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— Stateline

Kingsbury Grade open

Highway 207 Kingsbury Grade is now open after being closed since Wednesday morning because of a rock slide threat.

The highway opened for traffic late Saturday. Sparks-based A&K Construction was awarded a $100,000 emergency contract on Thursday to remove an unstable rock slab on the highway.

The area of concern was uphill from the roadway approximately four miles east of Daggett Summit. NDOT had expected to open the road sometime this week.

— Meyers

Bike repair clinic available

Wattabike in Meyers will hold a free basic bicycle-repair clinic for women only this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The shop is at 2933 Highway 50 in Meyers and specializes in bike repair, sales and service.

Attendees will learn to change a tire, adjust a derailer, fix brakes and adjusting the bike for size. The idea is to teach even the most novice bike rider the basic principles of repair so they will know what to do if stranded.

Owner Kent Wattanachinda said bike repair is easier than many people think, and learning the basics will help prepare a rider for unexpected breakdowns.

“You don’t want to be pushing your bike home; you want to know how to fix a bike on a trail if something goes wrong,” he said. “You want to be prepared and have the proper tools in your bag to get you home.”

Wattabike is next to the Roadrunner gas station in Meyers. The phone number is (530) 544-7700.

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