Churc...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

High Water Levels Expected in Most Valley Waterways

A full Lake Lahontan at the dam

Submitted by Truckee Carson Irrigation District

With higher than anticipated run-off forecasts for the Carson River Watershed, the Truckee Carson Irrigation District began “flood operations” throughout the Lahontan Valley this month. Such operations consis...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Developers Announce Churchill Hazen Industrial Park

CHIP sign off Hwy 50 at industrial park site

Seeing the potential for an economic boost for Churchill County, developers Tim Tucker and Harvey Whittemore announced their plans for the Churchill Hazen Industrial Park (CHIP) to the Fallon Rotary Club on April 2.

CHIP is a proposed 2,308-acre business p...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Division of Environmental Protection Awards Churchill County over $1.4 Million for Water Improvement

Septic cover at golf course

Submitted by Nevada Dept. of Environmental Protection

Did you know that Nevada is the driest state in the nation, with less than 11 inches of precipitation per year? As such, groundwater resources are crucial to Nevada’s natural environment, economy, and q...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

County Establishes Public Information Officer Position

Anne McMillin

Longtime Churchill County resident Anne McMillin, APR, has been hired as the county’s first Public Information Officer and began serving in that capacity in late December 2018.

McMillin is a career-long professional communicator with extensive sk...

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