Disaster Declared 3/22/17

On March 16th President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from January 18 to January 23, 2017.

Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides in the counties of El Dorado, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Trinity, Tuolumne, and Yolo.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Timothy J. Scranton as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Easter Food Baskets 3/15/17

Dear Editor:

Easter will soon be here and the Western Sierra Food Bank, Inc volunteers are planning Easter Holiday food baskets for approximately 105 families in western Sierra County. We are needing non-perishable foods and or monies to supply the food bank shelves for Easter and after Easter. We appreciate any help the communities in western Sierra County and those outside of the area can supply.

Please contact Bette Jo or Frank Lang at (530) 289-3644 for any information. Also, if anyone wants to donate any non-perishable foods please call to co-ordinate delivery. Money donations can be sent to Western Sierra Food Bank, Inc., P.O. Box 254, Downieville, CA 95936.  We thank all who participate in this program.

Sincerely, Bette Jo Lang

CPR/First Aid/AED Classes 3/15/17

The following are dates for Free Community CPR/First Aid/AED Classes. Class sizes are limited. You need to let me know if you plan to attend. See attached flyers for the details.
May 12 – Sierraville 9am – 4pm    May 31 – Downieville 9am – 3pm

LeTina Vanetti Sierra County Public Health
Office 530-993-6737   lvanetti@sierracounty.ca.gov

CPR May 31 Downieville 2017     CPR May 12-Sierraville 2017

Do Not Miss Out 3/15/17

Do not mss out on this great training opportunity in Sierraville on March 21, 22, 23 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day. Tuition and books are funded through the PHEP Grant.   ICS 300 March 2017

WHY is ICS training needed? When an incident requires response from multiple local emergency management and re-sponse agencies, effective cross-jurisdictional coordination using common processes and systems is critical. The Incident Command System (ICS) provides a flexible, yet standard-ized core mechanism for coordinated and col-laborative incident management, whether for incidents where additional resources are required or are provided from different organizations within a single jurisdiction or outside the jurisdiction or for complex incidents with national implications.

Direct questions & completed forms to: LeTina Vanetti lvanetti@sierracounty.ca.gov Phone: 530-993-6737 Fax: 530-993-6767

Chamber Event 3/15/17

Mary Ervin  reminds everyone about the Joint Chamber Mixer coming up on Saturday, March 25th at 6pm at the Milton Gottardi Museum in Loyalton (located at the old middle school). The event is free to all, not just chamber members, and refreshments will be served. If anyone would like to ride the senior van from Downieville or Sierra City to Loyalton, they need to call me to reserve a seat by March 18th – 862-1173. The cost for the van is $15 per person round trip.

Banff Mountain Film Tickets 2/22/17

Feb 24th at 9 am: Banff tickets on sale

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Yuba Theatre April 7-9, 2017

The historic Gold Rush era town of Downieville on Highway 49 offers a perfect opportunity for a weekend get-away with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville April 7-9, 2017.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM: On line: Brown Paper Tickets Locally: Downieville Day Spa (530 289 3504).

Sierra County Arts Council 

Prepare Yourself & Family 1/18/17

The 2017 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar & key messages provides you with content to promote preparedness all year.

Ready National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar for 2017.

General PreparednessMake a family emergency communication plan and include your pets.

Identify an out of town emergency contact to coordinate information with family/friends.
Check on neighbors.
Keep an emergency kit wherever you spend time: home, car, work etc.
Download the FEMA App and set up local alerts
Listen to local officials by radio, TV, or social media and take action.
Practice your preparedness plans with a drill or exercise.
Take a first aid class so you can help until first responders arrive.

Cruise with Lou 12/28/16

Celtic Thunder Cruise  will set sail from Miami Florida and cruise to Roatan and Cozumel, Mexico on CARNIVAL SENSATION. Will spend a day in Roatan with Celtic Thunder for a beach party!

Everyone will be able to see two Celtic Thunder Shows, Celtic Thunder solo shows. Some of the guests are Gaelic Rhythm, Sandra O’Hara and the ever-so-funny Ritchie Hayes.

There will be and “day before” hotel in Miami where we can meet all fellow “cruisers”. The hotel will be announced soon. Lots of questions so be patient, details will follow throughout December. No prices have been posted yet.

So, there you go! Mark that calendar, get that passport ready and start packing. We have been on two previous cruises with the boys and had a blast. Don’t be a scrooge, come join the fun!


Notice to Bidders 12/21/16


In Sierra County, Sierraville, CA – Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk; 100 Courthouse Square Downieville, CA 95936 until 2:00 P.M. local time on January 18, 2017 for the Sierraville Dearwater Airport Slurry and Re-stripe. Bids received after said time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all bids that have been properly submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud. All interested parties are invited to attend. See details here: http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/Bids.aspx?BidID=33

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