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Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce l  P.O. Box 801 l Rough and Ready, California 95975 l Telephone (530) 797-6729

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

News and Announcements


Bob Vaughn Steps Down as RnR Fire Dept Chief

After nearly 29 years of service to the Rough and Ready community, Bob Vaughn has stepped down as Fire Chief.  We thank Bob for his long committment and unstinting service. Chief Robb Rothenberger of the Ophir Hill Fire Dept. has assumed the duties of Fire Chief and we hope you will welcome him to our town.

2021 Secession Days Chili Cook-off Cancelled!

Regrettably, The Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Fire Department has determined that, with continuing restrictions by the State of California and Nevada County regarding Covid-19, this year's celebratory event should again be cancelled.  We hope to resume the event in 2022.

Rough and Ready Fire Protection District Assessment Passes!

On May 30, 2019, the ballots were counted and, by a margin of 60% to 40%, the Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department was given the right to assess property owners in the Fire Protection District. This will allow our Fire Department to operate year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing fast response time and professional emergency services. Firefighting and Emergency services will now remain in Rough and Ready, protecting us in our time of need, instead of relying on the more distant Grass Valley or Penn Valley departments.

Rough and Ready Cemetery Designated an Historic Landmark

In May, the Nevada County Historic Landmarks Commission announced the designation of the Rough and Ready Cemetery at 14472 Stagecoach Way as the County's newest Historical Landmark. A reception and official ceremony is planned for a future date.  Watch this space for more information.



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