Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Lassen Film Festival
“Lassen Volcanic National Park has waived fees on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 to encourage visitors to attend the second annual Lassen Film Festival and discover winter in the park,” said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. These free entrance days coincide with the scheduled fee-free day on Monday, January 21 in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Canyon Dam boat launch will be plowed
The Lassen National Forest has announced that in response to public input, the Canyon Dam boat launch area will be kept open for the remainder of the winter season to allow access to the shoreline area for fishing.
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Plakk resigns from Chester Public Utility District board
M. Kate West
The president of the Chester Public Utility District’s board of directors resigned last week. And a CPUD board secretary might do the same.
The 4 p.m. start of the Jan. 8 CPUD meeting was delayed as directors awaited the arrival of board president Tonu Plakk and secretary Dick Withrow.
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Freshly groomed trails offer easy gliding
The freshly groomed trails at Jamison Canyon Trailhead sparkle in the light of a clear, crisp morning. A group of volunteers groomed the new snowshoe and cross-country ski trail with Plumas-Eureka State Park’s new snowmobile and grate. The trails are open to the public and offer new views of the winter wonderland. Photos by Carolyn Carter
Snowshoe enthusiasts and cross-country skiers can now glide along easily through miles of winter wonderland in the Jamison Mine and Johnsville area.
With the help of Plumas-Eureka State Park’s new snowmobile and grate and a handful of volunteers, the informal trails made with years of use have now been groomed and packed.
The fresh trails present a smooth and easy foundation for snow pedestrians to enjoy the outdoors and see a side of the mountains normally reserved for the extreme snow devotee.
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Ag shows increase over prior year, but down from a decade ago
Plumas County experienced 23.6 percent growth in agriculture production value in 2011, with livestock and field crops showing impressive gains of 18 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Timber revenues rose 14 percent.
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