Wednesday December 13, 2017

Want to find a way to contribute to our community,?Stepping up and volunteering to serve on the Sierra County Grand Jury is a great way to help keep our county healthy and the best it can be… the 2016-17 Grand Jury has only a feel months left and yet due to illness and other personal matters a few of the original members have had to step down and the quorum necessary to conduct business is endangered. Now is a good time to help out and discover the inside workings of your local government. Please call 289-3698 or go here

Sierra City Community  Christmas Party Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Sierra City Community Hall Potluck, carol singing, Christmas Pageant and a special visitor, yes, you guessed… Santa Claus!!!  Turkeys, Ham, Punch and Bread Provided. You bring your favorite main dish, side dish,  salad or dessert. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Sponsored by Sierra City Fire Department Auxiliary and Sierra City Methodist Church

On the second longest Night of the Year Come and Enjoy Carols and Candlelight
in the Mountains Friday Evening, December 22, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sierra City Community Church

All Sierra County Solid Waste Collection Sites ~ Alleghany, Ramshorn, Sierra City,
Sattley, and Loyalton~ will be closed for upcoming holidays. Additional Comments:
Sierra County Solid Waste Sites – Upcoming Holiday Closures.

We have agreement from all four candidates Congressional candidates for a forum. Tuesday, January 16, 2018  at 6 pm. in Sierraville at the old school. Please mark your calendar!

Speaking of volunteering, Downieville VFD would like to talk to you about becoming a volunteer. Don’t think you are too old, too young, or unskilled, volunteers are the most treasured in Sierra County, and the skills you’ll learn and the camaraderie of working with friends and neighbors is priceless, so give us a call at 289-3333 to find out when the next training meeting is, every week, you can start anytime or give Chief Lozano an email at, we want to hear from you and volunteer together.

Thinking of my brother today, his birthday was December 8th, and he would have been 80. So it is the 2nd night of Chanukah and I miss his Chanukah card which he faithfully sent me every year, he was a good brother. (well I spoke too soon, I just opened a message from my niece Princess Caroline, a Chanukah song with puppies) Happy Chanukah all!

Tom Hastings, Winslow Myers, Lawrence Wittner, Mel Gurtov have words this week, so much better than mine in terms of getting to the core of the issues. I must say Alabama is my hero this week, I knew some good things come out of Alabama… where I was stationed in the WAC, I met my children’s father and my oldest son was born there and he has turned out wonderfully. But what I meant to say was read Carol’s Movies, Weekly Warrior and all the other local news and events and continue to have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.

The photo this week was taken by Mary Davey and has a great shot of the Bear on the Buttes, enjoy.