River walkway project stalled waiting on money, volunteers
|Portola City officials and volunteers donate time and resources to the Feather River walkway project. Photos by Alisha Proctor
More money and more volunteers are needed before the Feather River walkway project sees completion, according to Portola city officials.
“It’s way bigger than it started out to be,” said Council Member Phil Oels. “We’re also hung up waiting for grant money.”
With an original deadline set for this spring, initial plans call for an Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant river walk lined with aspen trees, wooden benches, parking and informational plaques regarding points of interest, local businesses and activities.
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Local Realtors report positive real estate market trends
Plumas County Realtors reported they saw positive changes in the local real estate market in 2014 with a sharp reduction in foreclosure sales and increased prices in all levels of the residential markets, according to the Plumas Association of Realtors.
Data gathered from PAR’s countywide multiple listing service show that the average price of all homes “sold” at any price in 2014 was $257,095, up from 2013’s average of $221,394.
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New dentist joins Feather River Family Dentistry in Quincy
|Shannika Dao is Plumas County's newst dentist.
Shannika Dao took an interesting path to become Plumas County’s newest dentist — both professionally and geographically.
The Jamaican-born Dao moved to Florida with her family when she was 16. She attended college and nursing school in the Sunshine State.
“I always wanted to be a physician,” the 37-year-old Dao said during an interview in her office at the Plumas District Hospital dental clinic last week, “but I needed to work.”
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Design for Main Street building approved
Rebuilding at site of downtown fire scheduled for May
|This façade design for the Cornerstone Learning building to be constructed in the burned empty lot in downtown Quincy was approved by the Quincy Design Review Committee on March 12 Design plan courtesy Tommy and Carol Miles
The Quincy Design Review Committee approved a building design March 12 presented by Cornerstone Learning owners Tommy and Carol Miles. The learning center will be built in downtown Quincy on the site of the former Great Northern building that burned during a December 2014 fire.
“We’re excited to finally be moving with this,” Tommy Miles said.
Though the design is a go, Miles is still waiting on litigation involving insurance companies to be resolved. He said he hopes construction will begin this spring.
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State awards $2.6 million grant to Sierra Institute for biomass heat and power project
The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy.
“I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a network of small biomass plants throughout the county that would provide heat and power to local entities.
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