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2008 Summer Reading Program
May 28, 2008
This summer the Sutter County Library will be swarming with spiders, butterflies, ants, grasshoppers and insects of every kind as the summer reading program theme is “Catch the Reading Bug”. It has been so much fun planning this particular program. The bug theme is great because it appeals to both boys and girls of all ages. Insects, such as spiders, can be scary while insects such as butterflies are thought of as cute.

Sign-ups will begin on June 9th this year and the program will end on August 16th. The goal of the summer reading program is to keep the children in our community reading through out the summer. We offer incentives such as small toys, books and coupons donated by local businesses to encourage continued reading.

Sutter County Weed Abatement Program
May 27, 2008
Sutter County’s roadside weed management program, complicated by the presence of orchard and other cultivated lands, was featured in a national herbicide publication.

County employees Paul Schwall and Nick Oliver were featured in the article, which discusses how the county deals with right-of-way weed abatement in sensitive surroundings of the county’s large agricultural industry.

Sutter County Strategic National Stockpile
May 27, 2008

On May 15, 2008, the Sutter County Department of Human Services participated in the joint emergency exercise known as Operation Lightning Bolt with various emergency response agencies from Yuba and Sutter counties and Beale Air Force Base.

In response to the emergency scenario, the department opened and operated a Point Of Distribution, or POD, in accordance with the county’s Strategic National Stockpile Plan. This document is intended to provide background information about the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Program and the Sutter County plan to implement the SNS in the event of medical necessity.

Sutter County Supervisor Recognized as Top Leader
May 27, 2008
Sutter County Supervisor Dan Silva received a prestigious award for his regional leadership on issues of flood control, agriculture and transportation.

“It was from a very crowded field that he has been elected,” said Valley Vision Executive Director Bill Mueller. “So often in our region we have issues that can’t be contained by political boundaries, traffic congestion, air quality, flood protection, and it takes people to work across boundaries to reach out to other leaders in the region to effect change. Dan Silva is that type of leader.”

Holiday Closure
May 19, 2008
On Monday, May 26, most County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Historic Photographs at Museum
May 12, 2008

For more than 30 years, an intrepid photographer named Aurelius O. Carpenter, father of artist Grace Hudson, lugged his camera equipment across the Mendocino frontier. He documented the lives of Pomo Indians and white settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging operations, various scattered towns and the natural beauty of Mendocino County.

This is the first comprehensive exhibition of his work, with an accompanying catalog.

The first comprehensive exhibit to introduce the photographic work of Aurelius O. Carpenter, who documented the development of Northern California in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is on display at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County.

Carpenter's large panoramic views chronicle the coastal logging, tanbark, and shipping industries, as well as the inland region's bounty of natural attractions and agricultural products.

The exhibit 'Aurelius O. Carpenter: Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier' is open now and will remain at the museum through June 29, 2008.

Bike to Work Week - May 12-16
May 08, 2008

Tired of sitting in traffic? Wishing you had more time to get fit? High price of gas getting you down? We’ve got the solution – Join thousands of people who will commute by bicycle on Bike to Work Day, Friday May 16th.

Many people who tried bike commuting for the first time last year are STILL RIDING!

Here’s your chance to learn what they already know:

  • It’s Healthy! Bicycling to work can keep you in shape without having to set aside additional time to exercise. Bicycle commuters tend to enjoy healthier lifestyles, get sick less often and feel less stress.
  • It’s Smart! Bicycle commuting is one of the least expensive ways to get to work. There’s no gas, parking fees or insurance to pay for, and maintenance is minimal.
  • It’s Fast! In many areas, trips by bicycle, door to door, are faster than by car, especially where the one-way commute distance is less than five miles.
  • It’s Clean! Bicycles don’t pollute the air or require lots of land for roads or parking lots. Eight to twelve bicycles can park in a space required for one car.
  • It’s Fun! A bicycle ride at the end of the day is a great way to relieve stress. Discovering routes on back roads through residential neighborhoods can be scenic and fun. It sure beats sitting in stalled traffic on the streets!
If you can’t bike to work for some reason, think about using an alternative way to commute to work… carpool, take public transportation or even walk to work!