County's oldest family ranch now protected
Special to Feather Publishing
A seventh generation of Pearces will be able to work their family ranch thanks to a recent conservation easement the family signed with the Feather River Land Trust. Photo by Susy Pearce
Susy Pearce breathes a sigh of relief, knowing that she has protected the once-imperiled Pearce Family Ranch for her sons, Cody (23) and Clancy (19). On Dec. 27, 2010, Pearce signed a conservation easement with the Feather River Land Trust, protecting the 318-acre ranch from subdivision and keeping the ranch intact for ranching and wildlife habitat.
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Forest Service to host snowshoe walk as part of Plumas Winter Fest
The Plumas National Forest invites everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. What better way to do so than to engage in the unique and exhilarating recreational experience that snowshoeing offers?
The Beckwourth Ranger District will sponsor a free educational snowshoe walk, February 19, 2011 at the Plumas Winter Festival in Portola, CA.
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Sheriff refuses to enforce federal regulations
M. Kate West
“There was a good reason why the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had a large presence at the Almanor Basin Tea Party Patriots meeting,” Sheriff Greg Hagwood said Feb. 10.
He said he and his administration, along with the area patrol sergeant Dean Canalia and Chester deputies Ian James and Chris Herrbach, were there to “demonstrate first and foremost their awareness of what the United States Forest Service was trying to inflict on residents and tourists alike with restricting access to public lands.”
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Portola City Hall re-opens
Portola city hall will re-open and City business will resume as usual. All phone lines and email/internet service have been restored. Portola city manager Jim Murphy would like to thank everyone who offered help, temporary meeting locations and moral support.
Sierra Institute’s Center of Forestry has released its touring schedule for 2011
The season begins May 7 with one of the most popular tours, “The Maidu: their history and their way of life.” Join Farrell Cunningham, Maidu resident and historian, for an informative and relaxing day focused on the Mountain Maidu of Indian Valley.
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Citizens group says sheriff needs more funding
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office citizen liaison committee’s thoughts on the department’s employees could be boiled down to one sentence: “They are doing so much on so little, but to do the job they are asked to do requires more adequate funding.”
Sheriff Greg Hagwood formed the citizen group as a means of increasing communication between his office and the County Board of Supervisors.
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