Wednesday August 9, 2017

When the Western Sierra Medical Clinic is closed or if you call 289-3298 and get mired in their Grass Valley voicemail web and you have an emergency, or even if you are unsure of  whether it is an emergency dial 9-1-1 and request an ambulance.You will get help and if the responding EMT’s/Paramedic/Medical Provider determine your situation requires transport by ambulance, you’re all set, meanwhile if you don’t need to go by ambulance you can refuse transport and you, family or friend can take you to the nearest open facility, but MOST importantly you will have an experienced first responder giving you immediate first aid care to assess the urgency of the situation. Also it is possible Downieville Fire Dispatch will know if the Clinic Provider is available and should be able to contact the medical provider directly just in case it is a convoluted phone system causing the problem.

This coming Saturday is the Downieville Mountain BrewFestSATURDAY, AUGUST 12  2pm – 6pm lots of fun and a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. You need to get your tickets in advance as there is a limited number. You must be 21 to enter the Brewfest area and please no dogs there and do not leave them in your car, it will be hot, “hotter than a snakes butt in a wagon rut”… (anybody know where that line comes from)?  The Sierra County Arts Council awarded the Downieville Improvement Group an Art & Music Sponsorship and so thanks to SCAC  Bob Mora & the Third Degree Blues Band  will perform at Downieville Brewfest Saturday, August 12, from  2 – 6 PM.  AND then you can dance to the Dyin Breed the Downieville Dance Party at the St. Charles Place from 6-11 p.m. Have fun, be safe and have designated drivers.

So this week Gabby has an update on Claire, we have our thinking thoughts from Tom Hasting, Mel Gurtov and Robert Dodge, The Downieville Races were great and this weekend will be fun too… lots of local news and things to do.

The photo this week taken by Victoria LaFond (she and Paul spend part of every summer up here on the river) is of one of my favorite swimming holes on the No Yuba River between Downieville and Indian Valley, fond memories of Samantha, Sherlock, Patty and me in the summer, except for that one time between me and a bee.