Freshly groomed trails offer easy gliding
The freshly groomed trails at Jamison Canyon Trailhead sparkle in the light of a clear, crisp morning. A group of volunteers groomed the new snowshoe and cross-country ski trail with Plumas-Eureka State Park’s new snowmobile and grate. The trails are open to the public and offer new views of the winter wonderland. Photos by Carolyn Carter
Snowshoe enthusiasts and cross-country skiers can now glide along easily through miles of winter wonderland in the Jamison Mine and Johnsville area.
With the help of Plumas-Eureka State Park’s new snowmobile and grate and a handful of volunteers, the informal trails made with years of use have now been groomed and packed.
The fresh trails present a smooth and easy foundation for snow pedestrians to enjoy the outdoors and see a side of the mountains normally reserved for the extreme snow devotee.
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Ag shows increase over prior year, but down from a decade ago
Plumas County experienced 23.6 percent growth in agriculture production value in 2011, with livestock and field crops showing impressive gains of 18 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Timber revenues rose 14 percent.
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Quincy residents to vote on fire fee
|First baby of 2013
|The Nussle family shows off their newest family member in this Saturday, Jan. 5 photo. Jonathan Christopher Nussle was born at 8:36 a.m. on Jan. 4 at Plumas District Hospital, making him the first baby born at the hospital in 2013.
The Quincy Volunteer Fire Department responded to 460 emergency calls last year, but now it’s the department’s turn to ask for help.
Next June, those who reside in the fire protection district will be asked to approve Measure A, a $96 annual parcel tax assessment that will appear on property tax bills for five years.
The measure is similar to one that was approved by 87 percent of the voters back in 2005. The measure sunset last year, forcing the department to dip into its building and equipment reserve fund to help pay its annual expenses.
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Band plays happy joyful music
Kelsey and Natalie Kepple, left, Garrett and Austin Hagwood, Keely Nesbit, Nathan and Chris Retallack and Emmanuel and Alex Lemnah, front, pose after their benefit performance Dec. 27, 2012, at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Photos by Graham Shea
The Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band members played their young hearts out to a packed crowd Dec. 27, 2012, at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.
The spirited performances from this talented group of local musicians in their late teens and early 20s ran the gamut from bluegrass and folk to original compositions, pop rock, rap, poetry/comedy, standards and jazz.
Photographer Graham Shea said of the group, “Even as familiar as I am with the talent of all of them, I was blown away by what they put together and how professionally they pulled off a successful concert.
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PG&E residential electric rates increase 2.6 percent
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced that with the start of the new year, residential customers will see a modest increase in electric rates to cover the utility’s costs of maintaining and modernizing its system and of meeting a state mandate to buy more renewable energy.
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