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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.
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.

The Harding Fire

The Harding Fire above Highway 49 started Tuesday, July 29th after lightning hit the area. The fire reached over 50 acres and was fully contained later in the week. Firefighters worked hard on this fire as well as several others in Sierra Valley which all started the same evening. - Photos by Ron Tucker
A collision occurred on Wednesday, July 16th on Highway 49 outside of Sierraville, involving a harrow bed tractor and a private, retired Nevada County police vehicle. The operator of the tractor was not hurt. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested for being under the influence and then Careflighted to Renown in Reno.
Loyalton High School is getting repaved in time for school to reopen on August 25th.
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!

Sierra City's 150th

Sierra City held its Sesquicentennial on Saturday, June 21st. Main Street was lined with vendors and gun fight action! A tasty BBQ was held in the City's park.
Gorgeous quilts by local quilters were hung all around Sierra City for the event.
Tony Finder of Loyalton got in on the action in Sierra City with his booth of unique rocks and statues.

Boca-Loyalton Trail

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship worked on the Boca Loyalton trail on Saturday, April 19th. Volunteers are needed!
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Events

Loyalton's Tony Finder has been busy building bridges up Smithneck which connect to the Boca Loyalton Railroad trail.
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.

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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.

2014 Tour de Manure

This year's Tour de Manure was held Saturday, June 21st around the Sierra Valley with after biking festivities including live music and BBQ in Sierraville at the firehouse. All proceeds benefit the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department. Shown above sponsor, East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce, held a pit stop for hungry and tired cyclists in Loyalton.

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
Sierra Valley in summer.
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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