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Communities must be involved in forest management

Michael De Lasaux - Where I Stand
Natural Resource Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension
2/27/2015

For several years now, the focus of national forest management by the USDA Forest Service has been collaboration to restore forests at a landscape scale. Congress passed the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program legislation in 2009.

Meetings hosted by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council and the Plumas National Forest to discuss the CFLR program are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Town Hall and March 4 at the Chester Memorial Hall.

When the CFLR legislation became law the Quincy Library Group, one of the first collaborative groups to focus on national forest restoration, had already been influencing landscape-scale efforts in the Northern Sierra Nevada for 17 years.
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Entire region benefits from Good Neighbor Policy

Dr. Kevin Trutna - Where I Stand
Superintendent/President
Feather River College
2/25/2015

For over two decades, residents of Plumas County and other border communities relied upon the Good Neighbor Policy for a reciprocal reduced tuition agreement between California and Nevada colleges. This existing arrangement was voided in 2012 when Nevada officials no longer permitted reduced tuition for California residents, thereby canceling the reciprocity language that is required in California statute. As a result, residents from both border communities were forced to pay full out-of-state tuition even though they lived a few miles from the state line.
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Many agencies and individuals stepped up during storm response

Feather Publishing
2/20/2015

It has been nearly two weeks since a powerful storm blew through Plumas County, but the impact likely will be with us for a while.

Almost daily Feather Publishing receives an emailed photo or letter from someone showing us the damage to their property.

As storms go, this one was a doozy — hurricane-force gusts knocked down trees and power lines all over the region. The opening salvo of wind Friday morning, Feb. 6, smacked us like an unexpected punch. It was followed by four days of rain that measured up to 6 inches in some areas.

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Each of us should carefully consider vaccination stance The outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in December should serve as a wakeup call to all of us to weigh the benefits and the dangers of immunizations and then make our own individual ch

Feather Publishing
2/13/2015

The outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in December should serve as a wakeup call to all of us to weigh the benefits and the dangers of immunizations and then make our own individual choices responsibly.

We disagree with those state and federal lawmakers who say immunization for diseases such as measles should be mandatory. All actions potentially have consequences, but health care decisions should be made by each individual and family and not forced upon the populace by government.
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This news should make us feel like a million bucks

Feather Publishing
2/6/2015

It has been nearly a decade since the first reports of the nationwide housing bubble started making the news. In 2007 — fueled by a collapse of shady mortgage-backed securities that nearly led to an all-out collapse of the banking system — the bubble burst.

The fallout rocked economies worldwide. Trillions of dollars in wealth evaporated in a matter of months and led to the worst recession since the Great Depression.
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