The recent frigid conditions that blanketed Plumas County for nearly three weeks appear to have lifted a little. But the cold weather left its mark. And there is little doubt that we will see more of it before spring arrives.
While the snow plow drivers enjoy a well-deserved rest, this is a good time to emphasize the importance of being careful, aware and better prepared when the next round of snow and ice hits.
If you had a chance to get rid of your beat-up old automobile and buy a new $20,000 car for two thousand bucks, what would you do?
It would be a pretty easy decision.
Plumas County is facing a similar decision concerning its long-outdated jail. With a potential $20 million grant within its reach, the county could realistically replace its jail with a state-of-the-art facility for about $2 million.