Briefs 7/07/07 |

Briefs 7/07/07

Land Trust ponders revenue from property sale

The Nevada County Land Trust continues to ponder how to spend $600,000 raised from the sale of Al Salter’s 36-acre property, President John Taylor said Friday.

The group sold the property last month to a private party from the Bay Area, Taylor said.

A seven-member committee formed last week is “now working on the criteria that we will follow to accept a proposal for the use of the money to benefit animals,” Taylor said.

The committee, consisting of two people from the trust and five local residents, is open to proposals from the public or any organization, Taylor said.

Though no definite plan is in place right now, the Land Trust would most probably spend money first on smaller expenditures from the interest, instead of the principal,

Taylor said.

The next meeting of the committee is on Oct. 2, Taylor said.

Those interested in proposing a plan can contact the Land Trust at 272-5994.

” Soumitro Sen

Illegal fireworks cause small Nevada fire

A small 30-by-30 foot fire near the intersection of B and C streets in Virginia City was caused by illegal fireworks thrown from a motorcycle.

Fire Chief Gary Hames said the fire, which was discovered at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, is deemed suspicious.

Hames said a witness said a person leaving Virginia City on C Street heading north, riding a motorcycle, threw the device from his bike between 9 and 9:15 p.m.

“It was witnessed, but unfortunately they did not get a description of the motorcycle or a license number,” he said. “We recovered the device that started it.”

The Storey County Fire Department is asking anyone who may have information on the incident to call 847-0954.

Hames said Bobby Seymour, the owner of the property that caught fire, did a great job putting out the fire with his garden hose before firefighters arrived. He was aided, Hames said, by Tim Lucich, an off-duty Sierra Fire Protection District employee who lives in Virginia City, who got a shovel and helped get the fire under control.

“We’re really pretty fortunate around here lots of former or retired firefighters live in the area,” he said.

” Nevada Appeal

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