A slower pace

We seem to be in a pre-Labor Day lull, with many taking their last vacation trips before school starts and community groups being more idle till September. I'm not complaining, as it has been wonderfully relaxing after all the early summer activities that took place around here. With the heat we've had lately, it sure feels good to sit in the shade and do nothing; but I think we can count on things getting busy again before long.

Walker Community Center meeting

A meeting was held July 27 between representatives of the Mono County Building Department, local organizations and residents regarding more effective and cooperative use of the building by all groups. They also discussed the County and area goals for the building's future size and amenities, including creation of more parking space for those attending community center activities.

Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee

The regular monthly meeting will be tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Walker Community Center. There will be an update on the next step in the Mountain Gate day use area project, as well as other items of interest in our area's future. Please attend if you can.

Fire commission meeting

The fire commission will meet Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Walker fire station. As always, they will have many things to discuss, including equipment, training and the department's efforts during recent lightning strikes and the Jackass Flat fire.

Relay for Life

As I have mentioned before, the American Cancer Society's important fundraiser will be held Aug. 26 in Gardnerville. If you can't participate in the walk, you can still support this worthy cause by sponsoring our local team, the Antelope Valley Survivors. For details on being in the walk or sponsoring their efforts, call Tammy at 495-2239 or MaryAnn at 495-2819.

n This and that

The "How Big Is Big" fishing derby finished Monday, after this column's deadline, but I checked with the general store for results as of Sunday. At that time, the largest fish registered was 8.2 pounds. Unfortunately, my husband wasn't the one who caught it, but he did catch some nice-sized fish during the month. Remember, the Northern Mono County Chamber of Commerce has been stocking the river with fish weighing up to 6 pounds, so there are still lots of good ones out there. As an added bonus, the river is quickly improving to its usual summer quality.

Enjoy the cooler weather we have been promised.

n Lynne Katusich can be reached at lynnekat@gbis.com or (530) 495-2552.


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