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County employees participate in $4-a-Day Challenge

Guidelines for the $4-a-Day Challenge

  • Choose any seven consecutive days between Sunday, April 5 and Sunday, April 26 to complete the Challenge.
  • Plan to spend only $4 per person, per day on food. This is a food budget only; other considerations like rent, utilities, and transportation are not included.
  • Plan to eat only food that you have purchased during the Challenge.
  • Plan to track all of your food spending during the Challenge.
James Wilson
Staff Writer
4/18/2015

Plumas County Public Health employees decided to put their money where their mouth is — literally.

Public Health launched the $4-a-Day Challenge on April 5 to raise awareness about the difficulties of eating healthy on a limited budget. Employees of the county office decided that if they were going to urge people to give the challenge a shot, they had to as well.

The difficulty involved with eating healthy on just $28-a-week, they reported, is eye opening. Add a comment

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Heart K Ranch to feature native plant walk

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David Popp transplants Indian Hemp at the Heart K Ranch. Photo by Vanessa Vasquez
Feather Publishing
4/17/2015

Join David Popp, California Native Plant Society member and local botanical enthusiast, for a spring plant walk at the beautiful Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley on Saturday, April 18.


Popp will lead tour participants through the black oak woodlands and the Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests behind the historic Heart K Ranch main house.

The plant walk is open to all people and is part of the 2015 Plumas County Earth Days.

No experience is required—just bring closed-toe walking shoes, water, a hand lens if you have one and a notebook if you would like to sketch or take notes.

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Rec district offers free live scan fingerprinting

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/17/2015


The Almanor Recreation and Park District has arranged a live scan fingerprinting session for Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., reported board president Sean Delacour.

The cost of the live scan is $56 per individual and ARPD will pay the full cost for those who volunteer as soccer coaches, referees, board members, prospective board members and paid staff, as well as parents who coordinate youth programs such as drop-in basketball or open gym for the district. Add a comment

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Supervisors appoint Mimi Hall interim mental health director Discuss hiring consultant to revamp department

Plumas Board of Supervisors
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/17/2015

Public Health Director Mimi Hall will double her duties and serve as interim director of the county’s mental health department as well.

The announcement was made following a closed session meeting of the Plumas Board of Supervisors on April 7. Add a comment

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Radio show exposes reality of drug use

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Erin Roth interviews a guest on her KQNY radio program “The Jane and John Doe Show.”  Roth aims to shed light on the struggles drug addicts go through. Guests on the show, which airs Thursday and Sunday nights, tell their stories of addiction and recovery. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
4/16/2015


A Quincy woman is taking powerful heart-wrenching stories of people who triumphed over drug use to the radio waves.

“The Jane and John Doe Show” airs on the Quincy public broadcast station KQNY in an attempt to spread a message of hope to addicts, their families and people that love them.

“I think the big deal is to let people in this bad situation know they’re not alone and there is hope,” said Erin Roth, the show’s host, about the message she hopes is evident in the program. Add a comment

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