Agencies practice wildland fire response
Debra MooreStaff Writer
|The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, the Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Fire Department lead a host of local fire departments and other agencies during a wildland fire training exercise. Photos submitted
Since it’s not a question of if, but when a fire will break out near a Plumas County community, local officials organized the largest drill ever held in the area.
“It was the first full-scale exercise in 25 years held in Plumas County,” said Jerry Sipe, the county’s director of the office of emergency services.
Sipe’s office, along with the Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department, coordinated the June 1 event that included a host of agencies.
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Hundreds of "extras" needed for special filming Friday night at Town Hall Theatre
Plumas Arts is producing a video about the Town Hall Theatre for the "Save Our Theatre—Go Digital" funding campaign so that they can spread the word near and far.
And they need hundreds of people to help.
They are filming a scene mimicking a crowd that formed at the theatre for the 1936 re-opening (when it was rebuilt after the fire). So they will need lots of people to fill the sidewalk.
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Board begins budget discussions - Sheriff shares scathing comments for latest music fest
Two topics dominated the Board of Supervisors’ June 6 meeting: the 2014-15 budget and Belden music festivals.
Department heads and elected officials filled the boardroom as the county’s budget consultant, Susan Scarlett, reviewed preliminary numbers for the next fiscal year.
Based on anticipated revenues and expenditures, the county is looking at a $3.3 million budget shortfall. That compares to a $1.7 million shortfall that the supervisors faced a year ago.
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Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting
The community is invited to discuss the recent Meadow Valley wildland fire drill and other important Firewise community information this Thursday, June 19 from 7-8:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the Meadow Valley Church to insure access for people with special needs.
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California Fish and Game Commission votes to add gray wolf to state endangered list
The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to move forward with listing the gray wolf as an endangered species under California law.
The vote took place at the regularly scheduled commission meeting in Fortuna on June 4. Commissioners Richard Rogers, Jack Baylis and Michael Sutton voted for listing, while Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin voted no. Commissioner Jim Kellogg was not present.
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Oh Baby! How birth control has changed!
Dramaworks announces an informative presentation on current birth control options June 21, 3-5 p.m. at the West End Theatre in Quincy.
Read more: Oh Baby! How birth control has changed!