Navy vet stands for everywoman in history
|Sixty-nine years later, retired Navy Chief Storekeeper Ruby Vocke stands again at the business end of a Boeing Stearman Model 75, one of the types of aircraft she maintained during World War II. Photo by Mona Hill
March is Women’s History Month and while not every woman is famous, she still has her place in history — simply by virtue of what she has done.
Ninety-two this month and no bigger than a minute, Ruby Vocke is a spitfire — appropriate considering her service in the Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate during World War II.
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FRC to consider layoff notices for faculty
Trustees for Feather River College will consider faculty layoffs at a special meeting this afternoon, 3 p.m. on campus in room Science 104. The college has proposed cuts to five positions: a half-time cut each to men's basketball, women's basket and physical education, and a full-time cut to early childhood education and administrative office management. Look for a full report in upcoming issues of your hometown paper.
Winter weather brings beauty and challenges
Last Thursday’s storm dropped more than two feet of snow in downtown Quincy and took out power to the whole town. While the snowfall made navigating around town difficult, it also left behind scenes of winter tranquility.
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Fair looks for ways to continue, without state funds
With no state funds expected for the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, directors and fair manager John Steffanic discussed possible solutions at a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 23.
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DA says his budget is shrinking
District Attorney (DA) David Hollister told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his budget for the current fiscal year was $163,724 lighter compared to the previous year, with the county’s General Fund contribution and grant funding both shrinking.
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Highway 70 slide cleared; Feather River Canyon now open
3/3/2011 - 6:00 p.m. Update
|Work continues removing slide material from Highway 70. Currently there is one way controlled traffic with a 20 minute delay.
Photo by Will Farris
CalTrans reports that work on clearing the slide is completed and that Highway 70 is now open.
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