HomePlumas County California News and Weatherhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=69&layout=blog&Itemid=6Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:35:48 +0000Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Managementen-gbDine Out for Digging In event supports garden educationhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12418:dine-out-for-digging-in-event-supports-garden-education&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12418:dine-out-for-digging-in-event-supports-garden-education&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6
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Digging In participants get excited about earthworms. From left: Serena Polzak, Tatum Hughes and Tenaya Fletcher. Photo courtesy Plumas Rural Services
Feather Publishing
4/21/2014
 

The Digging In garden education program is hosting its annual Dine Out for Digging In fundraiser Saturday, April 26. Digging In is a community-based program that makes hands-on garden and nutrition education possible for classes at Quincy and Greenville elementary schools.

Dine Out for Digging In guests will enjoy a meal of shepherd’s pie, generously prepared by Pangaea Café and Pub, as well as a no-host bar and a prize giveaway. Seatings are available at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Carey Candy Co. and Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative in Quincy and Lupines Natural Foods in Greenville.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:42 +0000
Earth Days Activities in Plumas Countyhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12416:earth-days-activities-in-plumas-county&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12416:earth-days-activities-in-plumas-county&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Feather Publishing
4/20/2014
 

Feather River Land Trust invites everyone to participate in community events honoring our home: Planet Earth.

April is Earth Month and Plumas County certainly knows how to celebrate. Several community groups and organizations, including the land trust, have come together to offer “fellow earthlings” a variety of activities.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:54 +0000
East Quincy Community Services District considers hiring new general managerhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12414:east-quincy-community-services-district-considers-hiring-new-general-manager&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12414:east-quincy-community-services-district-considers-hiring-new-general-manager&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/19/2014

 

The county might be doing just fine without a CAO, but the board of the East Quincy Services District is leaning toward hiring a general manager to run its operations.

The district has been without a permanent GM since September 2013, when former GM David Edwards resigned his position of one year.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:05:51 +0000
The future of clean energy is herehttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12413:the-future-of-clean-energy-is-here&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12413:the-future-of-clean-energy-is-here&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
4/19/2014

 

A future of clean energy technologies is within reach, stated the United States Department of Energy’s 2013 report “Revolution Now.”

According to the report, technologies produced by solar energy have seen a “dramatic reduction in cost” within the last five years, which have led to a “surge in consumer, industrial and commercial deployment.” Trends have shown a “historic shift to a cleaner, more domestic and more secure energy future.”

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:02:03 +0000
Cal Fire delays inspections - Wants public to understand the benefitshttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12409:cal-fire-delays-inspections-wants-public-to-understand-the-benefits&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12409:cal-fire-delays-inspections-wants-public-to-understand-the-benefits&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014
 

Cal Fire had been scheduled to begin property inspections last week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand their purpose.

“We are not asking anyone to clear cut,” said Rich Martinez, of Cal Fire. “We just want to assess the house to ensure that it’s defensible in case of a fire.”

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 14:44:20 +0000
Board says yes to district attorney, but no to county clerkhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12412:board-says-yes-to-district-attorney-but-no-to-county-clerk&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12412:board-says-yes-to-district-attorney-but-no-to-county-clerk&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014

 

With the demand for services for the criminal defendant population growing dramatically due to the impact of Assembly Bill 109, District Attorney David Hollister asked the Board of Supervisors for authorization to reorganize the alternative sentencing program.

The program had been developed in 2012 with an anticipated average of 25 participants.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 15:59:15 +0000
Gallery hosts grand reopening reception after downtown firehttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12417:gallery-hosts-grand-reopening-reception-after-downtown-fire&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12417:gallery-hosts-grand-reopening-reception-after-downtown-fire&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6
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Artist Phil Gallagher, standing tall, addresses the crowd of artists and supporters attending the Grand Reopening Reception at the Main Street Artists Gallery on April 4. The gallery was seriously damaged during the Dec. 15, 2013, downtown fire in Quincy. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/18/2014

 

The fire of Dec. 15, 2013, will go down in history as one of Quincy’s latter-day tragedies. Thankfully, no lives were lost and although four businesses were totally destroyed, several have now reopened or relocated.

Friday, April 4, was the grand reopening celebration at the Main Street Artists Gallery. With the smell of varnish still in the air, a crowd of more than a hundred artists and supporters gathered to celebrate the successful restoration and reopening of the artists’ cooperative.

Formed in 2009, the Main Street Artists Gallery was a joint effort of local artists and art patrons who desired a venue to present high quality professional art to the public as well as to provide a location for public events.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 19:24:02 +0000
Supervisors approve first round of music festivalshttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12410:supervisors-approve-first-round-of-music-festivals&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12410:supervisors-approve-first-round-of-music-festivals&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014

 

Music festival season begins soon and the Board of Supervisors approved the first two requests, both from Belden Town.

During their April 8 meeting the supervisors heard details about “Emissions,” to be held May 16 – 18, and “Raindance,” scheduled for June 6 – 9.

Belden resident Darrel Smith, who is not enamored with the local music festivals because of fire and public safety issues, voiced his opposition via letter.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 14 Apr 2014 15:05:38 +0000
Local commission opposed to trout-removal planhttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12429:local-commission-opposed-to-trout-removal-plan&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12429:local-commission-opposed-to-trout-removal-plan&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Trout-v.-frog
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to preserve yellow-legged frog critical habitat by removing the brook trout from Gold Lake in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/17/2014
 
 

Which came first, the fish or the frog?

In the case of a Plumas County lake, the state says the water belongs to the native frogs. The fish will have to go.

The state’s plan caught the local Fish and Game Commission by surprise earlier this month. And the local board wasn’t happy about it.

The commission’s board members voted unanimously to oppose the California Department of Fish and Wildlife plan designed to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsWed, 16 Apr 2014 02:59:58 +0000
Water bottle filling station installed on college campushttp://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12396:water-bottle-filling-station-installed-on-college-campus&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6http://plumasnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12396:water-bottle-filling-station-installed-on-college-campus&catid=69:-headline-news&Itemid=6Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/17/2014

 

If you’ve ever tried to fill up your water bottle at a water fountain or sink, you know that it is a long and often impossible process. Now, however, a brand new eco-friendly bottle-filling hydration station is on campus at Feather River College to make the task easier and faster.

The hydration station was made possible by efforts of the Student Environmental Association and its advisor, Darla DeRuiter, director of the environmental studies program.

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internet@plumasnews.com (Michael Condon)-Headline NewsMon, 07 Apr 2014 19:27:06 +0000