January 2015 - Sierra Scoop Column

There is great news for the residents of Bridgeport regarding Memorial Hall. Construction on newly remodeled ADA restrooms started late November and continued thru December. As with any construction project, especially a remodel, the exact length to complete the project will be determined by what is found behind the walls. With that said, the restrooms should be coming along quite well by the time you read this. Linda Roberts, ex-Registrar of Voters, was able to secure a grant to offset the cost to the County for this remodel project. Thank you Linda!

And the great news continues. The Mountain Gate project went back out to bid as I described last month with bids due by December 1st. Only ~$385,000 is available for construction and the lowest bid came in at ~$341,000. The contract was awarded to Sierra View Equipment Inc. Construction will start by spring of 2015 and is expected to take ~60 working days. Just as a reminder, the Mountain Gate Phase 2 Fishing Access Project which consists of constructing a pedestrian path, ADA parking and access, installation of site amenities including picnic tables, timber fishing platform, amphitheater, riparian interaction area, river access, PAR course, and landscaping.  Thanks to Vianey White with Public Works for her hard work and determination to get this project off the ground. Her perseverance has paid off. Also, a special thanks again goes to Arden Gerbig and Bruce Woodsworth for their never ending hard work to make this project a reality after nearly 14 years of planning! This will be a great addition to and a sense of pride for the Antelope Valley area!

Did you know that the Antelope Valley now has a medical clinic that is open to everyone? The Coleville Clinic, a part of the Toiyabe Indian Health Project, is located at the corner of Eastside Lane and Camp Antelope Road, and is open Monday-Friday, 8a-Noon and 1p-5p. They have dental services including, but not limited to, Routine Care, Exams, Cleaning, Fillings, and Emergency Care. Their medical services include, but not limited to, Pediatric Care, Woman’s Care, Wounds due to Injuries, Family Planning, Breast, Cervical and Colon Cancer screening. Please be sure to stop in and see what they have and please start using this invaluable service so that we may be able to keep it in our valley!

If you have not already done so, make sure you stop by Memorial Lane next door to the Ruby Inn in Bridgeport. This is a great Christmas tree display and memorial to past loved ones. Also, Bob and Brenda Musil on Burcham Flat road along with Jerry & Becky Holden on Western Drive, both in Walker, for great Christmas displays!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Years from my family to yours!