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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.
The Christmas Tree Lighting in Loyalton was held December 6th in downtown Loyalton. The event brought out the young residents to see Santa and ride the fire truck through town before enjoying hot cocoa and treats provided by the Rotary Club of Loyalton.

State Superintendent visit

State Superintendent TomTorlakson visited Sierra County schools on December 3rd. He began his tour in Plumas County in Quincy and Greenville and then made his way to Loyalton to the high school and elementary before heading to Downieville school. He chatted with students, teachers, school board members, and reminisced with an old wrestling teammate, Loyalton's 6th grade teacher, Pat Doyle.

Flag Retirement

Local Boy Scout Troop 60 held a flag retirement ceremony on Veteran's Day in downtown Loyalton.
A Homecoming pancake breakfast was held at 8 a.m. prior to the parade in downtown Loyalton. Volunteers shown in back are Gavin Whitley, Jesse Whitley, and Revin Coonrod. In front are Krista Ketchum, Bre' Whitley, and Kasey Coonrod.
Loyalton High School cheerleaders are shown with plenty of spirit despite cold temperatures during the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, November 1st.
Loyalton High School held its Homecoming on Saturday, November 1st under stormy conditions. All classes were represented in the parade, prior to the football game at 1 p.m. against the Greenville Indians, where the Grizzlies lost by one point. Homecoming Queen, Morgan Bowling was crowned at halftime and Princess was Freshman, Madison Hood.

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
A local hanging out in Lacey Meadows recently at Webber Lake.

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The 13th annual Christmas Craft Faire was held in Loyalton at the Assembly of God Church Hall on Saturday, December 6th. The event had two full floors of crafters, which included the Loyalton High School Future Farmers of America and their highly coveted horseshoe creations and fresh wreaths.

Veteran's Day in Downieville

Veteran's Day in Downieville on Tuesday, November 11th brought out many Veterans and a lot of patriotism for those in the ceremony and those watching.
Veteran's and family members enjoyed a meal at the Grubstake in Downieville after the ceremony.

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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.

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.
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.
1954 Sierra County 4-color 2-sided maps are available for sale at the Sierra Booster 993-4379. $50 each benefits local schools!

Read the Resolution from Senator Dave Cox and Assemblyman Logue