Mountain Harvest Festival features musician with local roots
|The LoLos feature Matt Heyden, right, who got his musical start in Plumas County. They will play at the upcoming Mountain Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts
The 11th annual Mountain Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds provides a wide selection of craft beers and organic and sustainable wines for tasting.
It is also an event that brings many people home to visit friends and family and enjoy the amazing color of a High Sierra fall, say organizers.
This year the event welcomes home a musician that got a solid footing in his music career in Plumas County. Matt Heyden began his adventure as a vocalist in local shows including The Soul Juke Box, Words & Music and in a number of local musical groups. For Mountain Harvest he brings his new band, The LoLos, to headline the event.
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Chester Oktoberfest brings music, beer, games on Saturday
The merchants and businesses of Old Towne Chester invite the community to their 2014 Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 7 pm.
“Last year’s Oktoberfest was such fun and an incredible crowd pleaser — we felt encouraged to do it again this year,” said Books & Beyond owner Dawn Gray.
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Plumas County Mental health responds to consultant report
Must act quickly to avoid loss of nearly $1 million
The Plumas County Mental Health Department has $7 million in its reserve fund, but it has a waiting list of people who need help. Why?
That’s just one of the questions the Board of Supervisors hoped could be answered when it asked Kemper Consulting Group to review the county’s floundering mental health department.
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Sheriff pitches joint-venture plan to CHP commissioner
Dan McDonaldManaging Editor
| Sheriff Greg Hagwood shows California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, right, the 18-acre East Quincy site where the sheriff wants to build a campus that would house new offices for the CHP and sheriff, as well as a new jail, as supervisor candidate Jim Judd, center, and Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia look on.
California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow said last week that having the CHP, sheriff and jail on one campus in Quincy makes sense.
But he said the state is ready to build a new CHP office soon. The county needs to act quickly if it wants a joint facility.
Farrow said he is willing to put plans for a new CHP office on hold until the state and county planners have a chance to meet and talk about it.
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Quincy woman wants to swim with the dolphins - Terminal illness leaves little time to complete her bucket list
Lorri Stephens is fighting cancer, but the prognosis is not good. In her remaining months, Lorri has a few dreams that she would like to see fulfilled. Lorri Stephens poses with some of her family during a visit in early September. From left: husband Larry, son Jerimy, Lorri and daughter-in-law Jenny, who is expecting Lorri’s fourth grandchild. Photo submitted
Lorri Stephens has survived stage 4 throat cancer, a broken hip, shoulder and femur, and the death of her youngest son, but doctors say she won’t survive the cancer that has now settled in her bones.
With a prognosis of just six months left to live, time is running out for Lorri to fulfill her dreams.
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