High school students hired for Storrie Fire restoration work attend their first orientation session at Mount Hough Ranger Station on May 4. Goofing off from left: Lucas Carmichael, Che Rubalcava-Cunan, Christina Anderson, Craig Martynn, Sierra Buttes crew leader Mandy Beatty, Levi Kinateder, Lauriee Jackson, Lathecia Watson, Jade Arrieta and crew leader Cody Clayton. Photo by Laura Beaton
Eight high school students from around the county and beyond will be gainfully employed this summer doing restoration work in the Storrie Fire area.
The students attended their first orientation at Mount Hough Ranger Station on May 4.
Their trail work will begin June 24 and continue for six weeks, Monday through Thursday, with weekends off.
The program is a partnership between the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Plumas National Forest, Plumas Unified School District, Feather River College, Pacific Crest Trail Association and numerous sponsoring businesses.
Life is beginning to return to normal in northern Plumas County. All Plumas County roadways and highways are open, but continue to watch for loose or falling rocks. Laboratory testing has cleared the Lake Almanor Mutual Water District system, so the ‘Boil Water Advisory’ has now been lifted. To help residents with disposal of broken or damaged televisions, computer screens, or other electronics, special E-Waste Events have been scheduled for the Chester Transfer Station and the Greenville Transfer Station this Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Electronic devices will be accepted at no charge at both locations.
A group of Lake Almanor Basin businesses are working together to promote the area as a vacation destination.
For the last year, five local businesses — Wally’s Peninsula Market, Knotty Pine Resort and Marina, Lake Almanor Brokers Realtor Joe Gilmore and Smith Properties — have been working on a marketing campaign that reaches out to residents of the Reno/Sparks area to come visit Lake Almanor.
Sixteen interns from Feather River College’s business class gave presentations in the Gallery on May 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Career Technical Education Transitions Director Rajinder Gill led the showcase along with CTE/Economic Workforce Development Director Amy Schulz.
The 2013 High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra takes a break from practicing to pose for a photo May 8. Conductor Johnene McDonald, far left, and musicians from all walks of life have been diligently practicing for the upcoming Spring Concert on Sunday, June 2. Everyone’s invited to an “evening of extravagant music” beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School.Photo by Laura Beaton
Plumas Arts and Face the Music Studio announce the advent of the 11th annual Spring Concert on June 2.
The musical event will occur in the cafeteria at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The event will feature student soloists on bagpipes, guitar, piano and cello. These talented musicians will entertain the audience with performances of classical, traditional and original compositions.
A student group called the String Wizards will play four tunes, including classical and modern compositions.
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