Cal Fire Officials Suspend Burn Permits
Effective June 1, 2013 residential burn permits will be suspended for Nevada, Placer and Yuba Counties, and fire restrictions will go into effect in the Tahoe National Forest
Anyone who burns in violation of the suspension will be subject to appropriate civil or criminal action and could face cost recovery charges for the fire suppression response. All fires or smoke reported will be considered a wildfire, and a full suppression response will be dispatched to the source.
ROUGH AND READY SECESSION DAY IS
On April 7, 1850, the town of Rough and Ready, angered at the lack of law and order, and the passage of a new mining tax, voted to secede from the Union and form the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. The Republic lasted less than 3 months when, the story goes, Nevada City refused to sell the “foreign” miners liquor! The town gathered again and decided to re-join the Union...just in time for the 4th of July celebration.
These days, we celebrate Secession Days on the last Sunday in June with food, fun and entertainment from 7am to 3pm. The day starts with a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for the Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department. Crafters and merchants ply their trades, our Town Blacksmith fires up the forge in the Blacksmith Shop, and the Fruit Jar Pickers play their special brand of music. The highlight of the day is the annual musical/melodrama “The Saga of Rough and Ready” performed live on stage. Rough and Ready souvenir sales, raffles, and more food and fun makes this a safe and enjoyable day for the whole family!
Cal Fire has a good Homeowners Checklist to keep your home safe.
Click here to download it.
Nevada Couty Firesafe Council
Rough and Ready Grange
Rough and Ready Chamber