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Woodrat discussion planned

The woodrat is a fair businessman, or so it is believed in one popular superstition.

Whether this rodent is an honest dealer may be cleared up during the Friday night slide show, “Woodrat: It’s what’s for dinner,” at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.



Biologist and longtime woodrat devotee Alison Willy will lead Friday night’s discussion, sponsored by the Yuba Watershed Institute.

Willy will also lead a walk through the Inimim Forest on the San Juan Ridge 9:30 Saturday morning.




Both events will explore the role of the woodrat in forests and chaparral ecosystems and highlight the creativity of these short-tailed creatures by examining their habitats.

For more information on either event, contact Yuba Watershed Institute Director Annette Dunklin at 470-0348.

– The Union staff

Nevada City sewer, water bills to rise

Nevada City residents will have to set aside a bit extra for their bimonthly sewer and water bills beginning in September, thanks to a City Council decision this week.

Rates for both bills will climb 5 percent, adding about $3.50 to the monthly cost of owning a home in Nevada City.

The increase is the second in a series of rate increases instituted to reduce the deficit in the sewer and water funds, City Manager Mark Miller said. Rates were increased 10 percent in 2002, and another 5 percent jump is planned for July 2005.

Beginning in September, residents will pay $33.50 per month for sewer services and $25 to $37 for basic water use. Residents and businesses with higher water needs will pay an additional fee for each 100 gallons used.

Utility users can pay for the services monthly or bimonthly, although bills are mailed bimonthly, City Clerk Cathy Wilcox-Barnes said. City leaders are considering allowing users to pay annually and receive a small discount.

– Becky Trout


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