When our power in the Antelope Valley went out at 10:45 p.m. Friday, the Mono County Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the Northern Nevada Red Cross, prepared to help. At 6:45 a.m. Saturday, the Walker Community Center was open and available to any and all of our residents without a source of sufficient heat for their homes. This helped many of our seniors stay warm and comfortable until around 12:30 p.m. that day, when the power was at last restored to the area.
Our many thanks to Ed Zylman, Kathy Watkins and Anita Reeve of Mono County and the local volunteers for their energetic care and concern for our citizens.
About Code Red Reverse 911
The Mono County Sheriff's Department has initiated a system that will automatically call area residents with a recording advising of any emergencies in the area. It has not been needed until last Wednesday, when they advised of the strength and anticipated time frame of the weekend's storm. They also placed a second call Saturday morning to advise residents of the opening of the Walker Community Center as a shelter. While we may not need this service often, it is nice to know it is there in hard times.
Kudos to Caltrans
As always, Caltrans kept the highway and local roads plowed and safe for us. Thank you.
Lots of snow
Friday and Saturday nights' snowfalls reached almost two feet at our house and other areas we saw. It was what they had forecast it to be, but I think everyone came out of it with few major problems. Thank heavens.
This and that
-- The Topaz Lake Fishing Derby had to take a back seat to last weekend's weather, but they will be going strong very quickly. There has already been two $1,000 winners and one $500 winner, so the prizes are out there. When you can, get out on the lake and give it a try.
-- Our congratulations to Jason Peters, Coleville High School's quarterback and linebacker. He was named to the All-Sierra football team as a linebacker. The praise, though, also extended to his performance as quarterback for our team, taking Coleville to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years and breaking the school's previous quarterback records as only a sophomore this year. Good going, Jason.
-- Lynne Katusich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 495-2552.