The boat launch facility at the Tisdale Weir on the Sacramento River in western Sutter County has reopened, the Sutter County Public Works Department announced this morning (Jan. 27, 2012). The Public Works Department closed the boat launch on Monday after the Sacramento River was forecast to rise high enough to spill over the weir.
The Community Memorial Museum is featuring an exhibit of vintage automobile hood ornaments during the exhibit Hood Ornaments as Automobile Art open now through February 16th. “Automotive mascots”, as the hood ornaments are called, flourished during the 1920s up until 1942. Artistically modeled figures were attached to the radiator lids on the hoods of the automobiles.
This exhibit features female figures as hood ornaments. Some of them were known as Speed Nymphs. Many of them incorporated flowing robes and hair in aerodynamic Art Deco forms. After Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, Egyptian designs were popular everywhere, and hood ornaments were no exception. A number were designed by well known artists. Some hood ornaments were original to the automobile, and others were added by the owner later to express their individuality. A few actually incorporated openings where steam could escape if the radiator overheated, causing a whistling sound that would alert the driver that it was time to add water to the radiator.
Museum open hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors will conduct two public hearings on Tuesday night, Jan. 10, to consider proposals to establish fees for launching boats at Sutter County boat launch facilities, and raising the day use and camping fees at Live Oak Park.
The fee increase is being proposed to help offset maintenance costs which are estimated to exceed $50,000 annually. Currently, the only fees collected by the County are for day use and camping at Live Oak Park, and a $30 annual fee for launching boats at Live Oak Park. (The annual fee is $15 for seniors). Because annual revenues from existing boat launch fees is less than $2,000, the bulk of the maintenance and dredging costs is absorbed by the County's General Fund.
Under the proposal, a daily fee of $7 would be charged for launching boats at Live Oak Park, Yuba City Boat Dock, or Boyd's Landing on the Feather River, and at the Tisdale Boat Launch facility on the Sacramento River. Sutter County residents could pay a one-time annual fee of $80 that would allow them to use any of the four boat launching facilities. Non-Sutter County residents would be charged $100.
The day use fee at Live Oak Park would be raised from $5 to $7 per vehicle, and the overnight camping fee would be raised to $18. A rate of $125 would be charged to overnight camping groups of 51-64 individuals.
The public hearings, continued from the Dec. 13 meeting, will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Records, 466 Second Street, Yuba City. The Board could vote on the proposal following the public hearing.
The new year brings an exciting new program that expands healthcare coverage to people who weren't covered before, and it includes mental health and substance abuse services.
Path2Health, which began Jan. 1, expands no-cost medical coverage in 34 rural counties - including Sutter - to uninsured, low-income adults between age 19 and 64.