California fishing season opens Saturday |

California fishing season opens Saturday

by Lynne Katusich

There are a whole lot of people out there who are really excited that California’s fishing season is opening this Saturday, April 27th. The weather looks like it will cooperate and make it a fun opener. Locally, licenses can be purchased at the Walker General Store and the Walker Country Store. In addition, the Country Store will be having raffles Saturday and Sunday. They will have raffles for fishing equipment and separate raffles for kids’ prizes, and their snack bar will have food at bargain prices. Get out there and catch a bunch of fish and enjoy our beautiful locale.

High Point Curve update

I recently received a memo from CalTrans about the status of roadwork at Topaz Lake. We all know that they are behind their original time frame, so it wasn’t surprising when the memo said that completion of the project is now estimated to occur by July of this year. We can all look forward to that occasion, except for realizing that there will be more traffic stops before they are finished, while they are paving, etc.

Fire Fee billings delayed

We had been advised that we would receive a couple of bills this year for the Fire Fee, but so far we hadn’t received any. It turns out that many people who weren’t in the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) were incorrectly billed, so now they are trying to sort everything out before issuing more bills. We’ll wait and see what happens next.

Pet licensing soon

Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mono County will be holding their annual low cost vaccination and licensing clinic at the fire station on Hackney Drive. The cost for the 2013-2014 license is $10 for each and vaccinations are $6 each. This is such a convenience for those of us in the valley with pets, saving us a trip to town for their shots.

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