The Rim fire goes on |

The Rim fire goes on

by Lynne Katusich

I know all of us in the areas that have been inundated with smoke are hoping that the fire is contained and smoke is stopped before the estimate of at least 10 more days. It is awful to need to be so cautious about being outdoors and doing our usual routines, but it is important to be careful. I received a health advisory from the Mono County Health Department that reminds us, especially older adults, children and those with heart or lung problems, to avoid activity outdoors. They also remind us to keep our doors and windows closed in the smoke and to minimize use of swamp coolers. Please continue to be careful of your health, as well as your pet’s, in this dismal cloud we are being subjected to.

Sad news

August 31, our community lost a warm and friendly local resident and business owner with the passing of Dan Smith. He was active in our community through his ownership of the Walker Country Store and membership in the Antelope Valley Lions Club, as well as other community groups. There will be a celebration of his life on Sept. 22, 3 p.m., at the Community Center in Walker. Please come and remember Dan with the many who knew and loved him.

Flu shots

This is another reminder that flu shots will be available at the Senior Center in Walker on Monday, September 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $2 for those 6 months to 18 years.

Coleville High sports

After the smoke caused the previous week’s football game cancellation, the boys went to Eureka on Friday and came home winners by a score of 50-14. That was a great start for their season. This Saturday they have a home game in Coleville against North Tahoe at 1 p.m. Let’s get out there and root them on.

The girls’ volleyball has also started, and they will be playing this week in Virginia City. We wish them good luck.

VFW breakfasts

Don’t forget the VFW pancake breakfasts on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Park Building in TRE, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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