Local Area News

Enrollment for Nevada Medicaid is OPEN!

FALLON, Nev. (May 25, 2017) - A special enrollment period for Nevada Medicaid is open from April 1-June 30, 2017. View the following Medicaid organizations' brochure to learn more information. Aetna Better Health of Nevada, Amerigroup Community Care, Health Plan of Nevada, and SilverSummit Health Plan.

WNC Employability Skills Class

FALLON, Nev. (May 25, 2017) - Students will understand the basic skills necessary for getting, keeping, and doing well on a job. Once students understand the skills and characteristics that most employers seek, students can tailor their job search and communications (resume, cover letter, etc.) to show-case how well their background aligns with job requirements. The class starts on Friday, June 16 (5-7pm) and Saturday, June 17 (9am-noon). View the flyer for more information about the class.

WNC Community Education Classes

FALLON, Nev. (May 25, 2017) - Western Nevada College is offering several upcoming community education classes in June and July including Time Management and Child & Parent Art Class. Download the flyer to learn more information about the classes

Writer's Workshop - Creative Writing

FALLON, Nev. (May 25, 2017) - An upcoming creative writing workshop will be held at the Churchill County Library on May 9, May 23, June 6, and June 30 from 6:00-7:30pm. The instructor will be Lorel Topken. View the flyer for additional information about the workshop.

Nevada State Library Strategic Visioning Project

FALLON, Nev. (May 15, 2017) - An upcoming Strategic Visioning Project will be hosted for the Nevada State Library. This event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 1pm, at the Churchill County Library View the flyer and join us for a Community Conversation.

Grand Opening of the William N. Pennington Life Center

FALLON, Nev. (May 12, 2017) - On June 27 at 10:30am, join the community on this momentous occasion for the grand opening of the new Churchill County Senior Center which will now be called the William N. Pennington Life Center. View the flyer for more information about this special event.

Fallon Police Department Job Opening

FALLON, Nev. (May 11, 2017) - The Fallon Police Department is currently recruiting a Dispatcher. View the job announcement and job description for more information.

Banner Churchill Leadership Sees Two Changes

FALLON, Nev. (May 9, 2017) - Hoyt Skabelund, who has served as CEO since 2017, has accepted the position of Division CEO for Banner Health's rural hospitals. Rob Carnahan will move from his current role as chief nursing officer at BCCH to become CEO in Fallon. Learn more about this exciting news by viewing the flyer.

Clothing Drive

FALLON, Nev. (May 4, 2017) - We are officially kicking off our event with the request for gently used, clean clothing donations for the Community Clothing Give-Away portion of the event. All donations will be given away at the Annual Fallon Community Day on July 29th. View the flyer to learn how you can donate today!

March of Dimes Recognizes Banner Churchill for Work to Give More Babies a Healthy Start

FALLON, Nev. (April 26, 2017) - Banner Churchill Community Hospital received recognition from health leaders in Nevada for working toward the safest start at life for Nevada’s youngest residents. This was accomplished through a hospital practice regarding when physicians can deliver babies by cesarean section without a medically-necessary reason. Research has shown that babies can benefit with more time in the womb. View the attached press release for more information about the recognition and comments from our nursing leader.

Pinwheel Project for PSA

FALLON, Nev. (April 24, 2017) - Thanks for supporting your local Pinwheels for Prevention campaign this year. Many local businesses have recognized child abuse prevention month by displaying pinwheels and posters. We urge you to prevent abuse every day and continue to learn about resources and strategies to build a strong and healthy family. View the flyer for more information, visit preventchildabusenevada.org, or contact the Churchill Community Coalition to learn valuable resources and skills to prevent abuse and practice effective parenting skills at 775-423-7433, www.churchillcoalition.com

Diabetes Self-Management Class

FALLON, Nev. (April 19, 2017) - A 6 week workshop for self-managing diabetes is for anyone with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or is a caretaker. Call 775-671-7455 to register. View the flyer to learn more about the workshop.

WNC Will Workshop

FALLON, Nev. (April 7, June 10, 2017) - Wills are an incredibly important tool to protect your loved ones. If you are thinking about creating or changing your Will, this workshop is perfect for you. We will discuss the basic requirements to make your Will effective and go over some estate planning ideas. This class will give you the information you need to create a simple will. View the flyer for more information about the workshop.

Deputy Attorney General Position

FALLON, Nev. (March 29, 2017) - The Office of the Attorney General is recruiting for the position of Deputy Attorney General. This is a grant funded position. This announcement will remain open until filled. View the flyer for more information about the position.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

FALLON, Nev. (March 16, 2017) - The ASIST program is designed for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Training begins on August 16 & 17, 2017 from 8-5 both days. Location of training is the Western Nevada College Campus at 160 Campus Way, VGH Hall- room 304, Fallon, NV. Fee for training is $60 per person. Room for 30 people. Visit nvsuicideprevention.org to register for the class.

Lahontan Valley News

Chamber News & Views: Freeway art depicts Heart of Nevada
As increased emphasis once again turns to public art, we feel it prudent to remind locals we have not been a wasteland where art is concerned and have had a robust arts scene in this city since the dedication of the Brewery Arts Center in […]
Chamber News & Views: Laugh, drink, paint to find your inner artist
Picking up a paintbrush to create a "masterpiece" could be a daunting experience, but not if you get into a party mood, have a glass of wine and bring along family and friends. That's the concept behind the fast-growing paint and sip studio franchises sprouting […]
Chamber News & Views: Experience the sights and sounds of the Father’s Day Pow Wow
One of the major cultural events to be held each summer is the annual Father's Day Pow Wow at the Stewart Indian School off Snyder Avenue on Father's Day Weekend, June 16-18. The free event features more than 200 dancers dressed in their native tribal […]
Chamber News & Views: Pops Concert will soothe the soul
One of our favorite artistic events each June is the Annual Pops Concert presented by the Carson City Symphony taking place behind the Governor's Mansion, this year on Sunday, June 11, featuring popular show tunes and the kind of music making one want to tap […]
Chamber Artisan Shop displays local talent
If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind artistic gift this summer, be sure to stop in to visit the Carson City Chamber Artisan Gift Shop dedicated to showcasing the artistic talents of locals who can craft just about anything. We assure the gifts you purchase are […]
Locals earn honors from Champlain College Spenser Hollenbeck-Pringle of Carson City graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity on May 13. Champlain College's 139th commencement was held at Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vt. A total of 516 undergraduates […]
Darrell Moody: Feeling super about super teams
I'm so tired of hearing the talking heads at ESPN tell us how bad it is because of the "super teams" in the NBA. Get with it guys. Remember the old UCLA teams and their long winning streak? That was great for college basketball. The […]

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