Ski hill to open winter 2015
The newly installed chairlift at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl at Plumas-Eureka State Park sits at the bottom of the hill waiting for completion. The Eastern Plumas Recreation District plans to have the hill back open next winter. Photos by Carolyn Shipp
The Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl has been a common topic of conversation for Eastern Plumas County citizens over the past few years. For years the mountain has been without the echo of jubilant skiers, and the community has been left without the economic boost the winter activities could bring to the area.
However, that could very soon change. Through the collaborative efforts of the Eastern Plumas Recreation District and Plumas-Eureka State Park, as well as a myriad of other entities, the ski hill could reawaken as soon as next winter.
Yet, the question arises: How will this ski hill operate? What will prevent it from shutting down again like it did in the past?
The board members of the recreation district are prepared to answer those questions.
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Plans to rebuild burned downtown block on hold
Four months after the Dec. 15, 2013, fire that destroyed a half-block of downtown Quincy, the corner sits empty and will likely remain that way for a while.
Tommy and Carol Miles, who had been refurbishing the former Great Northern building (one of the two structures destroyed in the fire), hope to have building plans and permits completed within a month, but don’t anticipate construction beginning anytime soon.
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Family of man killed by deputy seeking damages
Three family members of a Portola man who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy last year have filed a wrongful death claim against Plumas County.
Mariano Joseph Mauro, Jr., Anthony Joseph Mariano Mauro and Angelena Mauro are each seeking $2 million in damages for the death of their father, Mariano Joseph Mauro.
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Quincy cools off with some ice cream
The crowd listens to the music and mills around at the ice cream social. Though the event was announced just two days earlier, a large number turned out for free ice cream and live music.
How cool is Quincy, the town voted the coolest small town in the West? Ice cold. The England-based company Wall’s apparently thinks so, at least. The European ice cream company set a crew up in Quincy on April 11 to film a commercial to be aired online later this month.
The company coordinated with the San Francisco branch of DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., a global advertising firm. Some members of the firm saw Quincy on Yahoo late last year, voted as one of the coolest small towns in America, and thought it would be a great location to film.
“It’s such a cute, quaint, small town,” explained DDB’s Danielle Watchman on its choice of location. “We really liked the look of it. We thought it would be a nice fit for what we are going for.”
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Many forest campgrounds to open for start of fishing season, others by Memorial
The Lassen National Forest will soon open select campgrounds near prime fishing waters in conjunction with the start of the 2014 fishing season.
Forest officials project plenty of campsites will be available to meet anticipated demand for the opening day of trout season.
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Dine Out for Digging In event supports garden education
Digging In participants get excited about earthworms. From left: Serena Polzak, Tatum Hughes and Tenaya Fletcher. Photo courtesy Plumas Rural Services
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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