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Feather River Land Trust's barn gets roof

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The Feather River Land Trust is building this barn in American Valley, off Quincy Junction Road. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
12/14/2012

  The Feather River Land Trust is building a barn on its newly acquired 42-acre parcel in American Valley off Quincy Junction Road.

  Rob Wade, Learning Landscapes coordinator for FRLT, said that one generous private donor provided the majority of funds for the project. Two other donors have pitched in and the first phase of the project is nearly complete.

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Chips the bobcat gets a new home for the winter

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Chips, the bobcat rescued during mop-up operations for the Chips Fire, has fully recovered from her journey out of the scorched Plumas County forest. She will be released back into the wild in spring. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service
Samantha P. Hawthorne

  Chips, the baby bobcat that was rescued Aug. 25 from an area devastated by Chips Fire, has become a countrywide celebrity thanks to her warm and inspiring journey through the charred remains of her home.

  When she was rescued, the kit’s eyes were full of ash and smoke, and she had second-degree burns on her paws. Now, at 5 months old, she is living the high life in Placerville along with two other bobcats her own age.

  Chips spent the last few months recovering at the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care center, where she received specialized treatment to heal her infected eyes and blistered paws.

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Four thousand revelers attend annual Sparkle event

  Downtown Quincy’s streets and sidewalks were packed with an estimated 4,000 holiday celebrators during the 23rd annual Sparkle event Friday, Dec. 7.

  The event was sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, and included a host of entertaining events.

  Numerous Quincy merchants kept their stores open late and served revelers tasty goodies and delicious drinks.

  Street musicians played instruments ranging from bagpipes to clarinets, guitars and a tuba-violin-trumpet trio as strollers made their way down the crowded sidewalks.

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Councilman resigns

Debra Moore

  Portola City Councilman Curt McBride took his resignation letter to City Hall last Friday.

  McBride’s last meeting will be tonight and his last official day as a city representative will be Dec. 31.

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Austerity committee holds public input forums to gather ideas

LauraBeaton
Staff Writer
12/12/2012
 

  The Plumas Unified School District superintendent’s austerity committee held public forums Dec. 3 – 6 to gather input from community members on how to cut costs from the school district’s budget.

  The committee is tasked with recommending $3 million in cuts in order to rectify a $2.8 million structural deficit.

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