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Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
3/24/2014
 

The Feather River Blue Star Moms, a support organization that serves active duty troops and veterans in Plumas and Lassen counties, has begun its annual donation drive to send overseas troops Easter care packages.

A list of urgently required items are jerky, socks, trail mix, dried fruit, individual powdered drink mixes and protein bars.

Read more: Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops

 

Quincy Wetlands Treatment Project might get money boost

QCSD-1xaLaura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/23/2014
 

With the Quincy Community Services District’s wastewater treatment plant permit expiring next January, board members and staff are gearing up to satisfy the new permit’s discharge regulations that have yet to come to light.

The district is in the dark because the regional water quality control board hasn’t set the new regulations yet.

To complicate matters further, the district is in the midst of rectifying violations incurred last year when the emergency pond, never a designed and engineered levee, leaked.

Read more: Quincy Wetlands Treatment Project might get money boost

 

Teachers request higher salaries, reserve reduction

Laura Beaton
PUSD
A packed audience attends the school board meeting at Greenville High School, which featured a dozen district teachers and staff addressing the board regarding low salaries, pink slips, increased workloads and poor morale.

  “Money is seed corn, not just sustenance,” Aleece Oravetz said in her address to Plumas Unified School District’s board of directors March 13.

  Oravetz was referring to the district holding on to too much money in its reserve fund. She said excessive austerity creates stress for students, parents and teachers.

Read more: Teachers request higher salaries, reserve reduction

 

Library patrons have new way to get new materials: Zip Books

Feather Publishing
3/22/2014
 

Beginning March 31, Plumas County Library patrons will be able to order Zip Books at their local branch library in Quincy, Chester, Greenville or Portola.

Zip Books is a statewide project designed to employ an interlibrary loan service alternative. Currently, to receive a requested book from another library through interlibrary loan, a patron agrees to pay $3 to cover the library’s shipping expenses. Then the book is ordered and delivered to the library, thus taking approximately four – six weeks for the book to get to the patron.

Read more: Library patrons have new way to get new materials: Zip Books

 

Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards $1.2 million for healthy forest projects

Feather Publishing
3/21/2014
 

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.”

Read more: Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards $1.2 million for healthy forest projects

 

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