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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. 

Olsen...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Churchill County Hosts Annual Jim Regan Golf Tournament

Regan golf tournament player lines up for a putt

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

Man rides a bronc out of the gate at a rodeo

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

CASPER volunteers_what to look for

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

2015 Master Plan document cover

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

A hand holds a pen to take a written survey

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

Mosquito vial

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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2019 - Home
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Public Opinion Survey - County Priorities

Person holds a board with a question mark on it over their face

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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2019 - Home
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

Heavy equipment breaks up road asphalt

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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2019 - Home
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Property Taxes 2019-2020

Pens and coins stacked on a piece of paper

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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2019 - Home
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Property Tax Cap Claim Form

Wood carving of a house with coins stacked behind it

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

2019 - Home
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

Marie Henson at her work desk

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

Front view of Churchill County courthouse

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

Person holds raw pasta over boiling water in pot

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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2019 - Home
Posted on: May 1, 2019

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

Boy shows his black steer in the ring

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

Crowd view at livestock summit

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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News Flash

Posted on: September 11, 2019

Public Input Sought as Churchill County Begins Master Plan Update Process

2015 Master Plan document cover

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 held over ...

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