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  • 11/24/2013 5:13 PM | Deleted user

    Looking for an old-fashioned family holiday adventure?  Consider a family outing into the forest to cut your own beautiful Christmas tree! The Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District will sell 200 Christmas tree cutting permits from November 22 through December 24 or until permits are sold out at two locations, one in Downieville and one in Sierra City, CA.

    The non-refundable permits are $10 each with a limit of two per family and are valid up to and including December 24. Permits must be purchased in person using either cash or a check.

    CUTTING IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. Permit purchasers will receive maps to designated cutting areas along with other information about choosing a tree.  Certain cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.

    Come up to Sierra County and experience a fun-filled day of cutting your own holiday tree and viewing the beautiful scenery along Hwy. 49! 

    Additional information and permits may be purchased at these locations:
    > Sierra Hardware
305 Main Street Downieville, CA 95936 (530) 289-3582
    > Sierra Country Store 213 Main Street Sierra City, CA 96125 (530) 862-1560

  • 11/04/2013 2:30 PM | Deleted user

    2014 is just around the corner, and most of us are slowing down a bit and taking a deep breath after an incredibly busy and fun season. But, this is not the time to slack off! It's time to renew your membership -- and don't miss out on the early bird discount! Back by popular demand, anyone joining the chamber with an ad, or renewing their existing membership with an ad, gets $25 off the annual fee.

    The chamber budget comes from two places: the county and you -- the members. We have seen our budget slashed on the county side, but have seen an increase in membership which is encouraging and helps us all focus on the increased promotional activities. But that has to continue. The chamber is the sum of its members! Without you we're nothing. Please help the team of volunteers that work so hard on promoting our incredible slice of heaven on earth by making your membership renewal early.

    By joining or renewing early, you allow volunteer to spend less time trying to track you down in the depth of winter. The reason we need to have renewals in early is that we have to send the visitors guide off to print in the mid-winter in order to have it in time for the late Spring season opening. So, instead we can all spend more time on the website, the guide, events, and other activities.

    Please help us by signing up now -- and take advantage of the $25 off discount for early bird registrations. You can sign up or renew online or fill out a PDF form (online or on paper) and mail us a check.

    Thank you!

  • 10/09/2013 6:41 PM | Deleted user
    In 2006 Lorraine Brown Hennings conveyed her property known as "the Flats" in Sierra City to Sierra County. It was desire that the property, which had been known as Sierra City Park since the early 1980s, would officially become a park to for the benefit, use, and enjoyment of the children of Sierra City.

    The park has been wonderfully improved, with great features such as new playground equipment, a new baseball backstop & bases, a drinking fountain, a horseshoe pit, new sturdy picnic tables, benches and barbecue grills for all to use and enjoy.

    The official dedication ceremony, in memory of Lorraine Brown Hennings, will be this Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to come and celebrate-- we hope you will be able to attend.

    The improvements to the community park have been funded with Proposition 40 funds, more formally known as the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002.

    Again, we hope to see you there!
  • 09/25/2013 9:27 PM | Deleted user

    Sierra City Sesquicentennial!

    The Sierra City Post Office will mark its 150th birthday on June 23, 2014.

    Local history buffs propose that a celebration is in order to commemorate this sesquicentennial.  An event planning session will be held at the Sierra City Community hall on Monday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. Community organizations, local businesses, and individuals are encouraged to attend and put in their two-cents-worth.
    This is a better deal than when, prior to the establishment of the first post office, mail was delivered by the Pony Express via Marysville and Downieville at the rate of one dollar per letter.  If you don’t want to pony up the gas money to attend the meeting, send your suggestions to mnourse46@gmail.com.

  • 09/13/2013 12:43 PM | Deleted user

    Save yer back! Getcher tix!

    Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5
    Benefits the SHOE Downieville High School Senior Awards.
    Contact Nora Prince at 862-1195 or Gerry Gates at 274-7488.
    Purchase tickets at The Sierra Country Store in Sierra City.
    18 years or older. Need not be present to win.
    Delivery included (up to 25 miles). Trailer not included!
    Drawing to be held October 26, 2013

  • 08/09/2013 10:39 AM | Deleted user

    A public workshop, co-hosted by CalRecycle and Air Resources Board staff, will be held on September 17, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at CalEPA Headquarters, Byron Sher Auditorium. Participation via webcast will be available.

    The purpose of the September 17th workshop is to discuss revised documents for the draft Waste Management Sector Plan, which explores activities to achieve the 75% recycling goal of AB 341 and inform the development of the AB 32 2013 Scoping Plan Update.

    The revised draft technical papers will be posted on the website (http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Actions/PublicNoticeDetail.aspx?id=1025&aiid=935) prior to the September 17th workshop. The workshop will be devoted to stakeholder input and discussion on these documents.

    Questions regarding this workshop can be directed to: Tracey.Harper@CalRecycle.ca.gov

    Comments may be submitted prior to and during the workshop. Please submit written comments to:
    Teri Wion
    California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
    P.O. Box 4025, MS-13A
    Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
    FAX: (916) 341-7701
    E-mail: climatechange@calrecycle.ca.gov
    Jennette Bronner
    Executive Assistant
    Office of the Ombudsman
    California Air Resources Board
    (916) 322-4744

  • 05/06/2013 3:22 PM | Deleted user

    Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc., would like to inform you of an important Labor Law update.  On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9 for use in verifying employment eligibility. All employers must complete a Form I-9 for each employee. Employers can continue to use previously accepted versions until May 7, 2013. 

    You can access the new form by clicking on the following link:  http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf

    If you have any questions, or need further assistance please contact Jennifer Johnson at 530-993-4295.

  • 04/05/2013 6:01 PM | Deleted user

    Californians for the Arts is thrilled to report that Assembly Bill 580, the new legislative bill that would increase appropriations for the California Arts Council (CAC) from $1M to $75M, will be formally introduced to the state assembly this Tuesday, April 9 at 9 a.m.

    This bill's passage would have an enormous impact on rural arts community and communities throughout the state. The funds from AB 580 would bring California's per-capita arts spending up to 12th in the nation, or roughly $2.00 per person. The CAC is currently doing strategic planning to determine which of its programs would be revived if the bill passes.

    In the meantime, it is vital that you join Californians for the Arts, California Arts Advocates and the California Theatre Network in making known your support of this bill and the tremendous impact its passage will have on the quality of life in the state of California.

    The following link will take you to the website of your local Member of the Assembly in Sierra & Nevada County, District 1, Brian Dahle. Please express your support of AB 580:

    Thank you all for taking the time to support the arts in California.

  • 01/23/2013 9:47 AM | Deleted user

    There are great changes brewing in eastern Sierra County undefined a new fiber system and improved internet access with expanded coverage is in the works, with the idea of the county being able to support the ability for people to live here while working from home, for a remote business.  More and more people are doing just this, but you can't if there's not the technology here to make it possible. But that is about to change!

    So all of you who have jobs that you can do from anywhere, or those of you with an employer who has a generous off-site/remote work policy-- this is your opportunity to make that dream come true: live here but keep your current job! Play AND stay! Get up early and go fishing before work. Take an afternoon ski and make up work in the evening. Hike Round Lake Trail, take a dip, eat your lunch by the lake  and then get back to work, refreshed.

    Sierra, Plumas and Lassen Counties are now working together ensure that technology will be there to support this nationwide movement of making us be able to live our lives to the fullest. The Lost Sierra region is one of the most incredible locations in this country when it comes to recreational options and housing affordability.  And now we're adding business relocation opportunities to that. With our proximity to Reno/Sparks, Truckee and Sacramento, we are well positioned to build upon the momentum of those persons desiring to live and work in the beautiful Sierras and who in the past could not make the leap without expansion of technological opportunities. 

    So don’t just come to play  undefined  come to STAY and play and live in the beautiful tri-county areas of the Sierras and bring your entrepreneurial spirit to our affordable and community oriented locations. 

    Lost Sierra Rec and Tech Collaborative information is found on www.recandtech.com.

  • 01/18/2013 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    Come on out of the house, avoid cabin fever and meet your neighbors while you still remember what they look like. Each Thursday a location in Sierra City (and once a month in Downieville) host a dinner. Some nights are potluck appetizer dinners, others are full serve restaurant dinners.

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