The winds have subsided and the days are warm with an occasional breeze. The evenings are cool and most comfortable with sunsets glistening through the ponderosas, pinion and juniper trees. Put simply, it is a gorgeous time of year for our whole area. This does not discount the possibility for fire. The “fire danger” sign still remains at the “high” mark at the Black Mesa Ranger Station.
The Heber-Overgaard Fire Station in Overgaard is in the process of having the fire truck bay floors polished. A representative from the fire district says this process will prolong the life of the floor.
“The polished surface of the floor makes for a more impervious surface for prevention of water and oil contamination that reduces the life of the floor,” he said.
The contractor mentioned they have been working on this for about a week and still have more work to accomplish. Many of the bumps are still there and require more grinding and polishing. The contractor stated that there is no finish used on the floor. The floor is completely ground down with large buffer equipment using diamond grit. The concrete is the only element giving this “shine” and finished look. Also in the rear of the fire station, a local contractor is laying down gravel, grading and compacting aggregate in an area that has yet to be paved. The fire station representative also mentioned, “The work back there will mitigate some of the mud and mess during our summer raining season.”
Mogollon Airpark is having a “Pancake Fly-In Breakfast” from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., this Saturday, June 19. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit the Heber-Overgaard community charities.
Also on Saturday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona is hosting a benefit car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heber-Overgaard Fire Station.