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Forest Service invites ideas for post-fire land management

  Plumas and Lassen counties were devastated by the month-long Chips Fire that started July 29 and burned more than 75,000 acres of forest.

  During the course of the Chips Fire, several communities were evacuated, major roads were shut down and several campgrounds were forced to close for the season.

  Part-time residents who normally stay in town throughout the summer packed up their bags and left early. Residents who battled through the smoke endured health problems such as tiredness, difficulty breathing and red eyes.

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Assembly candidate shares his record with Tea Party Patriots

Debra Moore
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District 1 Assembly candidate Rick Bosetti speaks to the Plumas Sierra Tea Party Patriots on Oct. 27. Photo by Debra Moore
10/31/2012
 

  “I’m a capitalist guy; I’m a business guy,” District 1 Assembly candidate Rick Bosetti told members of the Plumas Sierra Tea Party Patriots Saturday evening, Oct. 27. “Jobs and reform –that’s what I’m about.”

  Bosetti’s appearance came two weeks after his opponent, Lassen County Supervisor Brian Dahle, spoke to the Tea Party group.

  The Tea Party originally billed the Oct. 13 meeting as a debate between the two men, but Bosetti said he never confirmed that date because he was going to be across the country in Belmont, Mass., attending his son’s wedding.

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Baby is born at EPHC

Carolyn Carter
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Loyalton resident and mother Rilla Valiente holds her newborn daughter, Jasmine, after giving birth at Eastern Plumas Health Care. Nurse Larissa Beddoc worked diligently to prepare the hospital for the unusual, but exciting, medical emergency. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care

  On the snowy night of Oct. 22 at 9:23 p.m., for the first time in a long time, the halls of Eastern Plumas Health Care echoed with the cries of a newborn baby.

  Jasmine Lorraine Datema, born to parents Rilla Valiente and Michael Datema, will be a special name to the nurses and doctors at the hospital.

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Supervisors respond to grand jury report

  “The Board as a whole seems oblivious to what is really going on in the departments under its supervision,” the grand jury wrote in its annual report.

  “Since this is a statement of opinion, rather than fact, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors disagrees with this ‘finding,’” the board wrote in its official response, released Oct. 16.

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Beautiful fall foliage in Plumas County

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Staff Writer 
1/31/2012

 

Leaves on deciduous trees change color in the fall due to chemical changes that occur because of shorter, colder days. 

The process of photosynthesis takes place in leaf cells that contain the green pigment chlorophyll. 

Leaves also contain yellow and orange pigments such as carotene. Most of the year those colors are hidden by the preponderance of chlorophyll. But come fall, leaves stop producing food and conserve energy for the long cold winter. The chlorophyll breaks down, and the yellowish colors become visible. 

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