Lahontan Valley News


Stephens named state superintendent of the year

School district cited for its innovations during pandemic

Dr. Summer Stephens, Churchill County School District’s educational leader since 2018, has been named the state’s 2023 superintendent of the year. The Nevada Association of School Superintendents recently made the announcement, citing Stephens’ collaborative work during the coronavirus pandemic as a major reason for her recognition. She will now compete for the National Superintendent of the Year during the American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education in February.

Key dates released for general election

Early voting for the general election begins in a month for Churchill County voters. Several dates of importance may affect voters, especially those who still need to register or others who may wish to vote by mail.

Fallon Police win Battle of the Badges

Fallon’s Police Department took the win in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges competition with the Sherriff’s Office and received a trophy last week from Vitalant.

CCSO investigating possible embezzlement

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office has informed the Churchill County School District of an active investigation involving a former school district employee for embezzlement from a former employee.

Community Bulletin Board for Sept. 22-27

Mars Attack! plays Friday at the Oats Park Arts Centers Barkley Theatre beginning at 7 p.m.

Help keep CAPS from capsizing

Dear Readers, I know this headline is startling, but we are in dire times at CAPS. Since 1986, we have strived to care for displaced animals. It has been a struggle at times, but the wonderful people of Fallon have always supported us.

The Nevada Traveler: Reno closely linked to acclaimed L.A. Architect Paul Williams

Most histories of trailblazing architect Paul Revere Williams focus on the many buildings and homes he designed in the Los Angeles area. It’s not surprising since Williams, who lived most of his life there, designed such iconic properties as the Los Angeles County Courthouse and the spider-like, futuristic Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Churchill County School District News: Greenwave Special introduces student clubs

The first Greenwave Special was held last Friday. Students were given a list of clubs available and signed up to attend one that sounded interesting to them. Staff accessed student survey results from last year to give them an idea of what students wanted.

Bighorn News: Oasis students strong at Junior Rodeo

Oasis Academy had a strong showing at the Junior Rodeo over Labor Day weekend. Boys results included the following: Clayton Hiibel finished second in boys breakaway, second in steer stopping, fourth in goat tying for boys, and second and third in team roping for 10-13 year old boys; Caleb Edgmon finished third in steer riding for 10-13 year old boys; Hayes Allegre finished second in figure eight, second in goat tying, first in run-ride and lead, first in sack roping, fourth in steer daubing for boys 6-9 year old boys; Rostin Snow finished second in boys calf riding, second in run ride and lead, third in team roping for 6-9 year old boys; Stetson Starr finished third in boys calf riding for 6-9 year old boys; Deegan Edgmon finished third in figure eight, fourth in goat tying, fourth in run ride and lead, and second in sack roping; and Damon Edgmon finished third in goat tying, third in boys sack roping, first in steer daubing, and first in team roping.

School district addresses improvements in specific areas

STAR ratings not assigned to schools

The state of Nevada did not assign STAR ratings to schools for the 2021-22 school year because of flexibility offered by the U.S. Department of Education, reports the Churchill County School District.

Movies & More: Your Community Owned and Operated Fallon Theatre

We have a treat for you this weekend on Friday and Saturday — Fallon Theatre in conjunction with our event sponsor Huck Salt present Hocus Pocus Movie Theme Night! Dare to come to the Fallon Theatre for a fully-immersive experience. Decorations, costume contest, games and a special menu feature such treats as Lucky Rat Tail, Cauldron Bites, Kiddie Cakes, Life Potion along with Adult Witch's Brew.

High Desert Grange fall activities

Fallon’s High Desert Grange is gearing up for their Fall events. Below is a list of currently scheduled activities.

New owners rolling dough at Pizza Barn

Barry and Jennifer Vasquez are the new owners of Pizza Barn, an iconic Fallon pizzeria that originally opened in the late 1970s. The Vazquezes bought Pizza Barn from original owner Roger Diedrichsen, who retired in June.

Wave shuts out South Tahoe

A week after its game against Truckee was cancelled due to poor air quality, the Greenwave football team took advantage of clear skies Saturday night, winning its second game of the year.

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Fallon sweeps north Reno schools

The Fallon volleyball team completed its 3A crossover schedule, notching a pair of wins over North Valleys and Hug last weekend.