75 YEARS AGO..........1937
The heaviest rain in the 12 day storm that has skyrocketed precipitation in Plumas County to a point more than double the average of the last 40 years fell in a five hour period Tuesday morning. The rain brought this years total to 16.04 inches with the normal on average for the last 40 years registering at 7.90 inches. Streams are running bank full and the Feather River canyon was closed for two hours Friday with an earth slide.
50 YEARS AGO..........1962
The new science wing at Portola High School will be the first building unit ordered under the Plumas Unified School District construction program when the override tax was approved at the November. The project to include two new classrooms and a kindergarten room at the Pioneer Elementary School campus in Quincy was also authorized.
25 YEARS AGO..........1987
The Plumas County Wildlife Shelter in Quincy burned to the ground last week on Thanksgiving Day. Shelter volunteers had planned to completely move the shelter the next day to a new location so the shelter was not full of animals at the time of the fire. However, a red tail hawk was lost in the fire. Although Quincy Fire Department chief Andy Anderson said the cause was a smoldering cigarette, volunteers suspect possible arson.
10 YEARS AGO..........2002
The Golden Merchant award of 2002 awarded by Plumas Corporation was awarded to small business Nellz Town Pump in Greenville.
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