Camp Far West Exhibit at Museum
The new exhibit titled Camp Far West, Gold Rush Outpost is open at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter
County in Yuba City. While many people may think of Camp Far West as a local recreation area, its history
includes a U.S. Army post established in September 1849. Strategically located to guard the routes to the
gold mining region and the emigrant trail, Camp Far West occupied one square mile on a plateau near the
Bear River. It was also close to Johnson’s Ranch near the end of the emigrant trail where present day
Wheatland is today.
Crowhurst Memorial Scholarship Award
The Crowhurst Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 1976 in memory of Estelle Peirano Crowhurst and is also a memorial to her son, Thomas J. Crowhurst. Both were active journalists in the area. The award continues in conjunction with the Museum as a means of involving more people in the appreciation of Sutter County's history. Entrants must be full time high school senior students and enrolled in a Sutter County High School.
American Lung Association Report Card
Sutter County – The American Lung Association (ALA) in California released its annual
local control grades for all 480 cities and unincorporated areas of California’s 58
counties in January 2011. Local grades are awarded in three categories: smokefree
outdoor air, smokefree housing and reducing sales of tobacco products. These three
grades are averaged for one overall local tobacco control grade.
Sutter County received an overall grade of “F”. Some points were awarded for the City
of Yuba City prohibiting smoking in parks or other recreation areas, allowing the
incorporated city to receive a grade “D” in the smokefree outdoor air category.
Free Fitness Classes for Children Ages 2 - 5
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission KID FIT Mini Grant offers FREE Fitness classes for children ages 2-5:
January 28th is the first Annual National Preschool Fitness Day! To find out how to get your FREE Fitness Toolkit with
activities, recipes and more, look at the flyer:
Author to Present New Book at Museum
Author Katie Green will introduce the sequel to the book “Deborah Whitney of Shady Flat” called “Sierra Summer, 1874” in a program at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. The book features real people and events from history. Deborah Whitney, tomboy daughter of Gold Rush pioneers in Sierra County, is a spirited girl whose adventures will engage both young people and adults as her true story unfolds. The author describes fascinating details of Deborah’s life in the 19th century on the California frontier. Both books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
On Monday, January 17th, most county offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Remarks by New Board Chairman James Gallagher Online
A video presentation of remarks by incoming Sutter County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Gallagher, at the January 4, 2011 reorganization meeting of the Board, is now available online at the County's web-streaming site.
State of Sutter County Video Online
A video presentation of remarks by outgoing Board of Supervisors Chairman Stanley Cleveland Jr., at the January 4, 2011 reorganization meeting of the Board, is now available online at the County's web-streaming site. The video was presented prior to Chairman Cleveland handing the gavel to Supervisor James Gallagher, who was appointed Chairman for 2011.