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Briefs 6/01/07

Interim police captain retires

Interim Grass Valley Police Capt. Don Muren worked his last day at the Grass Valley Police Department Thursday.

Muren is the former chief of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and had been filling in for retired Capt. Greg Hart, who retired in February.



Muren’s main duties over the last few months have been working on the department’s budget and communicating with the media on high-profile cases.

His help is no longer needed, he said, and the department’s sergeants can pick up where he left off.




“I’m going fishing,” Muren said Thursday.

The department is looking for applicants outside the agency, because qualifications for captains include experience that younger officers inside the department don’t have, Chief John Foster said.

Foster said he hopes to hire a candidate in July.

– Robyn Moormeister

Limited burn hours as of June 1

Due to unseasonably dry weather, the hours during which Nevada, Yuba and Placer County residents can burn will be limited, as of June 1, from 5 p.m. to midnight on permissive burn days. To determine when you can legally burn, call the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Nevada County Unit at 741-6299. If a fire escapes your control, you may be civilly and criminally responsible for all damage caused by the fire and costs associated with it suppression.

In order to burn safely and legally, the following guidelines must be followed:

• Burn piles may be no bigger that 4 feet by 4 feet in diameter.

• All vegetation and material within 10 feet of the outer edge of the burn pile must be cleared.

• All fires must be attended at all times by an adult in possession of water and a shovel.

• The use of burn barrels and the burning of household waste is prohibited.

-The Union Staff


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