January 2016 - Sierra Scoop Column

HAPPY NEW YEAR! From my family to yours, we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year’s!

If you have not already seen the beautiful Christmas lights and displays in the Antelope Valley, you only have a few days before January to see them. Bundle up, get the car warmed up, and take a drive to these three displays.. First stop is the Holden’s home at 170 Western Drive. Drive down and around on the driveway to see it all! Second stop is at the Musil’s home at 240 Burcham Flat Road. Tune the radio to the station posted on the sign for a special treat. Drive down the driveway and around the home for a great light show arranged to music! Last but not least our third stop is at the Ames residence located at 1928 Larson Lane. A slow drive down Larson Lane will cap off the night to see the lights of Antelope Valley.

For those that want to see more lights, take a spin around Bridgeport. Our famous Courthouse is lite up for Christmas. And make sure to take a stroll through memory lane located next to the Ruby Inn. The tree display located here is really great and fun to see!

The end of 2015 saw a great deal of things happening throughout the County. As I mentioned in last month’s column, Leslie Chapman is Mono County’s newest CAO. If you get a change to meet Leslie, you’ll see why she is a welcomed addition to the County.

The County is moving forward to filling the Human Resource Director and Finance Director positions. Also, after nearly 20 years of service for Mono County, Marshall Rudolph, County Counsel, is moving south to Inyo County. Assistant County Counsel, Stacey Simon, will be moving into the County Counsel’s position. Congratulations Stacey!

Jeff Ulrich, Bridgeport District Ranger has retired at the end of November. Nearly 40 years of service with the USFS. Best of luck Jeff and thank you for all the cooperation you have given to our communities!

Mono County recently add two more vendors to their PACE program (http://tinyurl.com/paceformc). This gives you, the consumer more choices when using this great program. Check it out!

The BOS approved the Bridgeport Memorial Hall remodel project. The project consists of demolition, constructing mechanical/storage rooms, serving bar, accessible wheelchair lift, theater stage and seating area, and second floor restrooms. Thanks to the local CSA #5 (Bridgeport residents) for their contribution to this worthy project!