Time to put down the gun; Local investigator retires after 40 years
On her first day of retirement, Linda Patton enjoyed breakfast in bed and watched the “Today” show — both real treats for this Quincy woman who has spent the past 40 years waking up and going to work for Plumas County, the last 20 as its welfare fraud investigator.
“I loved my job, but I was just ready,” Patton said of her decision to retire.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle — this newspaper!
America Recycles Day is next Thursday, Nov. 15, and this is a perfect time to think about your recycling and sustainability habits. Are you incorporating the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra in your daily life? You bet you are, just by reading this newspaper!
If you toss this paper into a recycling bin when you’re done with it instead of a garbage can, you’re saving trees and landfill space. But by buying the paper in the first place, you’re also providing a market for recycled goods: All Feather Publishing Co. newspapers are printed on paper with 40 percent or more recycled content. This is essential, because without a way to keep recycled materials in the production chain, recycling doesn’t do any good.
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All Plumas schools are open Friday
Plumas Unified School District called Feather Publishing this morning and advised that all schools including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning.
Buses in most areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays.
Wild turkeys make their fall debut
Wild turkeys are fair game for hunters through Dec. 9 this year, and the season limit is two. The Department of Fish and Game warns residents not to contribute to problem behaviors by feeding wild turkeys. Photo by Alicia Knadler
With shorter days and a chilly nip in the air, we know fall has arrived and winter is not too far off.
As the season changes, so do the habits of wildlife. Bears stock up on calories for winter hibernation, birds migrate to warmer climates and wild turkeys seem to come out in droves.
While these wild game birds may seem harmless and approachable, they can cause problems. Many homeowners can’t resist feeding them. What starts out as innocent fun can become a nuisance if the birds start destroying flower and vegetable gardens, leaving their droppings on patios and decks or roosting on cars where they may scratch the paint.
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Fall colors peaking throughout Plumas County
Fall color continues to brighten the streets of Quincy, as this maple tree outside the high school vividly demonstrates. Photo by Laura Beaton