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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Water bottle filling station installed on college campus

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/17/2014

 

If you’ve ever tried to fill up your water bottle at a water fountain or sink, you know that it is a long and often impossible process. Now, however, a brand new eco-friendly bottle-filling hydration station is on campus at Feather River College to make the task easier and faster.

The hydration station was made possible by efforts of the Student Environmental Association and its advisor, Darla DeRuiter, director of the environmental studies program.

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Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/15/2014

 

A Chester business owner said last week that his business was the latest target of a predatory attorney looking to cash in on possible Americans with Disabilities Act noncompliance.

M&M Mini Mart owner Bill Cofer said the situation began when a woman in a wheelchair supposedly arrived in a specially equipped van and then entered his business to shop.

Read more: Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

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Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

Feather Publishing
4/13/2014
 

Several community groups and organizations are collaborating to bring Earth Day activities to Quincy during the week of April 21. Drought is on everyone’s minds this year, and a film called “Treading Water” will be a highlight of the week.

The film, made by CSU Chico anthropology professor Dr. Jesse Dizard, is about groundwater in the North State, and features many familiar images from the Plumas County area.

Read more: Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

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Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month

Feather Publishing
4/12/2014
 

Plumas Bank, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), is celebrating Community Banking Month.

“Community banks help local families achieve financial stability and they also drive small business lending — keeping the communities that we serve economically healthy and vibrant,” commented Andrew J. Ryback, Plumas Bank president and chief executive officer.

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CalFire urges homeowners to maintain defensible space

Feather Publishing
4/11/2014

CalFire inspectors have begun conducting defensible space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of state responsibility area (SRA) in California.

“Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CalFire director. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of the elevated fire conditions we have been experiencing in California. We have increased our inspection staffing and now we need the public to make sure they, too, are prepared for the increased fire risk due to drought.”

Read more: CalFire urges homeowners to maintain defensible space

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