MediCal cuts threatens EPHC with closure
Eastern Plumas Health Care is facing an emergency. But there is no ambulance or team of doctors that can fix this deep cut; it’s all up to California legislation.
In the next 30 to 60 days, the California Department of Health Care Services will be implementing a 25 percent cut to MediCal reimbursements to California hospitals.
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CHP Commander Carpenter to transfer
Quincy Area California Highway Patrol Commander Bruce Carpenter will be transferring out of the Quincy office at the end of the month.
The CHP announced that Lt. Carpenter will become the commander of the Willows CHP Area effective March 1. A replacement for Carpenter is expected to be announced before May 1, according to the CHP.
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Future uncertain for Solar Cook-Off
|Local resident Suzanne Stirling checks the angle of the sun for optimum cooking temperature. She is among more than 30 people from all over the region who share an international variety of solar-cooked foods at the Solar Cook-Off each year. Some have been attending the event since its inception; others bring homemade cookers and compare designs and recipes.
Will there be a Solar Cook-Off this July in Taylorsville?
Rumors of the end of this popular summertime festival produced by Blackhawk Solar for almost three decades just might be greatly exaggerated.
Blackhawk owner Bill Rockett, in a telephone interview Wednesday, Jan. 23, said he is not getting any younger and has been considering a change.
He said he is actually considering several different options, such as downsizing or even selling.
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Eureka Peak looms large
Eureka Peak looms stark and jagged above Eureka Lake near Johnsville on a windy and stormy Jan. 26. The lake and the peak are popular destinations year-round for hikers and skiers. Plumas-Eureka State Park, established in 1959, was saved from the chopping block and has gone through some upgrades and renovations, including a groomed cross-country ski trail that leaves from the museum parking lot. The park provides a fascinating glimpse into gold rush-era days, and because of a donor agreement with Plumas-Eureka State Park Association, the campground will reopen May 24. Visit Plumas-Eureka.org for more information. Photo by Laura Beaton
Fire departments break the ice
Personnel from three fire departments participate in the inaugural joint ice rescue drill at the Mill Pond. The departments all worked together to be better prepared for ice rescue situations. Photo by Carolyn Carter
The cold conditions Jan. 19 did not stop the fire departments of Eastern Plumas County from having a play day on the ice with their inaugural joint ice rescue drill at the Graeagle Mill Pond.
Personnel from three fire departments — Graeagle fire, Beckwourth fire and Plumas- Eureka fire — glided out to the middle of the frozen Mill Pond that Saturday to practice the complex challenge of ice rescue.
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