Home http://www.plumasnews.com/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:19:14 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) County successful in talks with DWR http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12880-county-successful-in-talks-with-dwr http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12880-county-successful-in-talks-with-dwr Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Thanks to skilled negotiators 11 years ago, and then again just days ago, Portola residents can access the water that they need during this drought.

While other customers of the State Water Project are limited to 5 percent of their usual allotment, those who receive their water from Lake Davis will experience no such curtailment.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:46:42 -0700
Wild and Scenic Film festival plays in Quincy http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12873-wild-and-scenic-film-festival-plays-in-quincy http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12873-wild-and-scenic-film-festival-plays-in-quincy
Wild and Scenic Film festival plays in Quincy
Feather Publishing

The South Yuba River Citizens League Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour is back in Quincy.

The only environmental film festival in Quincy, the seventh annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be screened Sept. 17, at the Town Hall Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., and films show from 6:30 to 9:30. The festival is hosted by Plumas Arts.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:39:11 -0700
Kennedy still able to represent District 5 despite family move http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12876-kennedy-still-able-to-represent-district-5-despite-family-move http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12876-kennedy-still-able-to-represent-district-5-despite-family-move Debra Moore
Staff Writer

His wife and children have relocated out of Plumas County, but District 5 Supervisor Jon Kennedy will not join them full time until January.

He spent the Labor Day weekend helping his family pack the last of their belongings, and then moved himself into a smaller home in Blairsden.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:15:16 -0700
Budget cuts force closure of Portola courthouse http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12872-budget-cuts-force-closure-of-portola-courthouse http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12872-budget-cuts-force-closure-of-portola-courthouse
The Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola, shown here Sept. 3, is scheduled to close Nov. 3 due to budget cuts. Photo by Dan McDonald
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Just four years after it opened, the Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola is scheduled to close Nov. 3.

The $4.7 million courthouse, which won several awards for its state-of-the-art design, is a victim of state budget cuts to the judicial branch.

“The trial courts have lost a billion dollars (in funding) in the last few years,” Plumas Superior Court Executive Officer Deborah Norrie said. “The Plumas court has taken its fair share of hits.”]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:21:43 -0700
Officers shut down another large marijuana operation http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12871-officers-shut-down-another-large-marijuana-operation http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12871-officers-shut-down-another-large-marijuana-operation
Some of the 1,300 mature marijuana plants at a large grow site near Genesee are pictured before they were removed, bundled, flown from the scene by helicopter and burned. Photos courtesy Plumas County Sheriff’s Office
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Local law enforcement agencies joined forces to wipe out another large marijuana field last month.

The latest seizure netted about 1,300 plants and several hundred pounds of processed marijuana in the Genesee area.

According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the processed marijuana would constitute about 4,000 plants.

Even by conservative estimates, the street value of the confiscated pot is more than $10 million.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:49:39 -0700
Chester principals announce exciting changes for 2014-15 school year http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12870-chester-principals-announce-exciting-changes-for-2014-15-school-year http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12870-chester-principals-announce-exciting-changes-for-2014-15-school-year
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Chester Elementary School Principal Sally McGowan. Chester Junior-Senior High School Principal Jeff James.
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer 9/12/2014

A budget reallocation is allowing Chester schools, and others within the district, to focus on helping all of their students succeed — no matter their situation.

This year Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Micheline Miglis adopted a new mission for its schools: to collectively inspire every child, in every classroom, every day.

Similarly, PUSD’s vision is to ensure an exemplary education with diverse opportunities, accepting no limits on the learning potential of any child.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:14:37 -0700
Blood drive comes to Portola http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12869-blood-drive-comes-to-portola http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12869-blood-drive-comes-to-portola Feather Publishing

Fall brings many changes to Plumas County, including cooler nights and mornings and the reopening of schools. One thing that doesn’t change is the need for blood donations. This year, Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary is sponsoring the Portola Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Holy Family Catholic Church in Portola.

internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:08:20 -0700
Children flock to Round Valley derby http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12881-children-flock-to-round-valley-derby http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12881-children-flock-to-round-valley-derby
This youth concentrates on the water, trying to lure a fish onto her line at the annual derby held by Plumas National Forest at Round Valley Lake last Saturday. Photo by Jennifer Kaufmann Ready
James Wilson
Sports Editor

Round Valley Lake was hustling and bustling last Saturday, as Plumas National Forest and its partners hosted the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event had a turnout of 20 participants, and had a lot to do.

Everyone had a great time with a variety of fish caught. In addition to fishing, children made crafts, played trivia games and checked out insects through a microscope at the aquatic-insect station that was set up. John Shower, from Greenville, brought his quality terrestrial bug collection that also included many flying insects.

The Mt. Hough Ranger District decided to have a science focus at this year’s derby, to show the participants some of the lesser-seen aquatic animals of the forest’s water systems.]]>
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:56:08 -0700
Volunteers sought to clean up Greenville’s Wolf Creek http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12852-volunteers-sought-to-clean-up-greenville-s-wolf-creek http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12852-volunteers-sought-to-clean-up-greenville-s-wolf-creek Feather Publishing

Sierra Institute’s Center of Forestry is partnering with Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Great Sierra River Cleanup 2014 to clean up Wolf Creek in Greenville on Sept. 20. This will be the fifth year that Sierra Institute has participated in the cleanup.

It continues the tradition of previous years by working in parallel with the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Council (now called LAWG for Lake Almanor Watershed Group), primarily concentrating efforts around Lake Almanor. LAWG will be hosting a similar cleanup focusing on the Chester Meadows area this year.
internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:22:02 -0700
Smoky skies over Plumas and surrounding counties http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12884-smokey-skies-over-plumas-and-surrounding-counties http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12884-smokey-skies-over-plumas-and-surrounding-counties Feather Publishing


The smoke blanketing Plumas County has many people asking "where is the fire?"

As it turns out, the fire is a long way from here.  The smoke is from the Happy Camp Fire on the Klamath National Forest.  The fire is over 99,000 acres in size and has been burning in very rough and inaccessible terrain since August 12th.  The fire has the potential to be one of the largest fires in the history of California.

internet@plumasnews.com (Super User) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:14:34 -0700