Readers’ Corner: Aug. 18, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Aug. 18, 2008


They were howling at the moon at Lake of the Pines Saturday night.

It’s a long-time tradition there for residents to go out onto the lake and howl at the full moon of August, and they put on a good show this year. Scores of boats and party barges dotted the water, people swam and folks yipped with gusto.

A lovely sunset opened the show, with beams of fading light streaming through silvery clouds.

Another record?

Regular gasoline has dipped back below $4 in Nevada County.

The Bear River Gas station on Highway 49 at Wolf Road was at $3.99 a gallon over the weekend.

Some fat notoriety

After being published in the Baltimore Sun, Carole Carson, our local weight loss guru, continues to draw national attention for her book “From Fat to Fit,” about the group of Nevada Countians who lost 8,000 pounds together.

Carole recently sent this:

“I’m delighted to report my articles are getting picked up and distributed by Reuters news service. So far, three have been circulated by Reuters.”

To read the stories, e-mail Carole for the Web links. She can be reached at

74 fire bells

The Grass Valley Fire Department rang the bell at the fire station on Race Street 74 times to celebrate the life of volunteer fireman Chuck Ozanich last Sunday.

Chuck, who had volunteered with the fire department for 29 years, died Aug. 8 at the age of 74, Battalion Chief Tom Browning said.

“Chuck held numerous positions with the fire department including rescue lieutenant and assistant fire chief,” Browning added.

The fire department rings the bell to celebrate the lives of honorary firemen – a position given to volunteers if they work with the department for at least 15 years, Browning said.

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