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Longboards create and sustain a way of life

Carolyn Carter

  The winter is upon us, and with it, we don our snow boots and puffy jackets, we turn up our heaters and put chains on our tires. And many of us head out to the Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl above Johnsville to watch the annual Historic Longboard Revival Races.

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Judges sought for student business plan contest

  A third of the American workforce is comprised of freelancers, according to Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancers Union.

  Many of those are entrepreneurs.      “Entrepreneurs are innovators who use a process of shattering the status quo of the existing products and services to set up new products, new services,” said Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Austrian-American economist and political scientist, back in 1934.

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Local photographer's artwork on display at MacWorld

Feather Publishing
1/7/2013

Graeagle resident Michael Clawson creates unique photos using his iPhone. This photo, “On Other Worlds, Deer Roam Free,” was selected for the Macworld/iWorld 2013 Digital Art Gallery. Clawson snapped the image of the deer near the Graeagle Frost-tee, using the High Dynamic Range setting. It allowed him to capture two images, one image for highlights and one image for shadows, and then merge them together for a more dynamic photo. He then imported that photo into an iPhone program called LensLight, which allows for lighting effects and overlays — in this case, an image of Saturn. He made the final adjustments in an iOS program called Snapseed, and voilá, Saturn is looming over Graeagle deer. Clawson will be speaking at Macworld about creative iPhone photo editing Feb. 2 in San Francisco. Photo by Michael Clawson
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Graeagle man writes a book on digital animation

Feather Publishing
1/7/2013
 

  Graeagle resident Michael Clawson has been busy — running a business, designing websites, taking acclaimed photographs and, most recently, writing a book.

  The recent launch of Adobe’s Edge Animate program has given designers and developers a superior tool for creating websites, digital content and mobile apps.

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4-H group helps a little horse in need

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The kids in the Plumas County 4-H horse group pamper the filly they recently adopted, named Starlet. Horse Plus Humane Society rescued the foal from a dire situation in Fresno County, and the group adopted the filly in early December. The kids will be training and caring for the horse, and will show her in the Extreme Makeover Competition in Sacramento this summer. Photo courtesy Marie Anderson
Carolyn Carter
Staff Writer
1/4/2013
 

  The young girls in the Plumas County 4-H horse group have seen a different side of the horse world this winter. Beyond the ribbons and shows there are struggling, abused horses everywhere, and group leader Marie Anderson wanted her group to help in a big way.

  Anderson and her 4-H group. whose members are ages 9 – 16 and come from all over the county, adopted a yearling foal from Horse Plus Humane Society in early December.

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