Water is rising throughout Indian Valley. This photo was taken on Arlington Road. Photo by Lacy Priore

Communities Rising Jan. 9: Mini mudslides abound; water throughout the valley

Good morning. A neighbor reported boulders and mini mudslides on the road between Indian Valley and the Wye—still passable but she warned us to go slow. A neighbor’s rain gauge indicates that in Mt. Hough Estates we received 1.63 inches of rain last night. The canyon is closed, of course, with big boulders blocking.

The worst of these storms is said to be behind us.

 There looks to be a few meetings this week in Indian Valley that your inner volunteer will not want to miss. Stay safe and warm and remember to pick up sandbags if you need them at the Indian Valley Fire Station along hwy 89 just south of Greenville.

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 You are welcome to send story ideas, press releases and events flyers to [email protected]. Stay safe out there.

Community Pool/IVPRD Meeting

There is an Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District meeting this Tuesday, January 10 at the Taylorsville Historic Hall at 5 p.m.

Downtown Greenville Development Meeting in Taylorsville

The Dixie Fire Collaborative has been working to find out what residents throughout Indian Valley want in the downtown Greenville area. After numerous meetings and workshops, they think they have it, but before they commit to specific projects, they want to check their understanding.

 To do so, they surveyed people who attended the December Community Meeting. Disaster case managers are sending the survey to their clients. The survey is also on the Dixie Fire Collaborative website: www.dixiefirecollaborative.org.

Since Greenville serves all of Indian Valley, the DFC will hold meetings in Taylorsville and Crescent Mills.

The first meeting will take place this Wednesday, January 11, in the Historic Taylorsville Hall.

The Crescent Mills meeting will take place in the empty Crescent Mills market building (formerly Gigi’s) on Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King Day.

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Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and should be quite short. The survey will be explained and distributed to those in attendance.

When people have completed the survey, the meeting will adjourn. The Steering Committee hopes this process will give everyone the opportunity to weigh in on what they want to see as downtown Greenville is rebuilt.

Innovation Hub Workshop

 The workshop that was to take place on Saturday, January 7 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is postponed. We will announce when a new date is available. Indian Valley Innovation Hub will host this workshop at Plumas Bank in Greenville. IVIH is partnering with Sierra Small Business Development Center to provide assistance for small businesses for free.

The workshop will discuss creating and implementing a business plan and will feature talks by Clint Koble and Ken Donnell. For more information, contact IVIH director Lara Wheeler at (907) 242-4426 or [email protected].