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Approximately $1.2 million in grant awards for projects that reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health was recently approved by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s governing board during its quarterly meeting in Sacramento. The funding is from Proposition 84, passed by voters in 2006.
“These projects improve forest and watershed health and help protect communities from catastrophic wildfire in the Sierra Nevada,” said SNC Executive Officer Jim Branham. “As the region where more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates, this helps all Californians.”
To assist special district board members with meeting the California state biannual mandate for ethics training, the Plumas County Special Districts Association hosted a workshop Saturday, March 9, in the Quincy library conference room.
In attendance were a large number of board members, chief executive officers and general managers from recreation, water, fire and hospital districts across Plumas County.
From listening to a Clio resident complain that his power had been turned off, to allocating $1,000 to entice young people to become entrepreneurs, the Plumas Board of Supervisors covered an array of topics during its March 11 meeting.
Josh Hart announced that Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative turned off his power because he refused to pay additional charges on his electrical bill for an analog meter.
The March 12 Portola City Council meeting was a time to set the record straight for Bob Marshall, general manager of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, and for Council Member Pat Morton.
Both individuals addressed allegations against them during the meeting.
Plumas Arts is pleased to present the “Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle” of the Hanneke Cassel Trio at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, March 27.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 7. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for Plumas Arts members. Member tickets can only be purchased presale. Presale tickets are available at the Plumas Arts Gallery during its winter hours (Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at Quincy Natural Foods or online (plumasarts.org). To charge tickets by phone, call 283-3402.
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