Plumas birder breaks personal record down under
James WilsonStaff Writer
|This southern cassowary, spotted by Colin Dillingham, lives in Kuranda, an area in Queensland, Australia. The flightless bird has no keel on its sternum bone.
When listening to Quincy’s Colin Dillingham talk about birding, one must pay extra attention. He uses a lot of “fowl” language.
Dillingham just finished breaking a personal record for the number of bird species he has seen in one year. Partly due to a trip to Australia, Dillingham marked 625 species for 2014.
Dillingham arrived back in Quincy last week, energized for another year of birding, the hobby that has taken him to the ends of the world.
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Supervisors discuss business permits, but want more info
When it comes to Plumas County issuing business licenses, there are more questions than answers.
“No one knows what businesses are here,” Supervisor Lori Simpson said. “We should get with the program.”
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Supervisors hear some good news; Utility company will pay its portion of underground work
The Plumas Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 13 opened with some good news — Frontier Communications will pay to underground its lines along the Highway 89 corridor in Greenville.
Public Works Director Bob Perreault made the announcement following a conference call with representatives from the company.
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New association aims to support county grand jury
Civil grand juries have been around for centuries. They came to America with the first settlers from Europe.
The grand jury plays a vital watchdog role to help ensure local government — along with public schools, police and special districts — does the best job possible for its citizens.
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College foundation presents Dancing with the Stars
The widely known primetime show “Dancing with the Stars” is leaping out of the television and sashaying its way into Plumas County. The Feather River College Foundation is presenting its own version of the popular television show and organizers say the event is guaranteed to have high ratings.
The Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds will the setting the evening of Feb. 13. At 7 p.m. 10 couples, consisting of Plumas County’s most popular “celebrities,” will leave it all on the dance floor as they compete for the gold and roses.
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