Celebration of life to be held Saturday
The family of Kevin Stephens announced that a celebration of life gathering will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Veteran’s Hall in Quincy.
The community is invited to attend the potluck. Drinks will be provided by the family.
The Sierra Pacific Industries worker who died in a work-related accident Wednesday morning at the Quincy mill was identified as Kevin Michael Stephens, 24, of Meadow Valley.
Stephens reportedly suffered fatal injuries while he was cleaning a conveyor belt at the mill.
The theme for the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair was suggested by fair manager John Steffanic and approved by the board at its Oct. 23 meeting.
“Fair, Fun and Games” is the moniker for next year’s fair, set for Aug. 13 – 17, 2014. Steffanic said the theme lends itself to a variety of activities in every arena, from giant outdoor checkerboards and hopscotch games to a “Redneck” game night, “Battle of the Bands” and a revival of the “Sweetheart of the Mountains” competition.
Chester resident Traci Holt will be on the 2014 election ballot as a candidate for the position of Plumas Unified School District board trustee. Photo by M. Kate West
“I’ve never had a passion like this ever,” said Chester resident Traci Holt about her decision to run in the 2014 election for the position of Plumas Unified School District board trustee.
Holt, who will file for the position in December, formally announced her candidacy Oct. 16.
“There is a draw for me there, a fire in my belly, to ensure we have the best educational opportunities for our children; that’s what’s driving me to be part of a solution,” she said.
After gaining more than 1,200 feet of elevation on a hike beginning at Silver Lake, Chester students celebrate atop Spanish Peak. The sixth- graders round out this 9-mile trek by following the Pacific Crest Trail to Bucks Summit.
Eighteen years ago Joe Hagwood asked Mike De Lasaux if he could suggest anyone to take over the sixth-grade outdoor education camp for a year or two while the district searched for someone to fill the position more permanently.
On the bank of Schneider Creek, Chris Mayes, fisheries biologist with the Almanor Ranger District, talks with a group of Chester sixth-graders about insects found in the creek, ecological webs and the importance of healthy environments.
At the time, De Lasaux, University of California Extension forest advisor for Plumas and Sierra counties, had an AmeriCorps intern working on watershed education in schools: Rob Wade.
“At that point I only had an associate degree, but I was certainly passionate about what I was doing,” Wade said. “And I knew right away after doing just one year of camp that it was what I wanted to do.”
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that applications will be accepted to assist private landowners in California affected by wildfires in the last 18 months.
Financial assistance for implementing conservation practices may be available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications for this initiative can be submitted for primary consideration and ranking through Nov. 15.
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