Lahontan Valley News


CEDA breakfast is May 12

The next CEDA Business Council Breakfast is May 12 at 6:45 a.m. at The Fallon Golf Course. Members of the Churchill Community Coalition will discuss the different services they provide to the community. RSVP no later than May 11 by 4 p.m. to

Carson Lake and Pasture becomes Nevada’s newest Wildlife Management Area

Nevada’s Division of State Lands and Department of Wildlife is transferring more than 23,000 acres of wetlands and pasture from the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Land Management.

Commissioners approve 2020 Master Plan

Commission chairman said the plan is a guideline for the county’s future

Churchill County commissioners voted unanimously at their last meeting to acknowledge receipt of Resolution 1-2021 from the county’s Planning Commission to adopt and approve the 2020 Master Plan.

Museum names new director

Hedgpeth brings her passion for history and the West to Churchill County

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

USDA announces $490 million for rural water, energy and infrastructure

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $490 million in critical infrastructure that will help communities in 45 states build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship.

School district recognizes Month of Military Child

Churchill County School District trustees learned more about April’s Month of the Military Child at last week’s meeting and then focused on the final weeks of school culminating with graduation June 4.

Beaches and BBQs: Planning for a safe, vaccinated summer

By now, you’ve probably heard President Biden’s prediction that by July 4, we should be able to gather in small groups again.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule

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, 19, 26); and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (May 6, 13, 20, 27)

Steve Ranson: A mentor with an eye for community news

The minutes were ticking toward midnight on the first Friday of May 2016 when my cellphone lit up. A friend asked me if I had heard. “Heard what?” I replied, turning on the lamp next to my bed. She continued her conversation by telling me Anne Pershing, the former Lahontan Valley News editor and general manager, died unexpectedly.

The Nevada Traveler: The story of Reno’s gone-but-not-forgotten Moana Hot Springs

Newcomers to Reno traveling on Moana Lane often wonder why there’s a street in the Biggest Little City named after the titular Hawaiian character from a recent Disney cartoon?

Perfect protective pouches

Watson here, recently Me and Ow (fondly referred to as the brat cats) were accused of gaining too much weight. Looking at them from the side, it certainly looks like their tummies have gotten bigger. When I ventured to mention sagging tummies, they let me in on a little secret; they have primordial pouches.

The Lady Wave’s hit parade

Fallon bangs out 30 hits to sweep doubleheader against Elko

The bats came out in full force Saturday with Fallon sweeping a doubleheader against Elko, 21-1 and 14-4, in Northern 3A-East softball.

Fallon takes series against Elko

Greenwave entertain Spring Creek this weekend

ELKO — Fallon split a doubleheader Saturday with Elko in Northern 3A East baseball, taking the first game 13-9 but losing the second game.

Oasis Academy softball stays perfect, girls lacrosse wins opener

The Oasis Academy softball team continued its unbeaten streak by sweeping Virginia City and Whittell in a pair of doubleheaders.

Fallon track team competes in Winnemucca, hosts 1st meet on Saturday

Spring Creek took home the gold in Saturday’s three-team league meet in Winnemucca.