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Fly-In Breakfast features free plane rides for kids

Feather Publishing
9/3/2014

The Rotary Club of Portola hosts its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nervino Airport in Beckwourth.

The breakfast is the club's largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going toward college scholarships and community service projects.

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District wants to hire ski hill project manager

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/2/2014

Construction on the new chair lift at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is well underway. And it’s still scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season.

But there is still a lot of work to be done.

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Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/1/2014

Moments after dividing $693,439 in state money among their departments, local criminal justice leaders emphasized they still need the county’s financial help.

“Unless we really have some good assistance from our Board of Supervisors, we have some very positive programs that are on very tenuous footing,” District Attorney David Hollister said.

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Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt

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Two sheriff’s deputies stand near a man threatening to jump off the Spanish Creek Bridge on Aug. 20. The man stood outside the rails for more than two hours before he was pulled to safety by officers and mental health workers. Photo by Laura Beaton
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
8/30/2014

A man who said he wanted to kill himself is alive today thanks to heroic efforts by local police officers and county mental health workers last week.

The man, who has not been identified, stood outside the rails of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

He said he was going to jump.

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Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/29/2014

Some residents of Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake are concerned that the tussock moth larvae — caterpillars — are creating a fire threat by defoliating the forests.

Huge swaths of brown-tinged white fir trees cover the ridges and slopes of Plumas National Forest, not only in the La Porte area (as featured in the Aug. 13 story Under Siege) but in the Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake areas as well.

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