News Briefs: July 31, 2008 |

News Briefs: July 31, 2008

Nevada Irrigation District Division 3 director Scott Miller filed paperwork at the Nevada County Elections Office Wednesday, making his third run for re-election official.

Miller, a doctor based in the southern part of the county, has served two four-year terms for the board since his election in 2000.

Miller believes the next few years are critical to the district because of a 50 year re-licensing process begun with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Protecting water rights, adopting a new rate schedule for agricultural water users and putting a 10 percent cap above water allotments sent to residents in Lincoln are also part of his campaign, Miller said.

The Nevada County Fair is looking for talented vocalists to sing in the “Barnyard Buckaroos” Idol competition.

Residents ages 16 to 28 can participate at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 on the Pine Tree Stage at the fairgrounds. The grand prize is $100, and winners can go on to the California State Fair competition in Sacramento.

Local celebrity judges will narrow the singers to three finalists. Audience members will vote with quarters for the grand prize winner. The quarters will be weighed on stage, then donated to a nonprofit group of the winner’s choice.

Entries of $5 are needed by 5 p.m. Friday. Rules and registration forms are at the fair office; contact 273-6217 or

The fair opens Aug. 6 and runs through Aug. 10 at the fairgrounds on McCourtney Road outside Grass Valley. To get the schedule for Idol and other events and exhibits, catch the Fair Guide coming out in The Union on Saturday.

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