Quincy High School students take on forest enhancement project
A recently completed forest health project has given a group of Quincy High School students plenty of experience on what it takes to maintain a healthy forest for wildlife and reducing the threat of fire.
With funds from the California Fish and Game Commission and resources donated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the Feather River Resource Conservation District coordinated a pilot project with QHS teacher Matt McMorrow’s Natural Resources class to improve the quality of the forest habitat near the school. These lands are part of the Learning Landscapes Program initiated by the Feather River Land Trust, which seeks to provide sustainable access to natural lands within a 10-minute walk from every school in Plumas County.
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Convicted murderer Loren Herzog found dead
Killer Loren Herzog — serving parole in a trailer on state property outside the fences at High Desert State Prison in Susanville — is dead, according to a report from News10KXTV.
The television station reports Herzog was found dead around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Public Information Officer Terry Thornton.
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Ice climbers tackle Frazier Falls
For the first time in 15 years, Frazier Falls, in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area outside Graeagle, has frozen enough to allow local climbers to ascend the 250-foot waterfall.
Meadow Valley resident John Sebold climbed the falls Jan. 2. An avid rock climber, this was his first ice-climbing experience.
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Wandering gray wolf confirmed to be in Lassen County
Lassen County Times
Don’t look now, but Journey, the gray wolf formerly known as OR7, a lone male that traveled from Oregon into California last week, reportedly is now roaming in Lassen County.
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Man dies in vehicle roll over
Lassen County Times
At approximately 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, emergency crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 147 that claimed the life of a Westwood man.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was traveling southbound on Highway 147 near the Hamilton Branch over crossing in his 1995 Honda Civic.
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