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  • 08/22/2011 10:56 AM | Deleted user

    Nothing's Better than Homemade!

    Come to Calpine on September 10 at 10 am - 4 pm for a great day of browisng & shopping crafts & homemade items, fresh produce and miscellaneous goods. And, don't miss the yard sale booths.

    This is a fundraiser event for the community, put on by the Calpine Improvement Association.

    If you're interested in being a vendor, there are still some spaces available: see the event listing for registration form. Space are only $10!

  • 08/04/2011 2:16 PM | Deleted user

    Sierra County Tobacco Use Reduction Program is a local program that works to reduce youth access to tobacco. The program implements undercover Youth Tobacco Purchase Surveys (YTPS) as a means of assisting tobacco retailers by informing them whether or not employees are following proper procedure and guidelines for requesting identification of underage tobacco purchasers.

    Employees who correctly follow the proper procedures and guidelines for requesting identification during the purchase of tobacco products are assets to our communities as they help in reducing illegal tobacco sales to minors and help in protecting our youth from the dangers of tobacco use.

    Why is it important to reduce sales of tobacco products to minors?

    • 90% of smokers begin at or before the age of 18,
    • 1000 youth under 18 become new regular daily smokers,
    • 596,000 California youth under 18 will ultimately die prematurely from tobacco use.

    During the last Youth Tobacco Purchase Surveys 40% of the 5 tobacco retailers surveyed in Sierra County sold tobacco products to minors. The Tobacco Use Reduction Program offers free Tobacco Retailer Training to merchants and their employees. The Sierra County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board/Tobacco Coalition is looking to find practical solutions to the problem of illegal tobacco sales to minors in our communities. If you would like to participate in this process, please call 993-6745 or email prevention@sierracounty.ws.

  • 07/11/2011 5:46 PM | Deleted user

    By John Geiger

    Mountain bike mania!  Despite the snow-filled Sierra Buttes this season, the race went on.  Sierra City began to buzz around 7am on Saturday as racers arrived for weigh-in and to cue for the start of the 29 mile cross-country ride to Downieville. The wind of the passing pack at the 9:30 race start blew back flags to the clamor of cowbell and cheering fans.

  • 06/28/2011 6:34 PM | Deleted user

    On June 6, Kevin Citta, who is Biking for Wishes from Weed, CA to Asheville, NC (a 4,125 miles trip) came through Sierraville and stayed the night. Kevin's bike ride is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was originally planning to camp at Cottonwood Creek, but when the Sierra Hot Springs heard about the bicyclist they graciously and generously reached out to offer him a room for the night. This was not only very nice of them,  to provide Kevin with luxury of sleeping in a bed for a change, but very well timed as bad weather was coming in with lots of rain forecasted for that evening. Thank you to the Sierra Hot Springs!

    As Kevin Citta arrived in Sierraville, he was met at the fire station by a great crew of fire fighters and a welcoming committee consisting of East Valley Chamber members who brought him a nice home cooked dinner.

    The Western part of the county was represented by Mary Ervin, Vice President and Kathy Breed, President, of the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce. Kathy Breed, owner of the Sierra Country Store in Sierra City brought a gift bag full of breakfast items, snacks and of course a Sierra County visitor guide -- and, that very special monkey butt powder (for that long ride).

    And of course Smokey the Bear was there -- wouldn't miss it!

  • 06/16/2011 10:33 PM | Deleted user

    On Tuesday afternoon the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and membership elected a new Vice President, Mary Ervin. Mary is a supporting individual member of the chamber, and we're very lucky to have her join the board. He enthusiasm and can-do-attitude will be well utilized. Mary, a resident of Sierra City, is an active community member, participating in a variety of community-supporting activies all over the county, both east and west side. The chamber is very excited to have Mary join the board and participate in this role. For those of you who don't know her, you'll be able to meet her at the next Chamber meeting.

    Our previous VP, Michael Terwilliger will be sadly missed, but we're fortunate to have him very much continue to be a part of the chamber.

    Welcome Mary!

  • 06/16/2011 1:02 PM | Deleted user

    With this past winter's record snow levels, and it finally warming up in the air, we're seeing a lot of very fast moving water in the river. The river waters are very unsafe for activities such as fishing, so the Father's Day Derby planned for Sunday 6/19 is cancelled.

    Here is some interesting information about the current water situation-- NOAA's Hydrologic Outlook: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ069&warncounty=CAC091&firewxzone=CAZ269&local_place1=22+Miles+N+Blue+Canyon+CA&product1=Hydrologic+Outlook

  • 06/01/2011 10:12 AM | Deleted user

    Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc (AFWD) announces effective June 1, 2011 a name change for its locally operated One-Stop Centers in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, and Sierra Counties. The One Stop Centers located in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, and Sierra counties will each be renamed Business and Career Network.
    Besides allowing for consistency across the counties, this new name more accurately reflects AFWD’s “Business First” philosophy which promotes the strengthening of businesses in our communities in order to provide employment for job seekers.
    While the One Stops’ names have changed, Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. remains the private non-profit operator of these centers.
    The name Business and Career Network also highlights the strong network of One-Stop and community partner agencies that provide services within each county and through the One-Stops.
    The One-Stop mission is to serve as a common point of access for job seekers, employers and community members for the purposes of education, training, employment, referral and support services.
    These Business and Career Networks will continue to provide a single address where partnering agencies, each with their own identity and mission, will provide core services focused on meeting the needs of businesses, job seekers, and community members alike.
    AFWD and its partner agencies are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life throughout our communities by assisting businesses, organizations, job seekers, and community members with their pathways to success.
    Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. (AFWD) is a private not-for-profit organization providing workforce development solutions in Northeastern California for over 24 years.
    For more information on AFWD please visit, www.aworkforce.org
    If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to call Kathy Norris at 530-993-4295. 

  • 05/23/2011 5:40 PM | Deleted user

    Transfer Flow, Inc., in collaboration with Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc., NoRTEC, and California Employment Development Department, will launch Northern California’s Propane Conversion and Installation Training Program. The event will take place at Transfer Flow’s Chico, California facility on Thursday, May 26.

    The Program will include an overview of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, propane vehicle training and hands-on installation of a liquid propane autogas system.  The training is funded by the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technologies Program (ARFVTP). The emphasis of the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicles Technologies Program is to deploy alternative fuels such as liquid propane autogas to decrease air and water pollutants, reduce environmental impacts and sustain the state’s natural resources as well as the major cost savings associated with this alternative fuel.

    Trainees in the free week-long certified course will receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on training on installing a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system at Transfer Flow.  The training is certified by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and is open to fleet managers, service and maintenance personnel, auto mechanics, first responders, conversion companies and those with ASE certificates. There will be multiple training classes held, and reservations will be taken at the May 26 event.

    Join Transfer Flow, as well as representatives from ROUSH CleanTech, Ferrellgas, Knapheide and Calstart for presentations, lunch, and a Ride & Drive of a propane autogas powered vehicle.

    May 26, 2011
    10: A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
    1444 FORTRESS ST.
    CHICO, CA  95973

    To RSVP to this event, contact Warren Johnson at (530) 893-5209, ext. 12 or email wjohnson@transferflow.com or visit Transfer Flow’s website at www.transferflow.com for more information.

    Transfer Flow, a manufacture of aftermarket and OEM fuel tanks systems, is an installer of ROUSH CleanTech autogas fuel systems. ROUSH CleanTech is an environmentally sound company that provides clean, “green” transportation fueled by propane autogas and other alternative fuel options.

  • 04/10/2011 5:40 PM | Deleted user

    I attended the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Yuba Theatre for the first time, this past weekend. For me it was also the first visit ever to the Yuba Theatre. I am incredibly impressed with both experiences. The Theatre is more than a gem, it is absolutely incredible. The Sierra County Arts Council has done an amazing job at bringing back the Theatre to it former glory. It's easy to imagine the performances from times past, when miners piled in getting entertained. The wood floor has a lot to tell!

    The Film Festival was also an incredible experience. Again, thanks to the Sierra County Arts Council, this event was a huge success with at least both Friday and Saturday sold out. Not sure about today's show as I missed it, but a good time was had by all this weekend. Amazing films, great people coming to town to see it. All around lots of fun!

    To top it all all, the Taqueria La Cocina De Oro was open—I LOVE THAT PLACE! And with the film festival, and all the mountain bikers in town to work on the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trail Blaze cleanup, they were more than busy.

  • 03/19/2011 6:39 PM | Deleted user
    You have two more chances to see the wacky production of "The Villian Wore A Dirty Shirt" at the historic Yuba Theater, now with HEAT!!!  It is performed tonight, Saturday, March 19TH, at 7:00PM and again on Sunday, March 20TH, at 2:00 PM.  Come prepared to Boo and Hiss at the villian and Ahh at Sweet Sally.  Don't forget to save room for some great desserts on sale during the intermission.

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