Jones has been a common name in the Baldy Family over the years. Today I spotted a photo of Ordie and Maureen Jones on Oliver Daily News - Class of 53 reunion. I haven't seen them for decades, but when I think of Ordie, I recall his non-stop powder skiing days, when Maureen would bring him a sandwich out to the slopes so he wouldn't waste precious time stopping for lunch.
Ordie and Maureen built the cabin now owned by the Adams on Whiskey Jack.
The village has pretty much dried up, and cabin projects are under way. One local and two out of town owners are here working on maintenance projects, and I met our newest cabin owner this morning - here from Australia to furnish and enjoy his new cabin.
I hope to see more cabin owners up here before the heat of the summer - lots of forest fuels to clean up.
The Regional District has indeed removed transfer station dumpsters from neighbouring communities, after many warnings. Just driving by one could see that these other sites had major issues with abuse of the facility.
What appears to be happening is an increase in use at our station since the others were closed. The computer monitor I spotted yesterday does not look like it came from Baldy.
I remain committed to patrolling and encouraging the proper use of our facility - we don't want to lose it.
I ran into an old friend yesterday - Terry Shafer was a volunteer ski patrol member on Baldy for many years, including when I was manager in the early nineties. He often produced "Baldytoons" based on the events of the day.