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Home Means Nevada
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Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Tree: Bristlecone Pine
Mammal: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Capital: Carson City
Entered the Union: October 31, 1864 (36th)
Origin of Name: Spanish for “snow-covered”
State Motto: All for Our Country
State Nicknames: Sagebrush State • Silver State • Battle Born State
State Song: “Home Means Nevada”
National Forests: 2 • State Parks: 23
Famous for: Gambling, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las Vegas, Gold & Silver Mining, Wild Mustangs, Outdoor Recreation
- Nevada was made famous by the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit.
- Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.
- Nevada is the gambling and entertainment capital of the United States.
- Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on earth.
- Most of the state is desert, but the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Reno and the Ruby Mountains near Elko have
snow for half the year.
- Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of
Boundary Peak near the west-central border.
- About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
- In 1899 Charles Fey invented the slot machine named the Liberty Bell. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for
every ten residents.
History of Fallon
Fallon used to just be a “dusty crossroads” between the towns of St. Clair and Stillwater. The local Native
Americans referred to Fallon as “Jim’s Town.” Jim Richards operated his store very near Mike and Eliza Fallon’s
post office and ranch house, which was established in 1896.
There were soon rumors about a project to build a dam and canal to irrigate, or “reclaim”, desert lands. Following
the assassination of President McKinley in 1901, longtime conservationist Theodore Roosevelt became
President. He soon signed the papers which established the Reclamation Act of 1902 and a federal reclamation
system began financed from the sale of public lands. The Reclamation Act also created the United States
Reclamation Service (USRS).
After this national event, Fallon’s dusty crossroads would never be the same! Mike Fallon sold his ranch to Warren
W. Williams, who proceeded to have the land platted and began advertising the sale of lots. Fallon was officially
incorporated in 1908 and its main goal was to provide the best services to its residents. Fallon at that time was
expected to have a population of about 20,000 in just 2 years.
Fallon is also home to the Fallon Naval Air Station which was established in 1942. In 1959 the runway for the Air
Station was extended to 14,000 feet and since 1972 the base has served as a full-fledged Naval Air Station that
specializes in pilot training.
Fallon has also long been known as the “Oasis of Nevada.” This was first used in 1948 by the Fallon Chamber of
Commerce, and has stuck with the town since then. Fallon and its surrounding countryside are truly lush cultural
and agricultural havens in the rural Nevada desert.
Current Population Churchill County: 24,230
Average Fallon Home Price: $249,900
Average Fallon Home Rental: $1,513/mo
Reno Business and Gaming
When people think of Reno, they think of gambling. However, over
the last couple of decades, Reno and Sparks have become much more than
just gaming cities. With many prominent corporations residing in the
area, INC Magazine rated Reno and the sixth best spot to do business
for a mid-sized city.
Nevada Tax Structure
Nevada’s tax structure continues to be one of the least burdensome in the country, allowing both business and employees to flourish.
Nevada has NO:
- Corporate Income Tax
- Unitary Tax
- Inventory Tax
- Estate and/or Gift Tax
- Personal Income Tax
- Franchise Tax
- Inheritance Tax
- Special Intangible Tax
Additional Advantages of Doing Business in Nevada:
- Stockholders, directors, and officers need not live or hold meetings
- Directors need not be stockholders
- Officers and directors of a Nevada Corporation can be protected
from personal liability for lawful acts of the corporation
- Nevada corporation may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of its
US Best States for Doing Business:
The state of Nevada ranked #9 Chief Executives’ annual survey asked over
600 CEOS to grade each state on the following criteria:
- Taxation & Regulation
- Workforce Quality
- Living Environment
- Regions largest non-gaming employers:
1. Washoe County School District
2. University of Nevada, Reno
3. Washoe County
4. Renown Medical
5. International Game Technology
Reno-Sparks Largest Industry Sectors:
1. Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Utilities
2. Leisure & Hospitality
3. Accommodation and Food Service
5. Professional & Business Services
6. Educational and Health Services
7. Retail Trade
8. Goods Producing
9. Local Government
10. Casino Hotels
City of Fallon www.fallonnevada.gov
Fallon Chamber of Commerce www.fallonchamber.com
Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority www.visitfallonnevada.com
Banner Churchill Community Hospital www.bannerhealth.com
Northern Nevada Development Authority www.nnda.org
Essential Health Benefits www.nevadahealthlink.com
Department of Taxation http://tax.nv.gov
State of Nevada http://nv.gov
Job Opportunities in Nevada www.join.org
Nevada Association of Employers www.nae-online.org
Nevada Secretary of State www.nvsos.gov
City of Reno www.reno.gov
City of Sparks www.cityofsparks.us
Reno/Tahoe International Airport www.renoairport.com
University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu
Western Nevada College www.wnc.edu
Department of Employment, Training http://detr.state.nv.us
Churchill Arts Council www.churchillarts.org
NAS Fallon www.cnic.nay.mil/fallon
Churchill County Museum www.ccmuseum.org
Lattin Farms www.lattinfarms.com
Nevada Department of Wildlife www.ndow.com
Silverado StagesOffers transportation between Fallon to Reno,
Carson City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City daily
Churchill Area Regional Transport
Fallon Municipal Airport
2 miles northeast of Fallon
24 hours, 5,700 ft runway, full serve
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
63 miles west of Fallon
The Churchill County School District central office location is at 690 S. Maine St. in Fallon. The District office is
open 8:00am-5: 00 pm Monday through Friday, including during the summer months when school is not in session.
The current Superintendent of Schools is Mrs. Sandra Sheldon.
For more information visit www.churchill.k12.nv.us
E.C Best Elementary (775) 423-3159
Lahontan Elementary (775) 423-1999
Numa Elementary (775) 428-1996
Northside Early Learning Center (775) 423-3463
Churchill County Middle School (775) 423-7701
Churchill County High School (775) 423-2181
Western Nevada College-Fallon (775) 423-7565
Things To Do
Stillwater National Wildlife Refugee
The Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge not only covers 80,000 acres of the Lahontan Valley with lush marsh and an abundance of wildlife, but the area is also named a globally important bird area by the American Bird Conservancy. Make sure to check out this hidden gem!
Sand Mountain Recreation Area
Adventurers flock to 4,795 acres of sand dunes for off-highway vehicle
(OHV) riding, sandboarding, and hiking. When not racing across the
wide-open dunes, visitors can easily check out the nearby historic 1860
Pony Express station or learn about the plants and animals of the Great
Basin at the Sand Springs Desert Study Area.
More than 8,000 years ago, Native Americans first visited Grimes Point,
now one of Nevada’s finest National Recreation Trails. Visitors can view
rock writings and petroglyphs on a self-guided tour. Grimes Point
Archaeological Area is just eleven miles east of Fallon and features a trail
filled with intriguing rock writings and the art of ancient civilizations.
The cave, previously closed for the scientific study of the 21,000-year
exposed stratigraphy is now open for the Bureau of Land Management
tours. Scientists also uncovered how people dwelled in the cave about
3,500 years ago. Today tours are conducted on the second and fourth
Saturday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. at the Churchill County
Whether you are looking for locally produced food, an opportunity to
learn more about agriculture or fun family activity for the day, Lattin
Farms is the place to be. Lattin Farms host fun Farmer’s Markets, craft
fairs and seasonal events.
Spring Bird Migration
Every year during the months of May and June thousands of birds stop at the
Stillwater National Wildlife Refugee which turns the area a bird watching paradise.
Join the City of Fallon for a week full of motorsports which includes a Monster Truck
Jamboree, drag racing at the Top Gun Raceway and dirt bike racing at Rattlesnake
4th of July Parade
Fallon’s celebrating America’s Independence family style! Join in on the fun with a city
-wide picnic, music, games and a parade put on by the Churchill County Parks and
Recreation Department in partnership with Fallon Chamber of Commerce and City
DeGolyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash
The DeGolyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash bring the fun and excitement of a rodeo
without the expensive tickets that go along with it. Enjoy some of the best Bucking
Horses and Bulls and then stay after for an evening concert with dancing.
Tractors and Truffles
This fun-filled event celebrates food from the farm being brought straight to your
table! Make sure to join Fallon for a day full of ranch, farm and distillery tours. This is
followed by a dinner that is prepared by nationally renowned and local expert chefs.
After dinner, make sure to enjoy a concert and dancing at the Barkley Theatre.
Cantaloupe Festival and Churchill County Fair
This favorite event is the longest running agricultural event in Nevada. This festival
features the renowned, juicy cantaloupe that is grown in Fallon. Families from around
the county come to participate in crafts, county fair games and much more!
Nevada State Parks
Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star-gazing—not your thing? How about mountain biking, horseback riding,
boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating? Choose your favorite outdoor activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a place
for it. Nevada’s 23 state parks, recreation areas, and historic sites are stretched across terrains as diverse as alpine forests and
bone-dry deserts. Among them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22 miles long Lake Tahoe or the
much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir.
Other parks provide glimpses into the past. Valley of Fire is one of the state’s oldest, with 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved in
sandstone and breathtaking views of the maroon-colored rock formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Mormon Station
in Genoa and the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort feature replicas of 19th-century fortifications and visitor centers explaining regional
Many campgrounds and RV facilities are open all year, depending on the weather – you can even stay in a yurt at Cave Lake State
Park near Ely. Trailheads are well marked, and facilities at many parks include RV dump stations, showers and day use facilities for
groups. For more information on Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) registration, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles at dmvnv.com.
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
- Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
- Cathedral Gorge State Park
- Cave Lake State Park
- Dayton State Park
- Echo Canyon State Park
- Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
- Fort Churchill State Historic Site
- Fort Churchill State Historic Park
- Kershaw-Ryan State Park
- Lahontan State Recreation Area
- Mormon Station State Historic Park
- Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
- Rye Patch State Recreation AreaValley of Fire State Park
- South Fork State Recreation Area
- Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
- Spring Valley State Park
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
- Washoe Lake State Park
- Wild Horse State Recreation Park
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