Beginning farmers seeking land
The new Sierra Intensive Farmer Training program has an eager batch of farmer trainees who will soon be seeking land to farm. The SIFT program is working to connect these farmers with local landowners who are interested in leasing space for food production.
Ideal plots of land can be as small as one-eighth of an acre, up to 5 acres or more. Access to water and decent sun exposure is essential, and fertile soils are a plus. Land can be flat or on a moderate slope, and even somewhat rocky soils would be considered.
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Joining a fire district in the Almanor Basin
When Almanor Basin residents began receiving their $150 CalFire fee notices this fall, they got more than a bill.
They learned whether or not they were part of a fire protection district and were able to save $35 if they were.
The fire fees helped bring awareness to an issue that a group of volunteer citizens had been working on — countywide fire protection.
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Supervisors tackle host of issues as year winds down
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors met in its second-to-the-last meeting of the year Dec. 11 and approved a number of requests from various departments.
The supervisors OK’d filling three vacant positions in social services, and hiring a full-time public works employee in La Porte and a half-time employee for the county library in Quincy.
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Seneca graduates first certified nursing assistant class
M. Kate West
Seneca Hospital, in coordination with Feather River College, graduates its first class of certified nursing assistants Dec. 12. Back from left: instructor Karen Stratton, RN, and Katelyn Todd. Front from left: Jessie Guthrie, Mary Kendall, Amanda Sterling, Laura Semrau, Sheryl Richard and Summer Rivera. Photo by M. Kate West
The graduation of seven certified nursing assistants made Wednesday, Dec. 12, a festive day on the campus of the Seneca Healthcare District.
The day marked the end of twice-weekly training over a four-month period and an employment opportunity for each of the graduates.
“This was a class that was coordinated with Feather River College. What a benefit to us in taking care of the community,” said Registered Nurse Pam Valencia, director of staff development.
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New director appointed to fair board
Kate West of the Lake Almanor/Chester region was appointed to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair governing board of directors at the Board of Supervisors meeting Dec. 11.
“I have always loved the fair and the connection it makes with community, lost arts like canning, country life through 4-H and history in general,” West said. Her term runs for three years.
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