Safeway will remain Safeway, but changes are in store
Since the Fair Trade Commission gave its approval Jan. 27 for Safeway and Albertsons to merge, many in Plumas County have wondered what is to become of Quincy’s Safeway.
Local shoppers won’t see any changes related to the corporate merger. In regard to how the store looks and operates, however, there are some changes in the works.
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Butterfly Twain forest restoration meeting planned
Interested members of the community are invited to help develop the Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project. A meeting on the project is set for Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plumas County Library conference room, 445 Jackson St. in Quincy.
The Forest Service project, located about 4 miles northwest of Quincy, would reduce the threat of wildfire to nearby homes and wildlife habitat, retain and restore ecological resilience, provide timber harvest opportunities and improve watershed function.
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Artists can enter to win a stay in Black Mountain Lookout
|Visitors to the Black Mountain Lookout on the eastern edge of the Plumas National Forest take in the views. Artists are invited to compete in a juried art show to win a one-week stay in the lookout. Photo by Liz Odell
Plumas Arts is working with the Plumas National Forest on its second annual juried art show and competition.
The Artist in Residence program provides a unique opportunity for one artist to spend one week at the Black Mountain Lookout to draw upon the breathtaking landscapes of the Plumas National Forest for inspiration.
In return, the program asks that the artist donate an original piece of artwork from this experience as well as hold a free workshop or open house for the public.
Plumas Arts will coordinate the application process and hosting a juried art show of works entered at the March show in the Plumas Arts Gallery.
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Building department struggles to keep up with workload
When staff decreases, but the workload doesn’t, what happens?
Whenever a department head makes a request to the Board of Supervisors involving staff, he or she must include an organizational chart. Late last month Building Official John Cunningham presented such a chart with a budget transfer request.
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Greater Portola’s air pollution triggers EPA action
Wood Stove Workshop
The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District will host a Wood Stove Workshop as follows:
March 19; 6 p.m.
Portola Veterans Hall
449 W. Sierra Ave., Portola, CA 96122
The Environmental Protection Agency says air quality in the greater Portola area shows “very high levels of particle matter” — or smoke — that can be linked to premature death, work and school absences, aggravated asthma, acute respiratory symptoms, chronic bronchitis and decreased lung function.
On Jan. 15, the EPA officially designated the area as “federal nonattainment” based on data monitored by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District. The information shows levels exceeding the federal annual standard from 2011 through 2013, especially during the winter.
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