Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Icehouse

There's a new business in Baker this summer, the Icehouse. It's behind the Silver Jack in downtown Baker and is home to local arts, crafts and antiques.

The Icehouse is an old building and a great venue for showing off some of the local talent.

Jody Person runs it and has a smile for every customer.

Items range from artwork, rope baskets, sage wreathes, jewelry, and old bottles.

The eye-catching colors of this spread greet the customer immediately upon entering the building. Jody has over wares from over 30 people in the Icehouse.

The swords are a fairly new addition and are getting a lot of attention!

The bamboo squares can be used as wall hangings or table tops.

A variety of rocks occupy one table.

Homemade jams and jellies, salsas, and pickled beans occupy another.

I always have to walk around the small store a few times to see everything. The bags are made by a sewing machine operated by solar power.

A display of giraffes and other intriguing metalwork caught my eye. The sales help African women.

This is a great place to get wedding, birthday, and other gifts. Plus it helps support our neighbors. Be sure to check it out soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baker Community Church Dedication

 On Sunday, the Baker Community Church held a dedication for their new church building.

 The church is in a beautiful setting, with the mountains of Great Basin National Park in the background.

 The dedication was really well attended.

 John Yacapraro made the big cross above the door.

 Andy Ferguson made little crosses for the dedication.

 The inside was surprisingly spacious.

 A view from the front of the church. (Getting there a little late meant we had the honor of sitting in the front pew!)
 John Conrad led the dedication, which was then followed by some excellent music.

 Then it was time to go to the community center for some delicious desserts.

It was lovely to see so many people there!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Speak Your Mind

It's time to speak up about the Groundwater Development Project. This is the project that would take gobs of water from Snake Valley and other valleys and send it in a huge pipeline down to Las Vegas. Lots of comments are needed!

If you want to learn more about the project (and its problems), check out this Great Basin Water Network flyer about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

The current comment deadline is October 11.

A series of meetings is being held. The one in Baker last night had about 75 attendees. There will be one in Ely next week, August 9. Make sure you're heard!