Three hundred sixty-eight acres of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. land show evidence of last year’s emergency logging operations in the Humbug Valley. Allegations that the logging destroyed protected Mountain Maidu archeological sites have since put a rift between PG&E and tribal representatives. Photo courtesy Ken Holbrook
Allegations of Native American archeological sites being destroyed by logging operations have caused a rift between members of the Maidu Summit and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
In mid-April, tribe member Farrell Cunningham took a trip to Humbug Valley only to discover a nearly destroyed Maidu village site, a broken grinding rock, and devastated house pits — all of which he believed to be caused by last year’s logging operations.
In addition to the apparent damage, new archeological materials were discovered adjacent to an existing archeological site. Cunningham said, “Evidence of habitation is all around in the form of obsidian and basalt debitage (chips from production of stone tools) but no action has been taken by PG&E.”
The eighth annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Dame Shirley Plaza across from the courthouse in Quincy.
There will be a variety of speakers, including Assemblyman Brian Dahle, with music provided by the Kepple sisters.
Back in 1968, Congress passed the National Trails System Act and designated the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail as the first two national scenic trails.
The PCT Association’s Northern Sierra regional representative, Justin Kooyman, said the intent of Congress was to secure long-distance trails with superior scenery for users to enjoy.
With the Department of Water Resources renegotiating with its 27 state water contractors, the topic will be included routinely on the Board of Supervisors agenda.
The Plumas County Flood Control District is one of the water contractors.
A Chilcoot man said he shot 14 pack rats because of a neighbor’s trash-heaped property, and offered to clean up the mess himself if the county would provide a Dumpster.
But he probably won’t have to do that.
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