BREAKING NEWS – I forgot to mention this …. The Mountain Messenger will be publishing the 2016 High School Graduation edition next week – please make sure we have your senior picture (Loyalton & DHS), and any information you would like included. Senior projects, bio, after high school plans… kids entering 1st grade – if you are having a special celebration, let us know so we can include them. Kids entering junior high, same thing. Any business wishing to place their grad ad, please call 289-3262 or email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org . Parents wishing to publish a message to their “outta here” kid… Please get ahold of me asap!
As I sit here typing away we are experiencing more rain, thunder and lightning in Downieville, isn’t it great. It rained a lot yesterday too. We also spent most of the day in Downieville without power due to a vehicle striking a power pole near Alleghany, thankfully no one was hurt. We were lucky this winter in spite of lots of winter weather we did have any long outages. We know all this rain means lots of new growth that will eventually dry out and become fire fuel so time to remind ourselves, our families, our visitors not to mess around with fire during this fire season, well anytime really. The only good fire is in your stove during the winter snows… or maybe if you are having a campfire in a campground, but some years event he campgrounds have been on fire restriction … just be safe so we can leave out the sorry part.
Congratulations to Cyle and Angel Fischer who were married on Saturday May 21st and the next day Gramma Patty celebrated her birthday with a family Brunch catered by Jade Catering aka (Mike & Kayla Burns and Mike’s Bestie James) the food was scrumptious and if you’re planning an event give them a call at 289-3389.
Grand Opening Trail Report: Sure there’s snow, so get your adventure on. Shuttles will be dropping at the switchback before the climb to Packer Saddle. It’s a short, punchy, snow-drifty climb to the top. Not to worry. Your reward is single track bliss, ear-to-ear smiles, BBQ, beer, and free socks at the bottom. Freshies…53 289-3010.
Make your way to Sierra City this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday from 9 – 3 p.m. for the annual All Over Town Sale… never know for sure how many people participate but know you will find a great deal and for sure something that you absolutely positively have to have. And make sure to check out http://www.hwy49adventures.com for information on many fun events coming up.
Friday, June 3rd and Saturday June 4th at 7:00 p.m. the Downieville Schools musical production of “Hot Rod -Cruising Back to the 1950’s at the Yuba Theater, get your tickets from a drama student or at the door. http://sierracountyartscouncil.org/archives/4250
It’s a quiet week, the end of the season, everything starts opening up on Memorial Day Weekend, Feather’s La Cocina del Oro will be open Thursday through Sunday, the Downieville Museum will be open every day 11 to 4 pm, Duane and Biatta’s the Second Hand Store is gaining a reputation along with Cherry’s Vintage Antiques for having unique quality finds at good prices. So come to Downieville have fun and check us out. We like visitors. Coyoteville, and Hwy 49 Eatery and Two Rivers Cafe are ready to feed the hungry with yummy food.
This week we have Carrie’s Corner, local news, On The Shelf, guest columnists Robert Koehler and Mel Gurtov write about issues that will affect us all in the coming years good to stay informed. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and remember those you love and those who have sacrificed for us all.
The lovely photo was taken from the Steel Bridge in the Sierra Valley looking towards Loyalton by Don Yegge.