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Plumas Arts introduces Plumas Artisan Made project and workshops

Feather Publishing
2/2/2015


The California Arts Council has awarded grant funding to Plumas Arts as part of its new Creative California Communities program. This award will support Plumas Arts’ Plumas Artisan Made project, to empower local artisans and help to bring new income to the local economy.

Projects supported by the Creative California Communities program represent a wide range of arts disciplines, and aim to revitalize neighborhoods through the arts, foster new arts engagement, stimulate tourism, create jobs for artists, invest in young people and build and strengthen relationships between local arts, business and government entities.
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Board hears about efforts to improve tourism; Lodging providers would charge an additional tax

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/2/2015

In an effort to raise funds to market Plumas County, numerous lodging providers want to form a tourism business improvement district.

“We’re concerned that we have no money to market our county,” Tracy Wixted told county supervisors during their Jan. 20 meeting. Wixted, who owns the Ranchito Motel in Quincy, is the treasurer of Visit Plumas County, the group spearheading the effort. Add a comment

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Public forum on nursing home closure Feb. 4

Feather Publishing
1/30/2015

A community forum regarding the closure of the Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Public Health Director Mimi Hall organized the event, which will be attended by Hall, Supervisor Lori Simpson, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Kepple, Assemblyman Brian Dahle's local representative, and other county leaders and medical providers. The public is invited to learn more about the closure and local efforts to keep it open.

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Adult ed advisory group wraps up planning

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/1/2015


After Assembly Bill 86 was passed in June 2013 to address regional planning through consortiums to improve adult education, a group of representatives of organizations in Plumas County got to work.

Last Tuesday, the AB 86 Advisory Group met for the last time to review the work it finished in 2014. This year, the group will transition into an Adult Education Workgroup under the 20,000 Lives initiative for Plumas County. Add a comment

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College approved to offer bachelor’s degree

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The California Chancellor’s Office announced last week FRC will be one of 15 community colleges in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree program. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/31/2015



Feather River College will soon be more than a steppingstone on the path to a four-year degree. It’ll be the final destination.

The California Chancellor’s Office announced Jan. 20 that it approved 15 community colleges to offer four-year degrees, and FRC was on the list.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity for our students and the school,” said FRC Dean of Instruction Derek Lerch. “There is a long list of unresolved details that we’ll work quickly to address in the coming months.”
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