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Lisa Bressoud of Rough and Ready recently was startled to see a large bear crossing Rough and Ready Highway near Bitney Springs Road.

“He was huge,” Bressoud said, adding she estimated it weighed 600 to 1,000 pounds.

She sighted the animal early Sunday when it was “bolting across the road” and going in people’s yards. Driving her van at the time, Bressoud said she was 15 feet away from the creature and that she had never seen a wild bear before.



“I just hope he gets back safe,” Bressoud said, adding she also hoped the bear did not harm any nearby residents’ pets or other animals in the area. She said she called the California Fish and Game Department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after spotting the bear.

– Josh Singer




Off-highway vehicle workshop tonight

Three workshops are set to discuss the designated route system for off-highway vehicles in the Tahoe National Forest.

At meetings in October, participants outlined routes for the areas in which they were interested. At 6:30 p.m. today in Nevada City, people will present proposals for additional OHV routes.

Meetings also are set for Truckee and Foresthill.

The Nevada City meeting will be held at the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Three groups will present recommendations for the north, middle, and south areas of the Yuba Ranger District.

After the three workshops, the United States Forest Service will review the recommendations and develop a proposal that will be fully analyzed in the environmental review process. The proposal is expected to be ready for public comment by early spring.

– The Union staff


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