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Volunteers perk up library garden

Feather Publishing
6/6/2012

 

Volunteers Ellen Balestri and Carolee Watts have transformed the wildflower garden at the Portola Branch Library.

They began the project several weeks ago by pulling the weeds and preparing the soil with a compost mix. The area does not have a sprinkler system, so they planted low-water usage perennials alongside existing grape hyacinths, lavender and California poppies.

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Swofford and Simpson headed towards victory; Election results available here

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
6/6/2012

Plumas County Supervisors Terry Swofford and Lori Simpson are overwhelmingly winning their respective races in Tuesday’s primary election. If the percentages don’t change, the two supervisors would avoid a run-off in November by capturing more than 50 percent of the votes in their districts.

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Portola High School VP named as new principal

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/6/2012

Portola High School’s new principal is already a familiar face around campus — she’s vice principal Sara Sheridan.

It’s been only eight years since the 34-year-old Sheridan landed her first teaching assignment at Portola High School. She taught 10th-grade social studies and physical education.

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Indian Valley preschoolers plant their own Garden

Feather Publishing
6/4/2012

 

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Indian Valley State Preschool children enjoy a garden party thanks to a grant and several supporters in the community. Photo submitted
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