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fire Dept Wants To Find You

_DSC5437What if first responders can’t fined your house in an emergency? Many times, seconds count. Address numbers easily seen day or night are key to finding your home quickly. The South Valley Volunteer Fire Department has a program to solve that problem. for $20, the department will provide you with 6″x18″ double sided sign with 3″ numbers. The signs are reflective for nighttime. I have seen them cropping up around the valley and residents are attaching them to stakes at their driveway entrance so they can be seen from both directions. The SVVFD says that some residents have donated to help those who may need assistance with the cost so don’t let that stop you. To order or for more information, call Katie Patterson the SVVFD Secretary/Events Coordinator at (775)240-6977.

No Biomass Site This Year

We received this info on the biomass brush disposal site at the fire station on Eastlake Blvd:

The biomass site on Eastlake Blvd will not be reopened in 2013. I know many homeowners were probably looking forward to the biomass site opening again this fire season. It’s a loss to our area as I saw a lot of brush, dead trees, etc. removed by home owners over the past two years.

There are multiple reasons for the closure with the primary reason being commercial landscapers  using the sites to dump their brush, etc. This in turn caused the piles to exceed by over 50% of the estimated usage. This caused costs exceeding the planned budgets and caused complaints from some people about its large size and even some air quality complaints about the mulching process. Those complaints about air quality must have come from the designated mulching site as the brush was not mulched on site like the prior year and was transported from Washoe Valley.

I also heard that the project is subject to whatever grant money is available every year. It’s been a great benefit to the community in the areas of yard maintenance and defensible space.

Nevada Lynn’s Emporium To Close

The Washoe City landmark and source for locally grown food will close by the end of the week. Owner Paul Garofalo recently passed away and the family is putting the property up for sale. That includes the 1500sf store and adjoining home built in 1936. A Washoe Valley landmark and one of the few remaining businesses in Washoe City, the store offered a local source for fresh fruit, produce and other products. Recently we noticed the used car lot in Washoe City has also closed.

Map Links on Right Column

We’ve finally made the washoe valley interactive maps feature available on the front page as well as the new “History Map”
These maps give you a customized, interactive map to Washoe Valley with points of interest, parks, trails, businesses, etc.
The history map will show ghosttowns, quartz mills, sawmills, trails, roads and other historic points of interest and will make a great addition to our history features.

New Menu at Postal Cafe

Luanne and the crew at the Postal Cafe on Eastlake Blvd in New Washoe City are really providing quite a service there with the postal station and restaurant. Not only are they serving breakfast and lunch but have also expanded to dinner with an expansive menu for all three. Really, we picked up the latest menu the other day and it included and children’s menu, appetizer section, hot and cold sandwiches for lunch (18 selections) PLUS gourmet burgers and 7 dinner entrees! Plus a desert menu.

In these tough economic times, we should save a little gas and support all our local, small businesses- we’ll see you there!

House Cleaning Service

Been in the valley for 22 years,now offering again house cleaning please contact me at 200-5042 have great background, call me,,,Dianna

(For free want ads and business announcements for Washoe Valley residents, email your info to the editor!)

Housesitter/Petsitter Available

Hillary sends in this offer:

“Mature woman, N/S, N/D w/ no pets, avail. for petsitting/ housesitting. Exp., responsible, reliable transportation. Will trade temp. housing for petsitting/ housesitting.¬† references. Contact Hillary
voice mail # 1 800 514 8022 or email¬† hillary60231@aol.com.”

Pumpkin Carving Time

The Nevada Sagebrush, the student newspaper for UNR, has an article on pumpkin carving, eating and buying. They report pumpkins are again available at our own Nevada Lynn’s Emporium in Washoe City at 435 US 395. They are open from 9 to 6 every day. Nevada Lynn’s always has a nice fall display and is a favorite fall outing for families all around the area. Check it out.

Postal Cafe Offers Dinners

The Postal Cafe in New Washoe City along Eastlake Blvd is now offering breakfast, lunch and Dinner from 4 to 8pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays. Dinners can be eaten in the remodeled dining area or taken out. A cozy new gas-fired fireplace will be completed just in time for frosty evenings.

The dinner menu includes seven varieties of 1/2 pound burgers, pasta, meatloaf, 4 salads, sandwiches and apps. The call in and order-to-go number is 849-2722.

Local Tractor Service

We are now listing local services and free want ads here in the “article stream” and putting together a new “local services” page available from a tab above. Sandy Miller of Washoe Valley sends in this update on her tractor service:

SkidSteer Jobs 4U, LLC is a local Nevada owner operated company. We have a Caterpillar 247B Skid Steer and we provide a fully trained, experienced operator that can assist you with appropriate jobs for a skid steer. We also have a dump trailer that allows us to haul debris away from a job for our customers. Washoe Valley references available.

Call or Jim Doherty for an estimate
Phone/Fax: 775 267-9435
skidsteerjobs4U@charter.net