8/1/12 Time sure flies when you’re having fun, at least that is how the saying goes. This summer has been busy and it ain’t all been fun. This week’s edition has some good news and some bad news and some good for some, but not for others news. We have the usual of course, Gabby , Cooter, Java , Jerusha and The Fringe brings Part IV of the thoughtful “Our Like It Or Not Life”.
The Grand Jury releases it’s complete report for 2011-12 Final Report . The Tahoe National Forest is soliciting project proposals for RAC funds due 8/27 go here for more info TNF & RAC .
A meaningful letter from Frank and Bette Jo Lang Lang Letter talks about past and future of the Western Sierra Medical Clinic. Members of the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office are playing football for a good cause Cops Battle. There are new pictures in Sierra Hiker and from From the Bench . We have lost some dear friends recently and we will miss them Loss of Friends
And then there are the bike races in Downieville Aug 3-5 see here for road closures and other links Downieville Classic. Big Springs just north of Sierra City got some television coverage this week on Fox 40 go see the video at Big Springs .
A discussion from the field of conflict in Afghanistan, Peace Page by Kathy Kelly, Chicago, the most seasoned U.S. peace journalist who writes routinely from hot conflict zones (Central America in the 1980s, Iraq and the Balkans in the 1990s, Baghdad during Shock and Awe, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan for years). She is unique, taking no armed protection, working with locals. This new piece with her local partner, Hakim, brings the reader into the midst of an indigenous Afghan effort to create positive peace–that is, peace and justice by peaceable means. It is a compelling and groundtruthing observation of Afghans seeking a new way out of the spirals of pain.
A new page, Guest Commentary features an essay by Michael Minch a teacher at Utah Valley University.
Words of Wisdom: Time is your most valuable asset. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter. Unless, of course, you are reading the Sierra County Prospect that’s a reasonable thing to waste time on.