Gold Lake Lodge celebrates 100 years
Mava and Mac Machomich opened the Gold Lake Lodge in 1912. Standing in front of the dining hall from left are: A.D. Smith, Ted McDonald, Elmer McDonald, Mava Machomich, Mac Machomich and Katherine Smith. This photo is believed to have been taken sometime in the 1920s. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
One hundred years ago city dwellers arrived at Gold Lake Lodge via train and horse and buggy.
Today they may arrive in an SUV, but their goal is the same — enjoy the outdoors.
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Search is on for superintendent
The Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of directors approved an agreement for assistance in selecting a superintendent July 19.
Education Leadership Services (ELS), based in Oakdale, has been retained to recruit, advertise, complete background checks, conduct surveys and host information forums for community input in regards to the superintendent search.
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Feds, SPI both claim victory in Moonlight Fire settlement
The exact cause of the 2007 Moonlight Fire remains a matter for debate.
The federal government said an investigation found that a Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) contractor started the 65,000-acre fire. Sierra Pacific still insists it was someone else.
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Supervisors approve request to increase jail staff
Issues at the Plumas County Jail dominated the agenda at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Quincy.
The supervisors unanimously approved a pair of requests from the sheriff and heard about a creative partnership with the Alliance for Workforce Development to help fund training for a new corrections officer at the jail.
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Gray wolf continues to roam Butte and Plumas counties
The gray wolf known as OR7 has achieved celebrity status by virtue of being the first confirmed gray wolf in California in several decades. OR7, so named because he was the seventh gray wolf to be given a GPS collar by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, left his pack in the mountains of northeastern Oregon in September 2011 and traveled south through eastern Oregon and the Cascade Mountain Range, eventually crossing into California Dec. 28, 2011, near the town of Dorris in Siskiyou County.
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