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Nakoma Golf Resort employees work on the Piston Bully snow groomer that was recently donated to the Johnsville Ski Hill from Stover Mountain Ski Area in Chester. The groomer was valued at about $10,000.Photo courtesy David E. Carmazzi
When the Johnsville Ski Hill opens up it will demonstrate the energy and capacity of community resolve. An example of this resolve is the donation of a $10,000 Piston Bully snow groomer courtesy of Dan and Melissa Smith at Stover Mountain Ski Area in Chester.
Dan Gallagher, an Eastern Plumas Recreation District board member and development official for the ski hill, reported that on Feb. 14 the Smiths donated the groomer to the ski hill. They made the donation after reading about the installation of the first chair lift terminal at the hill in the newspaper.
Supervisor Jon Kennedy said any change to the LAFCo fee structure in Plumas County is a matter for the county and the city of Portola to decide together.
“This is a non-issue turned into an issue in order to drive a wedge between the city and the county,” Kennedy said.
Shane Vargas, the local CalFire representative, made the announcement during the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 18 meeting.
Computer-based assessments in California’s schools will draw one step closer next month with the launch of the Smarter Balanced field tests across every school district in the state, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said recently.
Field testing begins March 18 and runs through June 6. By the end, more than 3 million students in school districts, county offices of education and charter schools will have had a chance to try the new system.
Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell stands between two of the latest additions to the county’s California Highway Patrol fleet. The vehicles are Ford Explorer Interceptor patrol SUVs, which are replacing the discontinued Crown Victorias. Mitchell said the all-wheel-drive vehicles grip the road like glue. Photos by Laura Beaton
A new type of California Highway Patrol vehicle began arriving at the local Quincy office Feb. 12.
Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell said the four Ford Explorer Interceptor utility SUVs arrived just in time for Quincy CHP officers to take a mandatory four-hour training course to learn to properly operate the vehicle.
Two CHP training officers from the Northern Division Headquarters in Redding conducted the new patrol vehicle training course, which included classroom instruction and hands-on driving.
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