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Guidelines for the $4-a-Day Challenge

  • Choose any seven consecutive days between Sunday, April 5 and Sunday, April 26 to complete the Challenge.
  • Plan to spend only $4 per person, per day on food. This is a food budget only; other considerations like rent, utilities, and transportation are not included.
  • Plan to eat only food that you have purchased during the Challenge.
  • Plan to track all of your food spending during the Challenge.
James Wilson
Staff Writer

Plumas County Public Health employees decided to put their money where their mouth is — literally.

Public Health launched the $4-a-Day Challenge on April 5 to raise awareness about the difficulties of eating healthy on a limited budget. Employees of the county office decided that if they were going to urge people to give the challenge a shot, they had to as well.

The difficulty involved with eating healthy on just $28-a-week, they reported, is eye opening.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:49:08 -0700
Heart K Ranch to feature native plant walk
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David Popp transplants Indian Hemp at the Heart K Ranch. Photo by Vanessa Vasquez
Feather Publishing

Join David Popp, California Native Plant Society member and local botanical enthusiast, for a spring plant walk at the beautiful Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley on Saturday, April 18.

Popp will lead tour participants through the black oak woodlands and the Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests behind the historic Heart K Ranch main house.

The plant walk is open to all people and is part of the 2015 Plumas County Earth Days.

No experience is required—just bring closed-toe walking shoes, water, a hand lens if you have one and a notebook if you would like to sketch or take notes.

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Rec district offers free live scan fingerprinting M. Kate West
Staff Writer

The Almanor Recreation and Park District has arranged a live scan fingerprinting session for Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., reported board president Sean Delacour.

The cost of the live scan is $56 per individual and ARPD will pay the full cost for those who volunteer as soccer coaches, referees, board members, prospective board members and paid staff, as well as parents who coordinate youth programs such as drop-in basketball or open gym for the district.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:49:29 -0700
Supervisors appoint Mimi Hall interim mental health director Discuss hiring consultant to revamp department Plumas Board of Supervisors
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Public Health Director Mimi Hall will double her duties and serve as interim director of the county’s mental health department as well.

The announcement was made following a closed session meeting of the Plumas Board of Supervisors on April 7.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:54:11 -0700
Radio show exposes reality of drug use
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Erin Roth interviews a guest on her KQNY radio program “The Jane and John Doe Show.”  Roth aims to shed light on the struggles drug addicts go through. Guests on the show, which airs Thursday and Sunday nights, tell their stories of addiction and recovery. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

A Quincy woman is taking powerful heart-wrenching stories of people who triumphed over drug use to the radio waves.

“The Jane and John Doe Show” airs on the Quincy public broadcast station KQNY in an attempt to spread a message of hope to addicts, their families and people that love them.

“I think the big deal is to let people in this bad situation know they’re not alone and there is hope,” said Erin Roth, the show’s host, about the message she hopes is evident in the program.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:21:20 -0700
Ward Fire is now 80 percent contained GeneseeFire Flames from the Ward Fire are visible in the Genesee Valley Monday night. Photo by Greg Knight
Feather Publishing
9:00 a.m. update:

The Ward Fire is 80% contained with full containment expected shortly.

Firefighters have a line around the perimeter but need to finish hose lay and drop trees that threaten to fall over the line. Warmer, dryer air will create the potential for increased fire behavior during the day.

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Former Black Crowes lead singer performs at Sierra Valley Lodge debut
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The Sierra Valley Lodge’s grand opening weekend is set for May 1 in Calpine. Photo courtesy Sierra Valley Lodge
Ann Powers

Staff Writer

Former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson is taking the “family” to the Sierra Valley Lodge’s grand opening weekend next month in Calpine.

On May 2, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is set to perform at the 96-year-old historic lodge, recently purchased by the Parish Entertainment Group.

“It’s awesome we’re getting such a big name to start,” said Nicole Beck, lodge manager. “This night will be a big shebang, but it will be one of many to come with future events.”
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Mule Deer Foundation awards $25,000 to local project
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Volunteers from the local chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation roll an 800-pound, 1,800-gallon tank for a wildlife guzzler over a manzanita thicket and up a hill in a remote area in Plumas National Forest on March 28. Photos courtesy Colin Dillingham
Feather Publishing

The Mule Deer Foundation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, awarded a $25,000 grant to the local Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest to improve habitat for mule deer.

The local chapter wasted no time and started utilizing those funds March 28.

A long-term program, initiated in the 1980s by retired forester Gary Rotta to install a series of water catchment basins for wildlife, termed “wildlife guzzlers,” received a huge boost for 2015.

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AT&T mobile customers in Quincy without service Feather Publishing 4/14/2015

AT&T mobile customers who live in or visit Quincy have been without service since April 9 and the situation may not be remedied until May 1. According to company technical service representatives who have responded to a barrage of complaints from the Quincy area, the culprit is a malfunctioning connection node on a transmission tower, complicated by an expired lease.  ]]> (Kevin Mallory) -Headline News Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:47:17 -0700