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Fishing derby still on in Antelope Valley

Editor's Note: A three-hour power outage affected about 800 Liberty Utilities customers along Highway 395 from the California state line to Walker, Calif.

Spokesman Randy Kelly said the outage started around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and lasted until 8:45 p.m.

"The cause of the outage occurred in a substation in Nevada that serves the California customers, he said.

He'd also heard that the Topaz Lodge north of the state line was also affected by the outage.

Try your luck in the river and catch a nice fish to enter. The fish are out there and plants are happening regularly, so keep on fishing. Be sure to take your catch to the Walker General Store for a chance to win one of the prizes.

Coleville/Walker future

On July 28, the county will hold two get-togethers at the Community Center in Walker for local business and property owners regarding the future of the main street in Walker and Coleville. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. they will bring up ideas, then from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting at the Community Center, there will be a walking assessment of the main street by business and property owners, as well as anyone else who would like to walk along and hear the ideas. The next evening from 6-7:30 p.m. will be a presentation of the ideas suggested on the day before. This could be very interesting, so try to participate.

DUI checkpoint

On July 11, the Highway Patrol had a checkpoint in Walker at US 395 and Hackney Drive. Between 5:30 and 10:45 p.m., 591 drivers were stopped at the checkpoint. Of those, eight were given citations for being unlicensed or driving on suspended license. No arrests were made, and there were no drivers who went through the checkpoint with alcohol-related issues. I am told we should expect more checkpoints if we are traveling this summer.

Come and enjoy

The grand opening of the expanded Community Center in Walker is July 26. You can come down to see the new addition, and also, if you're hungry, the Lions Club will be hosting a tasty dinner provided by Albert's Meats & Deli and the Bridgeport Gun Club. Doors open at 5 p.m. with cocktails, dinner is at 6 p.m. Dinner costs $15 for adults, with children 6 and younger free. There will be raffles and a dessert auction as well as the delicious meal. The proceeds of the evening will go to upgrade the old portion of the building, so please come support and enjoy this evening.

Lynne Katusich can be reached at or (530) 495-2552.