Tonto Village and the surrounding area were busy with people who wanted to play in the snow. There were all types of snowmen along the sides of the road and I even saw a rather large snowman in the back of a pickup. I wonder if it made it to the Valley. I don't have an exact amount for the snowfall in the Village, but my guess would be between 8 to 10 inches. Is there anyone who knows the total of rainfall or snowfall in the Village? Call me at (928) 478-4575.
I would be happy if we had more snow every week.
It would help the water table and our beautiful ponderosa pine trees.
One interesting sight was right next to my house. A trash truck was trying to empty the dumpster and got stuck. There are still many icy patches on the streets in the Village and the truck was right on top of one and could not get free.
The driver worked for a few hours trying to get free without any success. He finally had to call in a tow truck to get the truck out. The tow truck was also sliding on the ice, but they finally got enough traction to get free. A word of caution to the drivers in the Village: Watch out for these icy patches, I got on this same patch of ice as the trash truck and slid right into my fence.
Luckily, my car was OK, but the fence pole was bent.
The unofficial moisture gauge person, Dara Sutton, told me that the snowfall from the first storm was 1.11 inches of moisture and the second snow fall produced 13.5 inches of snow. For the month of December, the precipitation measured 1.57 inches and for the year the total was 26.45 inches. There were no snow emergencies for Bear Flat.
Dara and her husband, Phon, will celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12. Both Phon and Dara are very active in the activities of Bear Flat as well being active in the Tonto Village Fire Department.
They are both an asset to their community. Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple.
There are no results this week. The nine-ball gals who play on Tuesday evenings did not play this week. Ethel Cain tells me that there needs to be more gals from both Christopher Creek and the Village. The gals can be from anywhere in the surrounding area. So, if you would like to get away for few hours, head to the Double D around 6 p.m. and sign up. It only costs $3.
There was no eight-ball tournament this past Sunday, but hopefully play will resume next Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tonto Village Fire District
There will be a Fire Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the fire station. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The meeting is always open to the public and your ideas and comments are welcome.
Our fire district should always strive to be the best it can be, so we need your input.
The back lot of the fire department is available for your Christmas tree disposal. If the gate is not open, just throw it over the fence. The department's chipper/shredder will shred the trees for mulch.