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Meadow Valley to host multiagency wildland fire exercise

Feather Publishing
The Meadow Valley Fire Department is an integral player in the upcoming wildland fire drill hosted in its district. Photos submitted

The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department, along with many others, will be conducting a wildland fire training exercise in Meadow Valley on Sunday, June 1.

According to Jerry Sipe, Plumas County Office of Emergency Services director, “although there is no actual fire, residents should expect emergency vehicles and operations throughout the community.” Most of the drill will occur between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The objectives of this training exercise are to test and improve the participating agencies’ notification, response, coordination and communication systems used during an incident in addition to expanding participants’ knowledge and use of the incident command system.

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Cal Fire to hold meetings before inspections begin

Feather Publishing


Cal Fire had been scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but instead will wait until public meetings can be held in each community.

Shane Vargas, the local representative for Cal Fire, is arranging the meetings to explain the purpose and the scope of the inspections, and to receive public input.

Dates, times and locations will be published on this website and in next week’s edition of the newspaper when they become available.

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Motivational speaker addresses Plumas Bank and FRC employees

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

If Oprah Winfrey is known for “aha moments,” Gail Cohen is known for “NOW.”

Because “now” is when the motivational speaker and author thinks women should realize their dreams and their potential.

Cohen spoke to Feather River College and Plumas Bank employees March 25 at an event titled “A Celebration of Women,” coinciding with Women’s History Month.

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Local border collie earns second agility title

Harmony Ridge Princess Tango Kizzy adds another ribbon to her growing collection.
Feather Publishing

Harmony Ridge Princess Tango Kizzy is a petite young border collie who one year ago found her “forever home” with Johnene McDonald and her pack of Australian shepherds.

Tango was taken to the Plumas County Animal Shelter when she was 4 months old because she “ate a $1,000 couch.” The owner was enraged and “boot-kicked” her through the open door. McDonald just happened to be there that day and “fell in love with the frightened pup.”

“I wanted to take her home so much but realized I just couldn’t add another dog to my life,” said McDonald. “I lost sleep all night thinking about that poor frightened pup at the dog shelter. She reminded me so much of my border collie Django who had died of a brain tumor a year and four months prior.”

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Attendees can once again savor the ‘Taste of Plumas’

Feather Publishing

Plumas Arts cordially invites everyone to come and enjoy the eighth annual Taste of Plumas on April 12 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees can “spend a lovely spring evening surrounded by artfully crafted culinary delights and libations, among an amiable gathering of friends and neighbors coming together to support an important community organization,” according to Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao.

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State nixes joint facility plan

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

A joint venture by the Plumas County sheriff and the California Highway Patrol appears to be dead just two months after it was announced.

On Friday, March 28, the CHP Commissioner’s Office said it won’t be joining forces with the sheriff to build a new joint facility in Plumas County.

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