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School buses still may be gone

Lynne Katusich

At the Eastern Sierra School District meeting in Coleville last Wednesday evening, the Board made it clear that regular daily busing, as well as sports and extracurricular activities are still very much on the budgetary chopping block. The meeting was well-attended by the community, and there was no definite answer given, but it certainly appears that the buses will not be available to all students next year, if not sooner. This will be a great hardship as well as a difficult issue for families to resolve. We are supposed to hear more about it in December or January. Until then, the community is left hanging.

Power problems

Last Thursday night into Friday evening, our valley had well over 20 power outages caused by the horrible winds. Fortunately, most of them were brief, but there were residents who totally lost power until Saturday. Liberty Energy finally repaired downed lines and poles, necessitating a traffic diversion from the highway around town. Fortunately, our volunteer fire department was out there to help law enforcement with the traffic re-routing.

Chamber of Commerce scholarships

The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce interviewed four candidates for the Performing Arts Scholarships they provide. The winner for an art scholarship was 5th grader, Jasmine Johnson. Kendal Dixon Calhoun, a 10th grader, received the music scholarship. Congratulations to both.

Boosters fundraiser

The Coleville High School Boosters are again hosting their annual fundraiser dinner Dec. 3 at the Antelope Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 1166 Larson Lane. It will feature baby back ribs or chicken barbecue with all the fixing’s. Doors open 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. There will be raffle and auctions taking place. Dinner will be $12 for adults, with children under 12 for $6. Any donations will be appreciated. To donate, call Brianna at (760) 932-7547.

Christmas Celebration

The Eastern Sierra Community Christmas Choir will perform 6 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Walker Community Center. The evening is free, so come and join them in singing Christmas songs.

This and that

Thank you to all the Antelope Valley Women’s Club members who made Sunday’s bazaar and dinner a tremendous success, as well as keeping their scholarship fund active next year.

The same thanks go to the local artists who displayed their beautiful work for all of us to see, appreciate and own.

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