Lahontan Valley News


Mammovan in Fallon on Aug. 12

Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan will be in Northern Nevada from Tuesday, Aug. 9 to Monday, Aug. 15, with stops scheduled in Fallon, Carson City, Virginia City and Silver Springs.

Construction paused on Churchill County geothermal plant

The developer agreed to suspend construction just hours after a U.S. appeals court had refused to halt the project opponents say would harm an endangered toad and destroy sacred hot springs.

Hundreds attend annual community day

Local groups hand out school supplies to the area’s students

Churchill County residents lined up by the hundreds Saturday at the annual Fallon Community Day, a one-day event that primarily gave away free school supplies for children in attendance. Churchill County, the city of Fallon, the Churchill Community Coalition and New Frontier co-sponsored the annual event which was held for the first time at the new Rafter R3C arena. Not only did families receive school supplies, but they also mingled with the area’s first responders and had a chance to meet the various representatives of organizations that provided information.

Weather cools off for Churchill County

Highs dip into the 90s after a month of hitting the century mark

After another hot July, cooler weather is ringing in August with daytime highs in the lower to mid 90s and lows ranging in the 60s, reports the National Weather Service in Reno. Naval Air Station Fallon recorded 18 days of 100 degrees or higher for July, a slight increase from 2021 when 17 days reached the century mark. The weather service, however, has used readings from the University of Nevada Experimentation Station since 1903 which had 24 days reaching a minimum of 100 degrees.

Fallon man, woman agree to plea deal

Sentencing scheduled in Tenth District Court in early October

Two Fallon residents who were originally charged earlier this year with murder and three other counts pleaded guilty earlier this month in Tenth Judicial District Court to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

The Churchill County commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.

Bighorn News: Connors joins Bighorns

Coming from Lowry High School in Winnemucca, Oasis is thrilled to have Calvin Connors join the Oasis team for the 2022-23 school year. Connors will be part of the Special Education Team for Oasis Academy College Prep.

Ag tours to showcase drought-tolerant crops

Agriculture producers and others are invited to tour field plots in Northern Nevada where the University of Nevada, Reno and its partners are researching drought-tolerant and high-demand crops.

Community Bulletin Board

Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure is back. This popular fundraiser for the Churchill County Library, on hiatus for several years, returns Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for all to enjoy. Sponsored by the Churchill Library Association, the fundraiser includes wine, refreshments and the opportunity to support the library and have a good time. Tickets are $30. Raffle baskets accompany each literary-themed table and raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The wine pull allows participation even if you can’t attend at $20 per bottle of wine randomly selected.

The Nevada Traveler: Austin’s churches have colorful historic backstories

One of the first things you notice when driving through the historic central Nevada mining town of Austin are the churches. There are three magnificent red-brick frontier-style houses of worship that are nearly a century and a half old.

Small arms training range planned for Nevada Guard

Army approves plan to build new facility at Hawthorne by 2025

The Nevada National Guard is expected to have a small arms training range built at the Hawthorne Army Depot by fiscal year 2025, Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen recently announced. The Democratic senator, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. Army will implement plans this year to construct an approved range at the sprawling military installation 70 miles south of Fallon.

Did you say wolf or was it woof?

Dear reader, it is always a treat to have your relatives visit, but sometimes it provides an education that you didn’t expect. When my nephew visited, he asked if his lady friend could bring her wolf by to meet us. I could not say no, because I was so curious.

Churchill County School District back to school news

Churchill County School District has released the latest Back to School information. Food service There will be no food service during the week of Aug. 8-12. The food service staff is preparing for back to school.

SYFL Experience returns to Fallon

For the first time since 2019, the Sierra Youth Football League Experience will kick off the youth football and cheer season. One of the biggest football events in the region will stop at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Saturday. Fallon Youth Football League will host the SYFL Experience scrimmage and weigh-in and check-in event, where more than 7,000 players, coaches and families will journey to Fallon.

Update: Fallon Police investigating murder-suicide

Navy releases information on individuals involved in incident

The Fallon Police Department has an open investigation into a murder-suicide that resulted in the deaths of two sailors assigned to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center. The identified sailors are Anthony Kent Mustizer, 27, of Tallassee, Florida, and Tiffany Nicole Kerlee, 27, of Soledad, Calif.