at Mountain Thrift Shoppe
The Mountains Group is one of nine
non-profit groups who volunteer at the
Mountain Thrift Shoppe in Blue Jay. Over the
past few years several of our volunteers
have moved away and the Mountains Group is
now really short of help.
If you have a few free
hours a week and would like to help at the
Shoppe, or if you would like more
information, please contact Heather at
to email her.
The Shoppe is open every day of the week 10
am to 4 pm, except for Sundays when it is
open noon to 4 pm.
We have morning and
afternoon shifts: 10am - 1 pm or 1 - 4 pm,
except Sundays is just the one shift.
volunteers work mostly on Mondays and on
Wednesday afternoons, and are in charge of
sorting and pricing children's clothes. If
you can't be available every week, you could
be a substitute, to come in when needed.
Everybody working at the
Thrift Shoppe is a volunteer. The
organizations get paid every six months
according to the number of hours each group
has worked. The money has to be spent here
in the Rim of the World school district.
Some of the money the Sierra Club receives
goes to a Rim High School scholarship, some
to the Children's Forest, and it has been
invaluable to use for litigation purposes.
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Church of the Woods
COW has submitted a preliminary redesigned
and reduced proposal to the County Planning
Department. The new plans include fewer ball
fields, and the building plans have been reduced
by 20,000 sq. ft. There are still some retaining
walls along Hwy 18.
The Planning Dept will look over the redesign
and meet with COW in the first week of March.
There will be a public hearing on the new plans,
unless the Church withdraws the project. If they
decide to go forward with it, the Planning Dept
will circulate the new plan.
We hope to have more information
after the Planning Department's meeting with COW
in early March.
The Serenity Conference
and Retreat Center
This Crest Park
construction site has caused serious stream
bed damage on its 1.8 acre parcel. The
developer continues to violate environmental
rulings disregarding warnings.
The Lahontan Water Quality Control assessed an administrative civil liability
against the developer of the Serenity Center
in the amount of $498,000. This amount was
reduced to $60,000 at a hearing in Barstow
on January 16, 2013. The developer
has 30 days to appeal and still needs to
restore the creek and meadow to its original
condition. However, no timeline was set for
him to do this. He may still face additional
charges in the future but specifics are
unclear at this time.
Notice of violation
Developer ordered to restore
The Mountains Group
continues to monitor the developer's
Check back for
updates on the Serenity Center and Church of
at Keller Hut
for a Weekend
Saturday - Sunday
December 7 - 8
You are invited to join us for our annual holiday celebration at
Keller Hut. You may arrive any time after 1 pm on Saturday. We
provide turkey and dressing for dinner, plus tea and coffee.
Please bring a suitable potluck dish to serve six, and cold
beverages, plus a "white elephant" gift to exchange. You are
welcome to stay overnight, and join us for a communal breakfast,
followed by a hike on Sunday AM. OVERSEER: DAVE BARRIE,
909-337-0313. CALL for information, and to notify him if you
plan to attend.
Christmas at Keller
Fog and Bad Weather Policy
for scheduled meetings