Lahontan Valley News


Classmates encouraged to take chances

Churchill County graduates begin the newest chapter in their lives

A Longhorns search and rescue helicopter flying over the Churchill County High School football field set the stage for graduation Friday night with onlookers looking toward a vast sky.

Honors School valedictorians challenge themselves

Vaz, Winder credit others for their successes at CCHS

Honors School valedictorians Vera Vaz and McKay Winder delivered their speeches at Friday’s graduation for Churchill County High School.

County to host retirement gathering for former commissioner

Bus Scharmann to be honored on June 16 at Oats Park Art Center’s Lariat Courtyard

Churchill County is hosting a retirement and farewell gathering for former County Commissioner Bus Scharmann on June 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Oats Park Art Center’s Lariat Courtyard.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule for June 7-11

Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for the week of June 7 is now posted.

Upcoming Churchill County events

Come meet your favorite local authors on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at His Inspirations,

Fallon merchants sponsor Fourth of July parade

Entries being taken for annual event to honor country’s birthday

In less than a month, Fallon will honor the Fourth of July with a parade as this nation celebrates its 243rd birthday.

Does COVID-19 increase your risk of stroke?

If you or someone close to you has experienced a stroke, you know that they can happen suddenly and with little warning. Understanding the risk factors is the best way to prevent strokes from ever happening.

NHP investigates fatal crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol continues to investigate a crash that occurred the morning of May 28 in Silver Springs and seeks information to identify the driver of one of the vehicles.

Mattie’s free adoption days at CAPS

Watson here, and I’ll bet that headline caught your eye. Yes, adoptions of dogs and cats will be free on this Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12.

The Nevada Traveler: Despite Nevada’s desert image, the state boasts some big trees

The Nevada Division of Forestry’s State Big Tree Program has been identifying the largest specimen of every native and introduced tree species growing in Nevada since 1992.

Octane Fest, NHRA National Open take over Lahontan Valley this weekend

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, Octane Fest is roaring back in 2021.

Longtime official battling unknown illness

Like the thousands of batters he watched fighting off a two-strike count, Richard Pitts is battling to stay alive.

Memorial Day services conducted at Fallon, Fernley cemeteries

Navy vet reflects on those who served their country

Pat LeClaire, a longtime member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 192 in Fallon, participated in the Memorial Day remembrances at three local cemeteries — Churchill County, the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and The Gardens. His parents are interred at The Gardens.

Churchill County’s COVID testing program now incentivized

Gift cards offered to those eligible and willing to be tested to keep positivity rate low

Churchill County’s COVID testing program is now incentivized by 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.

WNC’s 50th graduating class reaches milestones

Fifty years ago, the college graduated its first class, and this year’s students endured the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic by participating in a drive-through graduation on the Fallon campus.