Paramedic services discussed at March 23 community meeting |

Paramedic services discussed at March 23 community meeting

by Lynne Katusich

Due to higher than budgeted expenses for our valley’s paramedics, the county is seeking solutions. This would mean a reduction in the cost of our Paramedics’ expenses.

One of the suggestions has been to cut one paramedics team and reduce our paramedic service available to five days a week instead of seven. For a community with our lack of access to local hospital facilities, the closest being in Gardnerville, this cannot be the answer, especially with the percentage of seniors living here. Unfortunately, we can’t plan the day we will have a health emergency. To discuss this with our residents, Supervisor Tim Fesko is holding a community meeting 6 p.m. March 23 at the Community Center in Walker. It is crucial to our valley that we have everyone attend this meeting, hear the information given by the county, and give our opinions. Please come.

Student Mock Trial

Coleville High School’s 12 students in the Mock Trial competition were the winners of the Mono County contest and now will move on to the state contest. This will take place March 20 through 22 in Riverside. We wish them well in this meet.

Sorority recruiting

Beta Sigma Phi sorority’s local club wants to know if you would like to join them. They provide support to several local groups, including their Coleville High School scholarships. If you are interested in joining, please call Diana at 530-495-2735. They will be having a get-together 1 p.m. March 15 for those interested.

Enjoy local bird watching

Every Sunday at 9 a.m. people meet at the Walker Country Store to go around our valley and see the huge number of beautiful birds here. Some of them are residents and some migrating. It is a great way to appreciate our valley’s beauty, too.

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