Publisher says goodbye

Lahontan Valley News publisher Rick Swart is stepping down to take a similar position at a newspaper in Oregon. In a farewell article, he made various explanations and apologies and then wrote, “I will miss Fallon, in part, because it is such a good news town. Where else can you write stories about a cancer cluster, TOPGUN, wild theories about arsenic, tungsten and jet fuel, Wiccan gravestones, houses of ill repute, gambling (excuse me, ‘gaming’), rapid population growth, triple-digit temperatures, a good old boy system that rivals the Dukes of Hazzard or a real estate broker named Getto?”