Antelope Valley students return to school Aug. 27

The first day of school for Antelope Valley students will be Wednesday, Aug. 27, with a minimum day. The school buses will be taking them home starting at 12:45 p.m. for elementary students and 1:30 p.m. for high school students. After that, there will be full school days with regular schedules.

Local mail carrier

So many people have inquired what they can do to keep our local mail carrier, Pam Chichester, on the job.

She has been a part of the Valley family for more than 34 years, and many of our residents have benefited from her extra care and attention to what she calls her second family. The best suggestion to all of you who care about losing Pam is to write a letter to Coleville Postmaster Josh Armstrong and let him know your feelings. He can then forward the letters on to the postal service for them to read and understand how we feel. Your letters need to be to the postmaster by Aug. 25.

Disaster drill is Saturday

The drill will be taking place on Saturday starting around 9 a.m., simulating an earthquake somewhere in Mono County. Just please remember that it is only a drill. The county, the Marines, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes will all be coordinating the efforts by fire and sheriff participants. The Salvation Army will be providing relief to firefighters and role players at the Mountain Warfare Training Center base housing community center in Coleville. This drill is for the benefit of us all in case of future disaster.

Chamber evening of wine and art

The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce will be holding an evening of art and wine tasting Saturday, Aug. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walker Community Center. The cost will be $25 to view the art, taste the wines and take home a souvenir wine glass. No one under 21 will be admitted to the building for this event, so please don't bring children.

Antelope Valley Library Friends

This group will be holding their monthly meeting today at the Walker Senior Center, 4 p.m. They will be advising of new developments with the Mono County Friends of the Library and how these will affect our local group.

ATV training

I received a follow-up call from Sheriff Rick Scholl about the training class that took place Aug. 2. There were 39 participants in the class, ranging in age from 6 to 69 years. Also, there were more than 100 others in attendance, either as spectators, volunteers or instructors. Each student, at the completion of the safety class, received an ATV Safety Institute card. Sheriff Scholl would like to thank everyone involved with this successful class for their work and their donations. Everyone attending had a great time, and they are looking forward to repeating this idea in the future.

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


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