Lahontan Valley News


David C. Henley: 78-year-old troop carrier is still flying

When I visited the Palm Springs Air Museum earlier this month to see its collection of historic aircraft, my first stop was a still-flying, 78-year-old two-engine cargo and troop carrier that served during three wars and has a captivating connection to northwestern Nevada.

The Nevada Traveler: Native American prehistory found just outside of Sparks

A place I had not learned of until recently that certainly piqued my interest is Griffith Canyon, located in the foothills north of Sparks and on the edge of Spanish Springs.

State kicks off program to help women farmers, entrepreneurs

The Farm2Food program will provide 10 Nevada women in food and beverage businesses get the tools and training to expand their products into new markets and build their businesses. They will be joined by women from Oregon and Washington in the 15-week online program.

Korsmo leads VFW Post 1002

Navy veteran enjoys working with the community

The commander of Fallon’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 knows with hard work comes the rewards of leading a community-based organization.

Watson explains senior moments

Watson here, and since it is National Senior Pet Month I would like to explain a little about a dog’s memory. I know that mom occasionally says, “Ah, I forgot, it must be a senior moment.” Being a senior myself, I don’t have senior moments, because my memory works differently than mom’s does.

Regli competes in state cross country meet

Fallon soccer, Oasis volleyball seasons end in regional

Fallon’s lone runner in the 3A state cross country championship ended her career with a 19th-place finish.

Back to state: Defense forces 3 turnovers in upset win over North Valleys, state semifinal date with Moapa Valley

The defense stepped up against the best scoring offense in the league, setting up a last-minute, game-winning touchdown as the Greenwave football team upset No. 1 North Valleys, 21-14, on the road on Saturday. The win sends Fallon to Saturday afternoon’s state semifinal at Moapa Valley while the loss ended North Valleys’ undefeated season, which included wins over Elko, competing in the other state semifinal, and 3A powerhouse Truckee.

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt Discover Science lecture canceled, may reschedule

Wednesday, Nov. 10 event at University of Nevada, Reno

The College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno was informed today that former astronaut, geologist and one of the last people to walk on the moon, Harrison Schmitt, is unable to present his lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Schmitt extends his deepest apologies for having to cancel his Discover Science lecture at this late hour. The College is working with him to reschedule his lecture for a future date.

Area events need community’s help

Toys for Tots, Wreaths Across America and Wishing Tree seek donations for Christmas programs

Area events are struggling this autumn with donations, and they seek the community’s support. Toys for Tots, Wreaths Across America and Wishing Tree said donations are slowly coming in to support their respective endeavors.

Fallon student debuts new movie

Strange extraterrestrial occurrences in ‘Monte Carlo’

Colton Urquhart is not quite a household name, but as the years progress for this Fallon 15-year-old, the world of the movie-making business will be easily at his fingertips.

Seasonal flu shots available Saturday

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

USDA Invests millions to build drought resilience

NRCS names 15 new priority areas in WaterSMART Initiative including TCID

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $21 million as part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s collaboration with the Department of Interior’s WaterSMART Initiative to help farmers and ranchers conserve water and build drought resilience in their communities.

Bighorn News: Buster’s Best for October

Each month students will be selected that exemplify what Buster, Oasis Academy’s mascot, looks for in students. These are students that go above and beyond, show kindness, respect others and themselves, strive for excellence, and persevere even when tasks are difficult.

Senate candidate makes stop in Fallon

Sam Brown meets with residents to discuss his vision

U.S. Senate candidate Sam Brown has been making his rounds in rural Nevada as well as the metropolitan areas.

The Nevada Traveler: Niles Hotel is the beating heart of Alturas, Calif.

One of the centerpieces of downtown Alturas, Calif., is the historic Niles Hotel, located on the corner of Main and Modoc streets.