Home http://www.plumasnews.com/ Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:26:31 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) County leaders plan to hire several employees http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13001-county-leaders-plan-to-hire-several-employees http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13001-county-leaders-plan-to-hire-several-employees Debra Moore
Staff Writer

County officials didn’t waste any time after the 2014-15 budget was adopted to seek permission to fill vacancies in their departments.

During its Oct. 7 meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized a dozen positions to be filled. Some will be internal promotions, but most will be advertised to the public.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:16:29 -0700
Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13015-supervisors-begin-meeting-with-lively-public-comment-set-new-winter-hours http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13015-supervisors-begin-meeting-with-lively-public-comment-set-new-winter-hours Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Public comment turned out to be livelier than normal during the Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 7 meeting, with supervisors sparring with a candidate, and a concerned citizen taking on the Forest Service.

District 5 supervisor candidate Jim Judd drew some fire when he passed out a document with highlights from the meeting between California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow and Sheriff Greg Hagwood, when the former was in town to discuss the possibility of collaborating on a new administrative building for the two agencies.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:28 -0700
Taylorsville business celebrates cash register centennial http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13004-taylorsville-business-celebrates-cash-register-centennial http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13004-taylorsville-business-celebrates-cash-register-centennial
Jack and Karen Wood, parents of Kelly Tan, stand near the famous 100-year-old cash register in Young’s Market. Photos by Miriam S. Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

What do you get for a 100-year-old cash register on its birthday? Cash would seem the obvious answer. However, at the party Kelly Tan and her family have planned for their centennial register, at Young’s Market in Taylorsville on Saturday, Oct. 18, she thinks cake will suffice.

That’s why she’s holding a cake contest, along with many other activities, for anyone who wishes to attend.

The party will be from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be free food and beverages; samples of fine cheeses; live music; and homemade, nitrate-free barbecued sausage — free-range chicken will also go on the barbecue.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:16:21 -0700
Portola City Council candidates answer questions http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12995-portola-city-council-candidates-answer-questions http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12995-portola-city-council-candidates-answer-questions Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer

From five candidates, voters will choose two to fill open Portola City Council positions in November.

Bill Powers and Pat Morton are the appointed incumbents, and their challengers are John Gault, Linda Van Dahlen and Terri Woods.

The candidates answered questions put to them by Feather Publishing. Each candidate was given a limit of 120 words per answer.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:39:26 -0700
FRC plans tribute for deceased student Abigail "Grace" Holland http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13007-frc-plans-tribute-for-deceased-student-abigail-grace-holland http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/13007-frc-plans-tribute-for-deceased-student-abigail-grace-holland Feather Publishing
Update 10/15/14 12:30 p.m.

The family of Grace Holland has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in the wake of Grace's death. They said they have been deeply moved by the stories, anecdotes and memories about Grace. A special email address has been established for people who would like to send a message directly to Grace's family. Photos and video clips are also welcome.  The address is: rememberourgrace@yahoo.com



Two tributes have been planned for Abigail “Grace” Holland, the Feather River College student who died last weekend.

According to FRC President Kevin Trutna, a short vigil will take place tonight at 7:30 (Wednesday, Oct. 15) in the FRC gymnasium. The vigil will follow the volleyball game.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:42:21 -0700
Plumas Audubon works to help Lake Almanor grebes http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12994-plumas-audubon-works-to-help-lake-almanor-grebes http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12994-plumas-audubon-works-to-help-lake-almanor-grebes Grebesallxb Western grebes strengthen their pair bond with courtship rituals. “Rushing” is a form of synchronized dancing the couples do in unison, flapping their wings and running across the water. Photo by David Arsenault Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

For the last five years, Plumas Audubon Society has been tracking grebes on Lake Almanor and collecting data about their populations, migration and nesting habits.

The focus of the project is to help the grebes survive on the lake by stabilizing water levels. In 2010, the water surface elevation dropped more rapidly than in any other year and grebes had the lowest reproductive success.

David Arsenault, executive director of Plumas Audubon, believes there is a direct link between water levels and the use of Lake Almanor water by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:29:28 -0700
Plumas County Public Health Agency sets free flu vaccination drive-thru clinics http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12993-plumas-county-public-health-agency-sets-free-flu-vaccination-drive-thru-clinics http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12993-plumas-county-public-health-agency-sets-free-flu-vaccination-drive-thru-clinics Feather Publishing

The Plumas County Public Health Agency recently announced its free seasonal influenza drive-thru vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. There will be plenty of vaccine available for Plumas County residents. Clinics will begin Oct. 27.

Flu vaccine will be available for anyone who wants to be protected from influenza. The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Public health officials strongly encourage vaccination for people at high risk of serious complications from flu: pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease, or other chronic conditions.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:55:38 -0700
FRC student found dead morning after party http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12996-frc-student-found-dead-morning-after-party http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12996-frc-student-found-dead-morning-after-party Holland Abigail Grace Holland is pictured in this photo on the Feather River College website. Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

The Feather River College community is still trying to come to grips with the death of a student whose body was discovered Sunday morning at a cabin in Prattville.

The death of Abigail “Grace” Holland was still under investigation early this week.

Holland, a 19-year-old sophomore from Park City, Utah, was found dead by FRC students the morning after a party at the cabin.

According to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Holland is suspected to have died sometime during the night.

She was found lifeless in the cabin’s living room by some students who spent the night at the cabin.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:03:07 -0700
Mountain Harvest Festival features musician with local roots http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12992-mountain-harvest-festival-features-musician-with-local-roots http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12992-mountain-harvest-festival-features-musician-with-local-roots
The LoLos feature Matt Heyden, right, who got his musical start in Plumas County. They will play at the upcoming Mountain Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts
Feather Publishing


The 11th annual Mountain Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds provides a wide selection of craft beers and organic and sustainable wines for tasting.

It is also an event that brings many people home to visit friends and family and enjoy the amazing color of a High Sierra fall, say organizers.

This year the event welcomes home a musician that got a solid footing in his music career in Plumas County. Matt Heyden began his adventure as a vocalist in local shows including The Soul Juke Box, Words & Music and in a number of local musical groups. For Mountain Harvest he brings his new band, The LoLos, to headline the event.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:28:58 -0700