Author: Sheri Samson

Walker Lake event has strong turnout

Between three “Love Our Lake” presentations, more than fifty concerned citizens attended the Saturday morning event on Feb. 21 at the Buffalo Stop in Walker Lake. Darren Hamrey opened with an overview of The Walker Lake Crusaders mission. This grassroots group began in 2003 with a handful of high school students from Hamrey’s government class at Mineral County High School.  Its vision was to create attention to the failing lake and it’s struggling eco system. Hamrey had his own love for the lake, so he was glad to find students that embraced such a cause. In an effort to...

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Group to give presentation on shoreline vision Saturday

The Walker Lake Crusaders will share their vision and efforts for the Walker Lake shoreline on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Buffalo Stop, located off Hwy. 95 in Walker Lake. The Walker Lake Crusaders have been in existence since 2003, when a group of young men felt a concern about the lake. With a handful of volunteers they have continually cleaned the shorelines, removing tossed items including old tires and abandoned signs to picnic trash. They have also cleaned the recreational areas by checking not only the water’s edge, but also reviewing the conditions in the public bathrooms. With their own time and money, the group has created printed literature about the lakes receding edge line and made posters of information for locals and visitors to view. There will be three half hour presentation times held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.  This will be followed by an open forum of questions and free...

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Friday Night Steak Feed returns at Maxine’s Place

Bringing back the Friday Night Steak Feed is becoming a family affair for the sisters that run Maxine’s Place at the Walker Lake Golf Course. Suzy Berry explained that the concept was once a fun, local event. Guests would cook their own steaks or have a chef cook them on the outdoor grill located at the golf course clubhouse.  The dinner cost is a set amount whether you cook your steak or not, with a full course meal that is tasty and hardy enough to fill anyone up. Berry said, “We talked about this for a while, but then we realized...

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Walker Lake church holds duel celebration

A celebration of service was two-fold on Sunday, Feb. 1 at The Walker Lake Baptist Church.  Pastor Frank Reynolds and his wife, Vera celebrated their fourth year as pastors to the church.  Previously from Yerington, Frank explained that he and his family visited the church for a while, enjoying an interim pastor that was serving the church. In a casual conversation, Frank mentioned that he was a minister and the rest is history as they say.  “The leadership became excited and offered me the position, which I was more than happy to take,” Reynolds explained. With a fellowship of...

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Volunteers rid shoreline of deceased birds

On Jan. 30, twenty-five volunteers arrived at the Walker Lake State Park to assist in the cleanup of cholera diseased birds lining the shoreline.  Volunteers were briefed about the proper removal and safety precautions, and then loaded up with gloves, proper bags plus rakes or shovels to begin the effort of removal. A well-orchestrated endeavor was presented, sending out groups to different locations along a 7-mile beach area.  From north of the State Beach to the entrance off Highway 95 known as Hunters Beach south, as much territory was covered as possible. Teams were divided to not only remove...

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