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Letters to the Editor


Hello everyone,
For several years the chamber has supported many events, activities and charities within Sierra County, Sierra Valley communities, this year is no exception.
Saturday June 15th 2019 we have once again volunteered to assist the Tour De Manure at the Chamber Kiosk in Loyalton from 7 a.m. until usually around 3 p.m. slicing, dicing and peeling the various fresh fruits, vegies that they provide/supply for their participants.
We could use some chamber volunteers, please call me at the house 993-0453 or show up on Saturday to the kiosk to assist.

Thank you everyone!

Mike Welbourn

Editor and Sierra County residents:

On June 4, the Board of Supervisors heard again the effort by Supervisor Jim Beard to Declare Sierra County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County. This resolution was intended to defy California's gun safety laws.

As originally presented, it would encourage the Sheriff to issue Open Carry of firearms licenses to county residents. How a business owner would know whether a person walking into his business with a gun strapped to his hip was a licensed county resident or a criminal bent on robbing the place was left to the imagination. No doubt the tourist trade would evaporate once the word got out.

Supervisor Beard also wants law enforcement to ignore Gun Violence Restraining Orders, aka “Red Flag laws”. These laws allows law enforcement or an immediate family member to ask the court to issue a temporary gun violence restraining order which prevents people reported to be a danger to themselves or others from possessing a gun, due to domestic violence, the threat of violence, or mental health issues. These restraining orders are adjudicated in a court hearing within 21 days to determine if the restraining order should be continued for a longer period of time.

Had these laws been in place and acted upon before Columbine, Sandy Hook, the UC Santa Barbara shootings and many more tragic incidents, children would be alive today and families would not be grieving. The Red Flag laws are necessary to increase the margin of safety in unpredictable and potentially lethal situations where firearms are a threat.

This Declaration would have undermined sound public policy to protect our communities and families. We are fortunate and thank the many people who called their supervisors, attended the Board meeting and spoke out against this terrible idea.

Thank you Supervisors Adams, Huebner and Dryden for voting NO on this resolution and Sheriff Fisher for making his policy clear that he will not issue Open Carry licenses and will continue to keep our county safe by enforcing the Gun Violence Restraining Orders.

Let's keep Sierra County the tranquil, beautiful place we love.

Cindy Ellsmore
Sierra City

Support NPV

NPV is the current movement to pass the National Popular vote so that everyone's vote counts. This movement is currently sweeping the U.S. There already 15 (DC, DE, HI, RI, VT, CO, CT, MD, MA, NM, WA, CA, IL, NJ, NY) who have passed it with an accumulation of 189 electoral votes out of the 270 electoral votes needed. All states have passed the NPV in one house or the other or in committee. Once the NPV reaches 270 electoral votes then the popular vote, in the next presidential election, will prevail over the electoral college.

Why did our government create the electoral college system of voting for president in the first place? It was started because of slavery. The north was more populous than the south (if you did not count the slaves). The south knew this would put them at a disadvantage which is why Thomas Jefferson, a big slave owner, proposed the electoral system. The electors would be based how many people lived in the state (whether they could vote or not did not matter). Jefferson wanted it to be more equitable so he proposed that the slaves be counted at 3/5th a person giving the south equal or more electors than the north. Virginia received 12 votes out of 91 (1/4 of the votes needed to be win the presidency). Pennsylvania had more qualified voters than Virginia but PA received 20% less electors. The electoral college was designed to keep white privileged slave owners in the white house for the 1st 32 years after it was created.

Help stop white supremist/Russian control of our elections and support NPV – National Popular Vote so that everyone's vote counts. Go to National Popular Vote on the Web, Facebook and Twitter to contact your representative and encourage them to support NPV.

Mona Uruburu

Thank you EJ Peeler for your many, many years of service to our community. You did so much more than serve as a Pharmacy. You saw to it that we had gifts, flowers, cards, holiday items and so much more. It seems to be true that you don't know what you have till it's gone.

Thank you, you will be so very missed.

The East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all the car clubs and vehicle enthusiast that honored us by coming to Sierra County and our community, without them there would be no show. These beautiful vehicles came from all over Northern Nevada, California and one from Texas. This year's show was over the top! The winners are: Best Classic Steve, Beechler Reno NV, Best Custom, Bud Clark, Cool CA, Best Sports Car, Dave Kelton, Reno NV, Best Hot Rod, Dave Bottemiller, Reno NV, Best Rat Rod, John Gould, Loyalton CA, Best Pickup, Richard Maneville, Incline Village NV, Best 4X4, Richard Mansville, Incline Village NV, Best Big Rig, Jim Dobbas, Sattley CA, Best Paint, Sib Fedore, Meridian CA, Ms. Lady Hot Rod, Ms. Juanita Klingersmith, Sparks NV, Furthest Traveled, Mike Sprock, Bellville TX and the vehicle who won Best Of Show: Milt & Nora Harris in their 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.
We would like to thank once again publically those businesses and individuals who help sponsor this years Recycled Relics Car Show, they are as follows: Leonards Market, A Bit of Beach, Ms. Karen Rickman, Ms. Bonnie Jessee Dickson Realty, Dickson Realty Portola, CNC Wood Carving, Bobby Wheeler, Gilded Drifter, Chelsea Johnson, Mountain Feather Massage, Lola Garza, HV Trailer Parts Mr. Alan Schumacher, Ms. Claire Schumacher Lama Products, Flash Lights and other assorted electrical products, Golden West, Roen Family, Red Moose, Sierra City, Sierra Valley Home Center, Ms. Kim Folchi, Wiley Automotive, Mr. Tom Wiley, Sierra City Store, Mr. Larry Breed, Whites Sierra Station, White Family, Sierra Valley Feed & Ranch Supply, Roen Family, Sierra Booster, Ms. Jan Buck, Hair Faire, Ms. Becky Hubbs, Sierra County Arts Council BJ & Team, Sierra Hot Springs, NACOB, TIP PRINTING & Graphics Mr. Joel Gressel, Larkspur Café Josh & Jill Macoutz, The Drifters Table John & Jean, Dryden Plumbing, Forest & Sharon Dryden, Rhonda's Lil Frosty Ms. Rhonda Siquedio, KT Hay & Cattle, Dennis Marsh Family, Mt. Messenger, Mr. Don Russell and Judge Yvette Durant.
Our final thank you goes and gratitude goes out to the crafters and vendors who came, we very much appreciated their participation and sincerely hope they will return next year.
Thank you one and all,
East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce/Recycled Relics Team

Submitted: 06/11/19
Article By: Sierra Booster