Cowboy Poetry at SV Grange 3/15/17

The Sierra Valley Grange presents
Brenn Hill – Andy Nelson – Carol Schley

March 17,18 -2017
Sierra Valley Grange Hall
92202 Hwy 70, Vinton, California
Friday Evening Show at 7:30 PM
Saturday — Matinee Show at 2:00 PM – Evening Show at 7:30 PM
Dinner Fri 5 to 7 PM /Dinner Sat 4:30 to 7:00 PM
Reserved seating…
Show tickets: $23 for Adults
$8 for Children 12 and under

Dinners: $12 for Adults and $8 for Children 12 and under

On March 17, 18 – 2017, The Sierra Valley Grange will present Brenn Hill, Andy Nelson and Carol Schley. Fri Dinner Corn Beef and Cabbage / Sat Roast Beef

Singer Songwriter Brenn Hill: Brenn from Hooper, Utah does not just sing about the west, he reveals its heart to anyone that takes time to listen. The cowboys trials and tribulations are his raw material. Brenn’s career spans two decades and twelve albums of mostly self penned music. Brenn is an artist who gives great insight into the West that he calls heaven.

Cowboy Poet & Humorist Andy Nelson: A second generation farrier from Pinedale , WYwas raised the cowboy way. Shoeing horses with his father in the Great basin until he went to college. He worked as a ranch hand caring for cattle and the haying operations in Idaho. Lots of personal experiences to draw from that are part of his story telling of humor and misery. He was named WMA “Poet of the Year “ many times in his career. www.

Singer Carol Schley: Local singer that has performed at our show in the past originally from Minnesota now lives in Reno. Self taught guitarist along with getting bucked off every horse she rode as a kid. Music and horses stuck together as she grew up and started performing in early 20’s and continues today along with horse care, training and lessons., teaching folks young and old how to improve their horsemanship.

Thank you for your past and future support. The SIERRA VALLEY GRANGE is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will benefit our Building Fund.
Rich Moore / Pam Olivieri – VINTON COWBOY POETRY and MUSIC SHOW
PO Box 15, Vinton, CA 96135 email:  PH. 831-345-9840
Web site:

Show tickets are $23 for adults and $8 for kids. Dinner tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids. Order early to request special seating for the show.

Dance on Saturdays in SV 3/8/17

DANCE TO COUNTRY WESTERN CDs                                                                    Large Dance Floor – Smoke Free 
 (No dinner/dances in June and August)
April 15……… …Pork Loin Roast                                                                                     May 22………….Chicken Dinner 
July 15…. … … .M e at L o a f 
September 16…..Country Style Pork 
October 21……Baked Potato dinner 
Dinner.—5:30 – 6:30 PM — $10
Lessons……6:30 – 7:30……Free with paid admission
Dance………7:30 – 10.30…………….$5

For Info or to order tickets contact: Annie 530-993-1182  email:
Benefit: Sierra Valley Grange Building Fund

ESV Chamber Info 3/1/17

Michael needs to know all the events that you have scheduled for the summer or winter 4-H, FFA and other youth events along with anything else you have planned for the community so we can get it into the visitors guide and that we the ESVCC can help promote on our website and kiosk message sign. Time is running out on getting your events into us.

Please when replying, use or call me at 530-993-0453.  Please visit for events and activities.
Michael H. Welbourn, President/Board Director and all around good guy!
East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce

Groundwater Study Presented 2/8/17


SIERRA VALLEY, CA – February 8, 2017 – The Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District (SVGMD) board of directors is inviting the public to attend a presentation on the results of several recent groundwater studies conducted by Burkhard Bohm of Plumas Geo-Hydrology, Graeagle, on Friday, February 24th 9:30 a.m. till noon at the Sierra Christian Church at the corner of Hwy 70 and the Beckwourth-Genesee Rd, in Beckwourth.The reports being presented include a compilation of existing data from older groundwater research in Sierra Valley and new studies on groundwater recharge and groundwater quality.

During the February 24 workshop, Burkhard Bohm will present highlights from several reports generated during his recent studies, including, “Inventory of Sierra Valley Wells and Groundwater Quality Conditions,” dated November 29, 2016, and “Sierra Valley Aquifer Delineation and Ground Water Flow,” dated January 20, 2017, as well as highlights from his work on the topic of Groundwater recharge and forest canopy thinning. Copies of the study reports, funded by a grant from Prop 50, can be viewed in advance of the presentation via the SVGMD website at
Under California’s 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Sierra Valley Groundwater Basin, currently ranked as Medium Priority, is required to have a Groundwater Sustainability Plan developed and in place by 2022.
“We are committed to involving many local residents, businesses, agricultural operators, representatives from our towns and other interested stakeholders in planning for sustainable groundwater in Sierra Valley,” said SVGMD board chairman, Einen Grandi of Loyalton. “This workshop represents an opportunity for all of us to learn more about where our groundwater comes from, about the existing wells in the basin, water quality trends and more.”
Bohm’s presentation will be followed by a discussion session, allowing attendees to follow up on points of interest.
Founded in 1989, Plumas Geo-Hydrology is a hydrology and geology consulting company serving the rural counties of the northern Sierra Nevada, northeastern California, and the urban areas in northern Nevada. Burkhard Bohm is a California Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist; he has a PhD in Hydrogeology. Bohm’s expertise includes groundwater exploration in fractured rocks and valley aquifers, solving water quality problems in wells and streams, soil and percolation tests, erosion and flooding problems, soil stability, and landslides.
The Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District was founded through a joint powers agreement between Plumas and Sierra Counties as authorized by California Senate Bill 1391 in 1980. SVGMD works to preserve and manage groundwater in the Sierra Valley basin for all beneficial uses.

ESV Community News 11/16/16

Hello everyone, please visit our website for the latest in community activity and events.

As you know we are partnered with our neighboring chambers and organizations of profit and non-profit status and we are pleased to display and forward their events and activities. “This is but one way the Chambers of Commerce work for you.” Please visit our website for future events and activities, click :

ESVCC “Serving Those Who Serve The Community” Thank you and my best regards,  Michael H. Welbourn, President/Board Director   530-993-0453

Hopping at the Grange 10/12/16

Things will be ‘hopping’ at the Sierra Valley Grange in Vinton this weekend, Sat. Oct. 15th…..Starting off with the celebration of their 85th. anniversary of being in existence …open to the public from 11am. to 3pm. Come learn the history of the Grange, enjoy refreshments and the ‘cutting of the cake’ at approx. 1pm.
Those of you who are familiar with what events have been going on for the last 85 years, “cowboy poetry shows, dances, funerals, meetings for all kinds of organizations, plays, fund raisers, craft fairs, etc.’, must realize how important this building has been to the community !! I remember going to dances there, back in he 50’s….and….I am still going to dances there !
Then….on that same day, a couple of hours later, our last ‘3RD. SATURDAY DINNER/DANCE’ will start at 5:30 with our famous ‘Baked Potato Dinner’-$10….following that, at 6:30, will be a review of all the dances I have taught this year-$5…..Not every body cares for dancing, but, everybody likes to eat…..!! This last dance will determine whether we will continue doing it next year, as a lot of time and effort is put in to do these dinner/dances……
Make it a ‘day out in the country’, looking forward to seeing ALL of you, and thanks for being part of the Grange history !!

Art & Ag Trail 9/21/16

Barn quilts honor the economic, cultural, and historical contribution of ranching and farming to our rural communities, while celebrating one of America’s historic art forms, the quilt block. Barn quilts become local landmarks helping to preserve our rural heritage and provide points of interest for visitors and sightseers. They contribute to local economies by incorporating art, agriculture, and local culture with an effort to promote tourism on the local, state, and national level. The Sierra Valley Barn Quilt Project has been creating barn quilts in the Sierra Valley for the last year. As a culmination of the project the Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail is coming this Oct. 1, 10AM-4PM.

Travel the Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail, with great views of Sierra Valley Barn Quilts and opportunities to visit market farms, working ranches, and a pumpkin patch, and to sample the wares of artists of every color: wood, paint, glass, ceramic, metal, fiber and more. Three “Trailhead” information centers will be located at the Sierra Valley Grange in Vinton, Sierra Valley Farms on A-23 in Beckwourth, and Sierraville School on Hwy 89. Visitors are encouraged to purchase a Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail Passport for $20, featuring iconic images from Sierra Valley and spaces to collect stamps while traveling the Trail. A fundraiser for the event, the Passport is a great keepsake item, a fun activity, and an entry into a raffle drawing.

The Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association will be serving a delicious Tri-Tip Dinner to end the day at the Sierra Valley Grange Hall in Vinton from 4-6pm. More information and to purchase tickets visit our website or call 530-428-5016. This event is sponsored by the Sierra County Arts, State-Local Partner with the California Arts Council

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