County raises fees
Only one person objected when the Plumas County Board of Supervisors raised fees for several services provided by the county.
“How will these fees attract more business to Plumas County?” Crescent Mills resident Todd Anderson asked during the board’s Oct. 16 meeting.
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Collins Pine mill employees closer to walking out
Kate M. West
“Well, I’m getting the posters and the stakes ready. I expect to get the Collins Pine Company’s last and final proposal today. We’ll see then,” Mike Wood, Local 3074 union representative said Wednesday.
Wood was responding to a rumor that the workers had already gone out on strike.
He didn’t mince words when he said the union members are getting prepared for a strike.
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Sheriff withdraws plan to restructure department, lay off deputies
There will be no layoffs, demotions or restructuring in the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood and Supervisor Jon Kennedy delivered the news in a joint announcement at the Feather Publishing offices in Quincy on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The announcement came just two days after a heated Board of Supervisors meeting that included terse exchanges between Hagwood and Kennedy over the sheriff’s budget cuts.
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Living off the land
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Chester resident Geoff Foss demonstrates how to tie basic flies. To follow this “simple” method, you will need a fly-tying vice, bobbin and bobbin threader, one pair of scissors, and hackle pliers. This mosquito fly is made using moose hair, teal flank feathers, goose feathers and hackle. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Being raised in a rural area surrounded by wildlife and lacking the luxuries of a big city comes with its challenges. For Chester resident Geoff Foss, however, these challenges are more like blessings.
Foss, 24, was born and raised in Chester. He spent his youth outdoors, and was taught at a very young age how to hunt and fish.
The older Foss got, the more intrigued he became with hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general.
Throughout the years, those skills have shaped Foss into a self-sufficient young man who strives to live off the land.
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