Review of the year 2021 part I

Retired Alderman John Tewell died with his wife Faye at the 2020 Christmas tree lights in June.

January
Alayah Gomez will be the county’s firstborn baby in 2021.
Two new Churchill County commissioners and four school board members took their oaths of office.
A New Year’s run and walk started in 2021.
Churchill County sets COVID test dates for January, as well as a vaccination schedule. In January the educators received their vaccinations.
Local residents remember the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm.
Delayed in November due to the COVID protocols, the annual CEDA (Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association) awards were given virtually.
The Veterans Legislative Council sets its priorities for the 2021 legislature.
The WNC welding program awards AWS certificates to seven students.

Steve Ranson / LVN file photo
Churchill County put a COVID-19 vaccination schedule at the fairgrounds in January.


February
Robin Titus Rep., Who represents District 38, is concerned about budget cuts across the country.
The sierra storm brings more water to the sierra.
The school board has concerns about a proposal to outsource maintenance, supervision and transportation.
NAS Fallon does its annual pinning for the chief petty officer.
Major security drill conducted at NAS Fallon.
Nevada Highway Patrol closes the case of the September 2020 Rice Road accident that killed a 13-year-old boy.
The spring film series presented by the Churchill Arts Council ends.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognizes the winners of the VFW Essay / Speech Contest and the Patriots Pen Essay Contest.
The bull sale has invaded town for its annual event.

Steve Ranson / LVN file photo
The annual bull sale came to Fallon in February.

march
The Churchill County School District maintains its hybrid teaching model of classroom and online learning.
Why You Matter begins with the second episode.
Fans can now take part in home games.
The SNOTEL measurement on Mount Rose shows sufficient snowfall and water content as long as the storms come in March and April.
The Chamber of Commerce announces its annual awards.
The Nevada Department of Transportation announces plans to demolish Dixie Valley Road with a crushed hammer.
The school district allows Fernley fans to attend soccer games at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association had previously banned fans from attending games.
Both Vietnam and female veterans were honored in March.
Western Nevada Title Announces New Ownership.
WNC Fallon announces the closing date for the end of May.

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Jeff Anderson, a hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, takes a measurement of snow depth and water content at the summit of Mt. Rose in March.

April
Child Abuse Awareness Month begins.
Death Penalty Abolition Bill Introduced into State Legislature (Later Failed)
The absence of storms in March may cause the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District to readjust the length of the water season.
The Department of Defense instructs NAS Fallon to set up a committee to continue discussions on upgrading the Fallon Range Training Complex.
Churchill County High School graduation will be held in person in early June.
Churchill Arts Center announces a farmers market.
April is Grange month.
Churchill County Junior Livestock Show held at the fairground.
A new Fallon store opens to offer a thorough clean for the coronavirus.
Commissioner Pete Olsen’s father, dairy farmer Harold Pete Olsen, is dead.

Steve Ranson / LVN file photo
Western Nevada College graduated from Fallon campus in May.

Can
Carson Lake and Weiden become the state’s newest Wetland Management Area.
The commission approves its latest master plan for the county.
Churchill County appoints Teri Hedgpeth as new museum director.
Churchill County’s School District recognizes May as the month of the military child.
The Soroptimist Home and Garden Show opens on the weekend.
District announces test and vaccination plans.
Free UTV training offered.
Caravan fire kills local residents.
Trustees approve tech contracts.
Great Basin Urgent Care opens a clinic in Fallon.
Frey Ranch receives prestigious medals for its bourbon.
Remembrance day observed.
High Desert Grange is holding competition.
WNC conducts its graduation on campus.

June
The Oasis Academy, Adult Education, and Churchill County High School are graduates.
Governor recognizes local businesses.
District organizes a community meeting for the former Commissioner Bus Scharmann.
Dealers announce their sponsorship of the Fourth of July parade.
The Octane Festival begins.
County takes more control of the operations of the William N. Pennington Life Center.
Fallon Cantaloupe Festival Queen crowned.
Spark Man was killed in a car accident in Churchill County.
The county is announcing a plan to provide incentives for people receiving COVID vaccinations.
Nevada Experiment Stations serves state, region
Former Elko and Fallon councilor John Tewell is dead.
Jack Beach, former athlete and coach of the Greenwave and Nevada Hall of Fame, has died.

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