Fort Sage OHV Area 3/29/17

DOYLE, Calif. ­– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will restrict public riding and driving during the 50th annual Diamond Back Hare Scrambles motorcycle races, from Saturday to Sunday, April 8 to 9, at the Fort Sage Off Highway Vehicle area near Doyle.

Race course trails will only be open to those participating in the race. The BLM expects approximately 200 competitors.

“For safety reasons we must keep casual riders off the trails, while these high-speed races are underway,” said Marisa Williams, an outdoor recreation planner for the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville.

Spectators are welcome in a designated viewing area near the start/finish line at the trailhead on the east side of the Fort Sage Mountains. To reach the trailhead, take the Laver Crossing Road (just north of Doyle) east from Highway 395. Turn right on Hackstaff Road, then turn left onto Fort Sage Road. Follow the road about seven miles to the Widowmaker Trailhead. The route will be marked with flags and signs.

The races are sponsored by the Lassen Motorcycle Club and the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada, which have a special permit from the BLM. The organizers will provide course marshals, and the BLM will provide law enforcement rangers and staff to help monitor the event.

For more information, telephone Marisa Williams at the BLM office in Susanville, (530) 252-5303.

Paramedic Seasonal Job 3/29/17

June 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Downieville, Fire Protection District

Downieville is a mountain biking, hiking and fishing community with lakes and rivers in western Sierra County surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest and the northern Sierra Nevada mountains.

The positions are two new opportunities to further develop ALS capacity and provide 24 hour 7 day per week coverage with a well established BLS & AEMT volunteer Downieville Ambulance system. Schedule TBD, Salary BOE, Trauma & Medical experience required including ACLS & PALS. On Call pay and Call out Pay included. Must be Nor-Cal EMS Certified.

Interested persons should call Fire Chief Lee Brown, EMT at (530) 289-2850 or Frank Lang, NP, MICN at (530) 289-3644. Resumes’ should be e-mailed to: Sierra Frontier Medical Resources at: . More information on the website: .

Announcing Mr. Andrew & Mrs Jenny 3/29/17

Mrs Jenny and Mr Andrew O’Donnell

Andrew O’Donnell and Jenny Boucher of ?Sierra City became husband and wife on March 17, 2017. The couple exchanged vows during a ceremony at the Empire State Mine in Grass Valley. The father of the Bride Joel Boucher of Sierra City and parents of the Groom, David and Barbara O’Donnell of Downieville were attendants. A celebration in honor of their union will be announced at a later date.

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

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 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:

County Employee Potluck 12/7/16

(PAST AND PRESENT) TO THE                                     ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
We have two potlucks scheduled, one at the Courthouse in Downieville and one at the Assembly of God Fellowship Hall in Loyalton. Please join fellow employees in celebrating the holiday season.
               Ham will be provided by the Employee Association, please bring a dish of your choosing.
Potlucks will begin at noon
Downieville: Friday, December 16th, Courtroom
Loyalton: Thursday, December 22nd, Assembly of God Hall

For all of you who want to participate, there will be a $5 gift exchange….
Use your imagination…be creative….Support Sierra County Businesses!

For more information, contact:
Tessa Jackson (westside) or Dana McAdams (eastside)

Jobs at USFS Lassen 12/7/16

Lassen National Forest Seeks Wildland Firefighter Apprentices

SUSANVILLE, Calif., December 5, 2016 – Lassen National Forest plans to hire 14 wildland firefighter apprentices for the Almanor, Hat Creek, Eagle Lake, and Chester Air Base duty stations. The application deadline is Monday, December 12, 2016.

The positions to be filled include:

• Engine modules
• Water tenders
• Type 1 Hotshot crew
• Wildland fire module
• Helitack module
• Dispatch Center
• Fire prevention technicians
• Air Tanker Base

Details about specific jobs and locations can be found at

The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) is designed to enhance and develop future fire and aviation managers by providing education, training, and paid work experience to entry-level firefighters over a 12- to 48-month period. This 3,000-hour on-the-job learning program includes two month-long residential firefighting academies at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Initial appointments are permanent seasonal for six to seven months.

Upon completion of program requirements, apprentices will become eligible for noncompetitive promotions to the GS-462-5 Forestry Technician “Firefighter Type 1” without further competition and will be reassigned to a Permanent Full Time (PFT) position on a specific module/crew.

For more information, contact Dave Sandborg at (530) 252-6631 or

Lassen National Forest lies at the Crossroads of California, where the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet. The Forest is managed for recreational access as well as timber and firewood, forage for livestock, water, minerals, and other natural resources.

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