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A motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries Thursday after crashing on Lime Kiln Road at McCourtney Road.

The solo motorcycle accident was reported by a 911 caller at 1:45 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol, a fire engine from California Department of Forestry and Fire in Grass Valley and a Sierra Nevada Ambulance responded.

The motorcycle was removed from the roadway and the injured driver was taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. No more information was available.

– Robyn Moormeister

NID to begin

flushing pipelines

The Nevada Irrigation District’s 2006-07 water system flushing program is scheduled to begin in early November and continue into April.

NID flushes treated water systems on an annual basis to keep pipelines clean and ensure a fresh, high quality treated water supply.

The work should not affect water customers except for possible momentary pressure changes when nearby hydrants are tapped. Customers could experience some turbid or discolored water which can be cleared quickly by opening a faucet and letting the water run.

Call 273-6185 with questions. Schedule updates will be posted on the NID Web site at

Two crews are performing the work. The Nevada County flushing crew will begin on Banner Mountain near Nevada City and work down through the water system. The Placer County-based crew will work from the south side of Alta Sierra into Lake of the Pines and the North Auburn area.

Environmental report closed

Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District heard an update Wednesday on the proposed Lower Cascade Canal/Banner Cascade Pipeline Project. An environmental impact report on the project is now being completed, and is expected to be available for public review in December.

Directors also:

• Heard a preliminary 2007 budget report from Finance Manager Marie Owens. A more detailed financial analysis is scheduled for Nov. 8.

• Approved a $43,173 change order for Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that is assisting NID with its effort to renew its 50-year federal license for the Yuba-Bear Power Project.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the NID Business Center in Grass Valley.

– The Union staff

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