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Sierra Booster is a newspaper serving the eastern sierras including but not limited to the Sierra Valley, Downieville, Loyalton, Sierra County and Portola, Graeagle, Quincy, Greenville, Chester, Lake Almanor and all of Plumas County. Our coverage extends to Truckee, Truckee Meadows Region, Lake Tahoe and in the North Reno, Nevada area.

Sierraville Pumpkin Patch and Art Show

The annual Pumpkin Patch and Home Grown Art Shown was held Saturday, October 18th at the Sierraville School. The festivities included pumpkins, barbeque, bake sale, local vendors, games, 25' rock wall and juried art show.

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Coop.
Annual Meeting

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Coop. held its annual meeting on Saturday, September 13th to a big crowd. Prior to the annual meeting, attendees took advantage of the Eastern Plumas Health Fair, community expo, Bingo called by the Calpine Elks, and a hearty lunch. A presentation was also given honoring Photo Contest, Youth Tour and Scholarship winners.

Bear damage at Cafe' in Downieville

A bear damages Two River's Cafe in Downieville in the early morning on Saturday, September 13th. Sierra County Sheriff's Department was called at approximately 6:55 a.m. and upon arriving, the bear had been let out of the business by a local resident. Fortunately the business was empty and unoccupied at the time of the incident. - Photos submitted by S.C. Sheriff's Office

Rotary of Portola's Annual Fly In

Rotary of Portola held its annual Fly In Breakfast at Nervino Airport in Beckwourth on Sunday, September 7th. Fun seekers enjoyed a hearty breakfast while taking in the planes. Kids were well entertained with a bounce house and EAA Young Eagles Program introduced children 8-17 to aviation by giving them a free airplane ride!
Sandhill Cranes and Egrets are just a few of the many different birds living in and around the Sierra Valley, making the area a bird watchers paradise. - Photos by Jean Myles

Rotary Lamb BBQ

Rotary of Loyalton's annual Lamb Barbecue was held once again, Friday, August 22nd at the Rotary Picnic Grounds. Shown above with lots of lamb and chicken for hungry Rotarians are Loyalton Rotarians, Stan "Steamer" Hardeman, Mike "Fix-It" Buck, Chuck "UpChuck" Henson, Gail "Virus" Ellingwood, and Jeff "Slackjaw" Torrason.
Even the little Rotarians helped make the event its usual success!
Famous Rotarian Pot Stirrers - Josie "Heigh Ho" Silver, Leroy Silver, and Dick DeVore serve up their highly sought after beans at the Lamb BBQ.
A local hanging out in Lacey Meadows recently at Webber Lake.
This bear was caught dumpster diving at Loyalton Mobile Estates. Residents are urged not to feed the bears, no matter how cute they look.

Loyalton's 4th of July Parade - 2014

Loyalton's 4th of July started with a bang at 9 a.m. beginning with the annual parade. Sierra Valley residents and visitors lined Main Street and excited children held bags to catch all the candy thrown from parade entries celebrating Independence Day and Rotary of Loyalton's 75th birthday!

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Events

Sierra Valley Gran Fondo 2014

The 2nd Sierra Valley Gran Fondo took off Sunday, September 14th under bright blue skies. The Expo was held at the Loyalton City Park and featured a bouncehouse, food, craft vendors, facepainting and a horseshoe tournament with proceeds also supporting local schools. Sierra County Health and Human Services got in on the action with a public health booth which among many items to be informed about, showed the amount of sugar in favorite drinks.

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This Sierra Valley Elk was recently recaptured just east of Sierraville by California Department of Fish and Game to lengthen his satellite collar and during this process they also removed his antlers, so he wouldn't hurt any livestock while he was in the rut and wouldn't get tangled up in the fences again. - Photo courtesy of DFG
A photo of the Sierra Buttes taken from the Bald Ridge Loop (88 Road) - Photo by Janelle Thompson
Recent view of Sierra Valley taken from the Steel Bridge in Plumas County.
Locals cooling off in the late summer heat in Sierra Valley.
First day of school started Monday, August 25th for Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District. Shown above, Loyalton High School was welcomed back with a rally and new paving job.
A postal meeting was held in Sierraville recently to let boxholders and customers know that service will be reduced down to only two hours a day due to the Postal Service losing money.
Recent thunderstorms have given Sierra Valley beautiful sunsets.
The Agony Bike Ride was held the last weekend in July in the Sierra Valley and was 89 bicyclists strong. The event raised over $120,000 for Christian Encounter Ministries. Four of the top riders rode 329 miles each.
Two fires off Sage Road outside of Loyalton were sparked on Friday, July 18, 2014 after lightning hit the area with little rain. The Forest Service was on scene quickly and ordered an air assault which also included smoke jumpers.
A double rainbow appeared outside Loyalton on Thursday afternoon, July 17th after a thunder storm hit the area.

1962-1965 L.H.S. Class Reunion

Don Genasci, Carl Scatena, and Dan Greenway catch up at the class reunion held Saturday, July 5th at Annie and Craig Fassbender's residence outside Loyalton.
At the reunion, Nancy and Alyce Landaburu with Patsy Jardin.

Rotary's Auction and BBQ

Loyalton Rotary's 4th of July celebration continued with the annual auction and BBQ at the Rotary Picnic Grounds.

Sierra Valley Elk

Look who's back in the Sierra Valley! California Fish and Game have "Rudolph" collared and tagged to monitor his whereabouts. - Photos by Bonnie Jessee
1954 Sierra County 4-color 2-sided maps are available for sale at the Sierra Booster 993-4379. $50 each benefits local schools!

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