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    State Symbols

    Bird: Mountain Bluebird
    Tree: Bristlecone Pine
    Flower: Sagebrush
    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.

    WHY Nevada?


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    Current Population Lyon County: 52,585
    Average Lyon County Home Price: $300,000
    Average Home Rental: $1,500/mo

    Business and Gaming

    When people think of Nevada, 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.


    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
    4. Government
    5. Professional & Business Services
    6. Educational and Health Services
    7. Retail Trade
    8. Goods Producing
    9. Local Government
    10. Casino Hotels

    Additional Advantages of Doing Business in

     Stockholders, directors, and officers need not live or hold
    meetings in Nevada
     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 stock.

    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

    Welcome To Lyon County

    Lyon County was of the original Nevada counties created in 1861. It was named after General
    Nathaniel Lyon who died in the Civil War. Located in northwestern Nevada, Lyon County includes two
    incorporated cities; the city of Fernley and the City of Yerington. Lyon County is adjacent to Storey and
    Washoe counties on the north, Mineral, and Mono (California) counties on the south, Churchill and Mineral
    counties on the east, and Douglas County and Carson City on the west. Three rivers flow through the county;
    the Carson River, the Truckee River, and the Walker River.
    Throughout most of Lyon County’s past, growth has been gradual and slow, and the County has remained
    predominantly rural in character. In recent years development within Lyon County increased in response to the
    development and expansion of the northern Nevada region with some areas of the County becoming
    suburbanized. The economies of Lyon County is primarily ranching and mining.
    A majority of the County’s development lies within eight communities: Dayton, Fernley, Mason Valley, Mound
    House, Silver City, Silver Springs, Smith Valley, and Stagecoach. For three years during the past ten years, the
    County was one of the ten fastest growing counties in the United States (on a percentage basis).
    The incentives for doing business in Nevada are expansive. Nevada boasts one of the most liberal tax structures
    in the nation and from a tax-planning perspective, the return on investment in the form of tax saving dollars
    can be enormous.


    Old Town Dayton remains quaint, reminiscent of its origins as a Nevada mining town, but the growth of the surrounding

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    area puts a new spin on Dayton’s history in the new millennium. In January 1999, a supermarket opened in Dayton Valley
    and has now become the nucleus of a shopping complex. Dayton Valley now boasts two medical complexes, two veterinary clinics, numerous eateries, several casinos, gas stations, mechanics, and other services, and many other modern amenities. It
    also will soon have its hospital. New subdivisions, four schools, a public library, a senior center, museums, churches, fire
    departments, an airstrip, industrial, and business areas reflect the rapid change.


    Current Population Dayton, NV: 8,964
    Average Dayton Home Price: $348,900
    Average House Rent: $1,450/mo



    Fernley is strategically located as a north-south, east-west transportation hub. Several Fortune 500 companies have

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    discovered Fernley’s affordable industrial parks, large land parcels with rail and highway access. Over 85% of the State of
    Nevada is public lands, and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities surround Fernley. Pyramid Lake is 15
    miles to the north, Lake Lahontan is 12 miles to the south, the Fernley Wildlife Management area joins Fernley on the east
    and the Truckee River to the west. Lake Tahoe is also just a short drive away. Fernley’s central location makes recreational
    activities such as boating, water skiing, camping, fishing and swimming easily accessible. The outdoor enthusiast has
    numerous events that take advantage of the over 300 days a year of clear skies and ideal temperatures. Fernley lies amid millions of acres of public lands that are a thrill for anyone who loves the outdoors.

    Current Population Fernley, NV: 19,588
    Average Fernley Home Price: $289,900
    Average House Rent: $1,600/mo


    Yerington is located in a region rich in history and western lore. John C. Fremont made the first recorded account of this
    region in 1844. He was on his second expedition to explore and map the West and followed the course of the Walker River

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    into a large fertile valley. This valley was later named after it’s first settlement, N.H.A. “Hock” Mason, who established the
    area’s first homestead and the name Mason Valley. Today, Yerington, incorporated in 1907 and the county seat enjoys the
    diversity of both industrial and agricultural lifestyles. One can enjoy the simple pleasures of a rural lifestyle and yet experience
    Nevada’s unbeatable business climate. Yerington offers many amenities such as a municipal airport, prime business
    and industrial sites, and complete infrastructure improvements. With a strong and diverse local economy and yet within
    proximity to all the amenities of an urban center ( Reno & Carson City), Yerington offers the best of both worlds—a
    friendly, safe hometown with all of the business opportunities.

    Current Population Yerington, NV: 3,142
    Average Yerington Home Price: $269,000
    Average House Rent: N/A

    Smith Valley

    Smith Valley is located on SR 208 approximately 20 miles southwest of Mason Valley. It is a rural farm and ranch
    community located near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where one can observe wildlife and enjoy
    abundant outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking. Hay is the most abundant crop; however, potatoes, onions, garlic, and grain crops are produced along with several cattle and cattle feedlot operations. The two rural agricultural communities of Smith and Wellington are situated in this beautiful valley that is only 15 miles from the California border.

    Current Population Smith Valley, NV: 1,603
    Average Dayton Home Price: $619,950
    Average House Rent: N/A

    Business Licenses

    Lyon County welcomes your business and is available to assist you in completing your Business License
    application and obtaining other required clearances or permits. We will also gladly provide you with
    information regarding other various requirements needed to get your license; however, it is presented as
    information only.
    Any person, partnership, association, firm, or corporation engaging in any trade, calling, service, profession, or
    a business venture is required to obtain a license or permit as set forth by Lyon County Code, whether or not they
    have offices located in Lyon County.
    Signage and Other Requirements
    Each business licensee, except home occupations, may post a sign and address on the outside of the business that
    is visible from the roadway.
    Some businesses may be required to carry liquor, gaming or other licenses. Please contact our office for more
    information and requirements for additional licenses issued by Lyon County.
    Lyon County Code
    The complete Lyon County Code about business licenses (including liquor, gaming, brothel, and adult
    cabarets) may be viewed online.
    Lyon County Clerk/Treasurer’s Office
    27 S. Main Street
    Yerington, NV 89447
    Phone: (775) 463-6501
    Fax: (775) 463-5305

    Lyon County Education

    The Lyon County School District central office is located at 25 East Goldfield Avenue in Yerington. 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 Mr. Keith Savage, who has held the position since 2012.
    The District is the largest employer in Lyon County, employing 582 licensed staff, 326 classified staff, and just over
    400 substitute staff across 18 schools, four school bus yards, and the District office.
    Lyon County School District-775.463.6800/

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    Community Links

    Lyon County Assessor 775.463.6520
    Animal Services 775.577.5005
    Buildings and Grounds 775.463.6551
    Business Licenses 775.463.6501
    Child Support 775.463.6530
    Clerk/Treasurer/Taxes 775.463.6501
    Community Development & Building Dept 775.463.6591 or 775.246.6135
    Western Nevada College 888.729.9626 – Fernley
    Western Nevada College 888.729.9626 – Yerington
    Western Nevada College 775.423.7565 – Fallon
    County Roads 775.463.6551
    City of Fernley 775.784.9800
    Lyon County School District 775.463.6800 or
    Voter Registration 775.463.6501 or 775.577.5033
    Parks and Recreation 775.246.6227
    Lyon County Libraries 775.463.6645
    Dayton Chamber of Commerce 775.246.7909
    Fernley Chamber of Commerce 775.575.4459
    Yerington Chamber of Commerce 775.463.2245
    Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce 775.577.4336
    Lyon County Recorder’s Office 775.463.6581
    Zoning Information 775.463.6501
    Economic Development Authority 775.883.4413
    Building Inspections 775.463.6591 or 775.246.6135
    JOIN Job Connect 775.834.1970


    Reno Tahoe International Airport is the only major airport in Reno/
    Sparks has many destination points around the world. From Lyon
    County areas it is 30minutes to an hour drive into Reno.

    Reno/Tahoe International Airport
    2001 E. Plumb Lane

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    Carson City Airport
    2600 E College Parkway

    South Lake Tahoe Airport
    1901 Airport Rd

    Taxi Service
    Reno-Sparks Cab Co. – 775.333.3333
    Whittlesea Taxi – 775.322.2222




    Tiger Field
    US Hwy 95A
    3 miles south of Fernley
    4,286 foot long paved runway

    Silver Springs Airport
    1991 Hwy 50
    13 miles south of Fernley
    6,600 foot long paved runway

    Fallon Municipal Airport
    Hwy 50A
    27 miles east of Fernley
    24 hours, 5,700 ft runway, full serve

    Things To Do


    Dayton Valley Days
    Dayton Valley Days are a community get together for two days out of the year that are jam-packed with events
    complete with a Chili Cook-Off and numerous parades. The World Famous Dayton Valley Days Pet Parade has

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    grown to be quite popular where owners and their pets get to prance around Dayton.


    Dayton State Park
    Dayton State Park consists of 160 acres with typical Great Basin desert typography. Cottonwood, desert sage, rabbit brush, and willows are present and the lower park borders the Carson River. The park features the remains
    of the Rock Point Mill built in 1861, a remnant of Dayton’s mining glory days. Originally a Paiute fishing camp, the
    park provides a beautiful site to camp, picnic, hike or hold group outings.





    Fernley 95a Raceway

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    Fernley 95a Raceway is Nevada’s premiere motorsports complex. This track is located just a short drive from Reno
    and has hosted some of Northern Nevada’s most prestigious national and local racing events. From the National
    Sprint Car Series to Off-Road Competitions, Fernley 95a Raceway offers it all.

    Burning Man
    Burning Man is an annual art festival located in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Tens of thousands of people
    gather in Nevada’s desert to create Black Rock City which is a temporary art and self-expression community. This
    event happens over labor day weekend and the total travel time from Fernley to Black Rock Desert is 1 hour 30



    Night in the Country

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    Night in the Country is a three day Country & Western music concert held away from the big city lights for over 15 years,
    out in the quiet farming town of Yerington. They provide top name music stars and offer a great music line up and camping
    at the site.


    Lyon County Fair & Rodeo
    Every August the Lyon County Fair and Rodeo is held at the Lyon County Fair Grounds. This family event includes a fair,
    rodeo, carnival, demolition derby, kids night, tractor pulls, parade, and numerous other family-friendly activities.




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    Smith Valley

    Running R Arena
    The Running R Arena located in Smith Valley, NV is home to sanctioned and non-sanctioned Team Roping Jackpots, Barrel

    Racing and is a practice site for the Nevada State Championship– High School Rodeo Competition. For more information
    on ongoing Running R Arena events, please visit

    Smith Valley Rotary Fun Days
    Enjoy a weekend full of fun at the annual Smith Valley Rotary Fun Days. This event is complete with food, fun, and
    vendors. For more information, please visit



    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 human-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 are explaining regional history.
    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

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    • 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
    • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
    • Mormon Station State Historic Park
    • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
    • Rye Patch State Recreation Area
    • 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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