Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks

Well, it's Thanksgiving week, and I've been spending some time outside. Seeing the beautiful scenery of Snake Valley makes me very thankful that I live in such a beautiful area with so many good people. We are lucky to have such clean air, unclogged roads, amazing night skies, and abundant wildlife.

I'm also thankful to all those who attended, testified, and served as counsel during the recent water hearings in front of the Nevada State Engineer. The six weeks of hearings provided information so that the State Engineer can decide how much water to allow to the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Spring, Dry Lake, Delamar, and Cave Valleys. Public comment is being accepted. Comments must be received in his office by December 2 (so send them this week!). Address: Jason King, Nevada State Engineer, 901 S. Stewart St., Suite 2002, Carson City, NV 89701 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Harvest Festival

 The Baker/Garrison Schools Harvest Festival was held last Friday night. This is a potluck dinner followed by an auction. As everyone arrived, they headed up to see what would be for auction and to plan their bidding strategy. There was an excellent assortment of homemade goodies.
 The Torres boys had fun bidding on a variety of items later in the evening. First came the delicious food. I was impressed with the quantity and quality of all the great food.
 Then it was time to start the auction, with Wheeler as the volunteer auctioneer. She did a great job! Although the schools had only had four items donated by Tuesday, on Friday night there were over 150 items, so she had a lot of auctioning to do!
 Kate showed off the goods to their best advantage, using her immense theatrical talent.
 The kids enjoyed playing around in the back.
 The auction was well-attended, and there were a few items that were fiercely fought over. It made it entertaining.
 My daughter, Desert Girl, had some of her biggest laughs.
I think it was because she had found a new friend.

What a great evening! The Baker/Garrison schools will put on a Christmas program in December at Baker Hall and then the winter carnival with games and food will most likely be in February. I'll update the calendar on the right side of this blog as I learn the dates.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween Festivities

 We have a lot of fun at Halloween in Baker. There was a Halloween party at the community center, with lots of treats, homemade goodies, and even some crafts.
 It was great to see all the fun costumes.
 Prior to that, most of the kids in town went on the Halloween Hayride, which went from door-to-door for trick-or-treating. The weather was awesome!
It's probably a good thing Halloween only comes around once a year, as all the kids really loaded up on candy!