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California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary September 22, 2020 Over 18,700 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters were able to contain the 50 acre Shackleford Fire in Siskiyou County, as well as 18 new initial attack wildfires elsewhere in the State. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well 8,000 wildfires that have burned over 3.6 million acres in California. Since August 15, when California’s fire activity elevated,…

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in CaliforniaNews Release For Immediate Release Sept. 9, 2020 Contact: Jonathan Groveman Cell: (707) 562-8995

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in CaliforniaNews Release For Immediate Release Sept. 9, 2020 Contact: Jonathan Groveman Cell: (707) 562-8995

News Release For Immediate Release Sept. 9, 2020 Contact: Jonathan Groveman Cell: (707) 562-8995   VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at…

HEY........Today is Spaghetti Dinner Day! (in a normal year)

HEY........Today is Spaghetti Dinner Day!  (in a normal year)

As I sit at my kitchen counter in Boise, Idaho, reading my emails, I’ve come upon two from Russ’s co-chefs for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner.  It’s actually making my heart quite sad for two reasons: We aren’t there to be putting it all together right now and Covid-19 wouldn’t let it happen anyway. Those were the days and being a part of the Spaghetti Dinner, although it made for a…

MWSPFPD AUXILIARY NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

Dear MWSPFPD Auxiliary Member(s): Please consider…If a number of people offer SOME help, it won’t be as difficult to fill this need… Do you have a large or small area in your home/garage/storage shed where our Auxiliary might store a number of items for next year’s May 2021 Rummage Sale FUND RAISER? The resale potential of these items is too great to just dump them.  Our Auxiliary NEEDS these funds…

Mi Wuk Kettle Corn Arrives in Boise

Mi Wuk Kettle Corn Arrives in Boise

What do I miss most, besides the people, from Mi Wuk Village? The KETTLE CORN!  Mike Laurance, chief Kettle Corn Cooker, lives just down Lama Hisum from where we lived and getting his Kettle Corn was fairly easy when we lived there. Now, someone I know who lives the other direction along Lama Hisum has been known to taunt me when he (hello Gregory) has Kettle Corn and I don’t.…

MWSPFPD Auxiliary Update

Here’s the latest from our Auxiliary President Sherry Blake and a message from the Fire Board President Jim McDonald: -No Potluck on August 5, 2020. -Fire Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.  Mary Schneiderman to provide dessert. -No Auxiliary Meeting on August 12, 2020. -A Go Fund Me account on Facebook has been established to raise funds for our Fire District in lieu the fundraisers we were unable to have this…

Fire Auxiliary, Covid-19 and Fund Raisers for 2020

Fire Auxiliary, Covid-19 and Fund Raisers for 2020

  If you put those three items together — Fire Auxiliary, Covid-19 and Auxiliary/Fire Department Fund Raisers for 2020 — you’ll come up with the ugly reality that the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Auxiliary raised $ 00.00 for our department this year.  Normally we raise enough money in our fundraisers to supplement the Fire Department’s budget by $20,000 annually.  When the department has a need, they present it to…

Honoring our Country

Honoring our Country

Happy Fourth of July   We’re wishing all of our Mi Wuk Village friends and neighbors a happy and safe and sane July Fourth from our new home in the high desert of Boise ID.  We have another beautiful pine tree in the back yard–those two trees constitute our “national forest”.  (Yes, we do miss it!)  Our lovely Sanctuary home on Lama Hisum Road has been sold and we hope…

Ruger and Colt