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Historian Gary Noy will speak on Sierra Nevada history at the Sierra College Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday as part of the college’s Sierra Nevada lecture series.

The event will be held in the campus Library/ Learning Resource Center in Room LRC 107.

The presentation will focus on the Sierra Nevada as inspiration and as historical touchstone. The talk will also consider the historical origins of conservation and preservation programs and some current issues facing the Sierra Nevada.

The presentation will feature a demonstration of Sierra College’s Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum.

Noy teaches history at Sierra College. He is the founder and director of the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies and Coordinator of the Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum.

The public is invited to this free lecture. Parking permits are required and can be purchased for $1 at dispensers located in the campus parking lot.

For more information, contact Joe Medeiros at (916) 789-2725 or via e-mail.


The first and second quarter honor roll of the Sierra Christian School has been released:

Third Grade – Rachel Darrow, Taryn Darrow, Mira Earles, Blue Jansma, Logan Kerley, Kelton McKinley, Celeste Mazon, Hannah Patterson and Hannah Reinhardt.

Fourth Grade – Abigail Carothers, Jacob Collins, Ariel Graves, Marlo Kidney, Jelena Lomeli, Josey Poppin, Kaila Reader, and Joel Sauter.

Fifth Grade – Olivia McDowell and Amber Ortiz

Sixth Grade – Ashton Martin

Principal’s List – Ashley Smith and Jesse Poppin


As part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum spring seminar series, author Richard Burrill will tell the story of Ishi, whose life and death provided a rich body of knowledge that led to a deeper understanding of California’s rich cultural history.

Ishi was a child when his Yahi/Yana people were murdered in a series of massacres by settlers in the northern Sierra. He retreated to the wilderness with a small group of relatives for almost 35 years. They called it the Long Concealment.

On Aug. 28, 1911, hungry and alone, and wearing his hair burned short in mourning, Ishi wandered to the outskirts of the town of Oroville and was found at a slaughterhouse.

The “Wild Man of Oroville” as the newspapers called him, was soon whisked off to anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley. Five years later, he died of tuberculosis.

The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Sewell Hall (Science Building) 111 on the Rocklin Campus.


Kayla Harrington, 2004 graduate of Bear River High School, made the Dean’s Honor List for the fall quarter at the University of California, Davis. She is now doing an internship at the UC Davis Medical center in the cardiac rehab department.

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