News Briefs: Emu in custody; Mercury cleanup; Highway 20 trails open again |

News Briefs: Emu in custody; Mercury cleanup; Highway 20 trails open again

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Emu in custody after

police chase

At 5:13 p.m. Wednesday, a caller from Frontage Road off McKnight way reported an emu was in the road.

Police chased the emu and cornered it until Animal Control responded and took the emu into custody. It was unknown where the emu came from, police reported.

For more Police Blotter items, see Page A2.

Nevada Irrigation District

Mercury cleanup plans face funding set-back

Nevada Irrigation District did not receive state grant funding for its pilot project to clean up mercury in Combie Reservoir and the Bear River. The district will look at potential federal funding to move forward with the project, General Manager Ron Nelson said this week. Earlier this year, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy awarded the district $100,000 to study the feasibility of removing mercury from the reservoir.


Highway 20 trails open again after logging

Trails south of Highway 20 including Burlington and Skillman are open after a temporary closure to allow helicopter logging of hazardous trees near the South Yuba Canal. Trees with structural defects were removed to prevent disruption of water flow and erosion problems.

Sierra Nevada Memorial

Cancer Center to hold 12th annual picnic

Patients, caregivers, families and friends are invited to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s 12th Annual Cancer Center Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Lunch will be provided by the hospital and 49’er Dutch Oven Delights.

To RSVP, call 274-6872.

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