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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

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Rough and Ready Fire Protection District Assessment Passes!

On May 30, 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 permit our Volunteer Fire Department the funds to hire up to eight full-time Firefighters to augment our volunteer Firefighters!  This, in turn, 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 Secession Days Chili Cook-off a Success!

Following a blazing hot 2018 event, the annual Secession Days Chili Cook-off was moved to the First Sunday in June and held in more temperate temperatures on June 2nd. Eight chili cookers vied for the coveted awards and cash prizes, with Mondog's Fire Roasted Red Chili, cooked by Monte Downing winning first place and the $500 prize, as well as the People's Choice Award and it's $250 prize.  Larry Balsley's Jack Daniels #1 won 2nd Place.

Thanks to all the cookers, vendors and Behind The Scenes of the R&R Fire Department, as well as the officers and firefighters of our excellent Volunteer Fire the musicians, play actors and chili judges! We are also grateful to Dr. Erick Muehlenbein DVM and the Penn Valley Veterinary Associates for their generous sponsorship support.

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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