Air district, supervisors discuss green waste options
First it was Quincy, and now the Chester area is without a green waste collection site. Historically, residents could take their yard debris to the mills in each town, but that is no longer an option.
The county’s Public Works Department, working in conjunction with Feather River Disposal, set up a collection site in Quincy. The debris is then incinerated.
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Photographer finds solace in Plumas County forest
|Trees arch over autumn colors and still water at Spanish Creek
Each morning, Mike Nellor grabs a cup of coffee and his dog Grady and heads out into the forest.
Most afternoons, he shares what he’s seen with his friends and family by posting photos on Facebook.
In the past couple years, Nellor has developed a fan following that checks his page each day to see what new insights he has to share about the world surrounding the town of Quincy.
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Biomass boiler delayed; Supervisors debate option with Graeagle resident
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment’s Jonathan Kusel has a vision that would heat and provide power to buildings throughout the county, while providing an outlet for forest biomass and promoting timber sales.
He asked the Board of Supervisors to sign a letter endorsing the first location — Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola — during the board’s March 3 meeting.
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Tax default properties go to auction
More than 100 Plumas County properties will be hitting the auction block in May.
Treasurer-Tax Collector Julie White said that taxes have not been paid for five years on 115 properties, rendering them eligible for the tax default sale.
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Greenhorn achieves Firewise Community designation
There are 90 Firewise Communities in California, and now Greenhorn, near Quincy, is one of them.
The designation means the community, which includes 143 homes, 238 residential lots and 236 people, has come together to make the area more resilient to the threat of fire.
That’s important because records show that between 1985 and 2010, 30 wildfires were reported within 2 miles of Greenhorn.
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