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Emergency alert call system available in Mono County

by Lynne Katusich

About 12:45 p.m. last Friday, many of us received an emergency phone call advising us that the 911 Emergency line was not functioning in the Antelope Valley or Bridgeport.

We were told that the sheriff’s office’s phone line in Bridgeport was also out. We were told that, if we had an emergency, to contact or go to our fire station on Larson Lane. The phone lines to these numbers were back on at 3 a.m. The next morning we received a call telling us everything was working again. I spoke with a sheriff’s officer, who told me that someone digging underground had damaged the lines. The important thing is that those who haven’t signed up should do so online at monosheriff.org or call the Sheriff at 760-932-7549 to register for this service that can save your life when you need the help.



Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a warm and happy Thanksgiving, hopefully with family or friends. I’m still kind of amazed at those who would pass up the traditional holiday time to go shopping on the new event, “Grey Thursday”, but a lot of people sure seemed to.



They lined up early and mobbed a lot of the stores, according to the news.

Our weather switched

Before the weekend, we were having very warm temperatures for this time of year. Then on Saturday morning, it changed rapidly to rain and snow at our house. It was a late time of the year for it to start, but we really do need the moisture, so I can’t complain. As I write this on Sunday, the forecasts I’ve seen are indicating more of it this week. Enjoy.

Christmas Giving Tree

The Walker General Store is holding its annual Giving Tree to help children in our valley have a Merry Christmas. Please stop by the store and get an ornament with a local child’s name and their gift wish.

The gifts will be returned with the ornament. You can get all the information at the General Store. Please help with this project.

Lynne Katusich can be reached at lynnekat@schat.net or 530-495-2552.