News Briefs: Sierra County jail scuffle; Nevada County monitoring well; Health fair |

News Briefs: Sierra County jail scuffle; Nevada County monitoring well; Health fair

Sierra County Sheriff’s Office

Five in jail after scuffle with Sierra County deputies

Five people were arrested in the Calpine over the weekend for allegedly assaulting Sierra County deputies as they responded to a report of illegal fireworks, Sierra County Sheriff John Evans said Tuesday. Several people began wrestling with deputies Saturday night as they tried to arrest two people, he said. Deputies Tased a few people and called for backup. Four men and one woman are expected to face charges including assault with a deadly weapon, forcibly taking a person under arrest, battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, threatening an officer, vandalism, attempted escape, possessing illegal fire works and public drunkenness.

McCourtney Road Transfer Station

County monitors well with $18,000 contract

Nevada County will monitor its well at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station to see if it is drawing down wells at neighboring homes. Some living in the area have long suspected the facility’s well is taking from theirs as yields decline toward the end of summer. The board of supervisors agreed to an $18,000 monitoring contract with Holdrege and Kull Consulting Engineers of Nevada County.

Nevada Union High

Students to spread awareness at health fair

More than 90 students will set up booths outside the Nevada Union High School amphitheater during lunch today to inform their peers about suicide prevention, drugs, drunken driving and nutrition at an on-campus Psychology Health Fair. “The students have worked for over a month on this project,” said Diana Lynne, psychology teacher at NU. “They have picked topics they are passionate about.”

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