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Be Safe, Be Alert After The Clocks Roll Back
October 29, 2008
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend as daylight standard time begins on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 AM. Also, please be aware of the need to adjust to the earlier darkness in the evening and to be alert, especially when driving or walking about.

A study conducted by Professors Fishbeck and Gerard of Carnegie Mellon University reported in 2007 that after clocks are turned back 1 hour in the fall, pedestrians, from the dusk to dark period, face a three times increased risk of being struck and killed by a vehicle. Apparently, the days immediately following a return to daylight standard time in November show the highest increase in pedestrian fatalities. The risk then declines each month through May. According the the researchers, it's the adjustment to the earlier darkness rather than the darkness itself that is the killer.

Both drivers and pedestrians should be more alert and aware during the dusk to dark transition but especially during the days immediately following the change back to daylight standard time on November 2nd.

New Sutter County Boating Ramp
October 29, 2008
New Sutter County boating ramp opens in time for restricted season on only stretch of river open for salmon fishing in the Sacramento Valley
A public works project to restore critical access to the Sacramento River from the Sutter County side is nearing completion and will be operational just in time for use on one of the only rivers in California where salmon can be fished this year.

The Tisdale Boat Launch Facility on the Sacramento River south of the Sutter County community of Meridian will be open to the public on Nov. 1, the first day of salmon season, according to the Sutter County Public Works Department. It will be the only boat access point to the Sacramento River from the Sutter County side of the river

The new launch facility is located at the Tisdale Weir, at the Sacramento River at the end of Tisdale Road, in western Sutter County.

The two-lane launch ramp is 32 feet wide and 152 feet long and the parking area slab is 88 feet wide and 750 feet long with 43 vehicle/trailer parking spaces. It cost $1.4 million and was funded through a grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, utilizing funds generated by taxes on boats.

The boat launching facility replaces the facility closed eight years ago due to repeated episodes of excessive silting in. In 2001, Sutter County prepared a grant application and received funding for the boat ramp portion in 2003, when the Public Works Department began engineering for a facility. In 2008, Sutter County received additional funding for the parking pad portion of the project and both the ramp and the parking pad were built this year.

This section of the Sacramento River is part of the only stretch of river in the Sacramento Valley where fall salmon fishing will be allowed. Under Department of Fish and Game rules, no Chinook are allowed to be kept anywhere on the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers or any of their tributaries, including the American and Feather rivers. The only exception is from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 in the Sacramento River between the Red Bluff Diversion Dam and Knights Landing for a one-salmon bag and possession limit.

This boat launching facility is north of Knights Landing on a stretch of the river that is also excellent for steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon.

2008 Flu Shot Schedule
October 28, 2008
Sutter County Public Health is hosting flu shot clinics starting in October. Tetanus and pneumonia shots will be offered during the clinics as well.
  • A donation of $5.00 is accepted for flu vaccine administration.
  • A fee of $30.00 is required for Pneumonia shots.
  • A fee of $15.00 is required for Tetanus (Td) and Tdap shots
Note:

The Pneumonia shot is available to people 65 and older.

Tetanus shots are available for adults 18 years and older. Tdap shots are available for adults 11-64 years. Tdap protects against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough).

Please call Sutter County Public Health at 822-7215 for more information.

2008 Flu Shot Schedule 

Sutter County Health Division - Public Meeting
October 24, 2008
Assistant Director Human Services – Health Division, Amerjit Bhattal has announced a series of public meetings to discuss proposed changes in management of the Sutter County Outpatient Medical Clinic to strengthen medical services provided to our community members, while expanding Public Health prevention services.

The proposal involves turning management of the clinic over to either Del Norte Clinics, Inc. or Peachtree Clinics, Inc. Sutter County Human Services – Health Division encourage comments and suggestions that will assist in developing additional public health services that will be helpful to you and your family.

Sutter County Library Book Sale
October 20, 2008
Friends of the Sutter County Library are currently holding a fall book sale through October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sale items include books, games and videos at bargain prices! All proceeds from the book sale go to support library activities. The Sutter Library is located at 750 Forbes Avenue, Yuba City. For more information, please call (530) 674-8605.

Printer's Error On Vote-By-Mail Ballots
October 17, 2008
A printer's error has resulted in the printing and mailing of incomplete vote-by-mail ballots to approximately 14,000 Sutter County voters. Voters who received incorrect ballots are being asked to wait to vote until they receive new ballots in the mail.