The women gathered around a table at Moon’s share a common goal — bringing more tourists to Plumas County.
While there were lodging providers and storeowners in the attendance, one lady didn’t have anything to sell.
“I’m just a community member,” Karen Kleven said. “But I don’t want to live in a ghost town.”
|After a seven-day climb, Graham Shea, center, stands atop the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. He was part of a group of 90 paraglider pilots who sought to make history by flying off the face of the mountain. Even though weather prevented the flight, the pilots, along with approximately 500 porters and guides, was the largest group to ever climb Kilimanjaro. Photo submitted|
Graham Shea set out to make paragliding history last month when he and 89 other pilots climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in the name of charity.
The seven-day climb, which began Jan. 29, was supposed to culminate in a momentous flight — the first time that the Tanzanian government permitted paragliders to take off from Kilimanjaro. Permission was granted in exchange for a $1 million donation to local charities.
Shea, a Quincy resident, shared the experience with his brother, John Kennon “JK” Shea, who also has a passion for flying and giving back. They became aware of Wings of Kilimanjaro through their work with Plant With Purpose, an organizationfounded in 1984 to address deforestation and environmental degradation in the tropics. Plant With Purpose expandedto work in six countries, including Tanzania.
A Portola couple was arrested last week on charges of cruelty to a child.
Jessica Nicole White, 22, and Eric Charles McDowell, 20, were charged with causing traumatic brain injuries to White’s 2-year-old daughter and allowing her to suffer before seeking treatment.
The injuries the girl sustained on Oct. 3, 2012, caused swelling on her brain and required emergency brain surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. The 2-year-old spent several weeks under intensive care after the surgery. She is reportedly still suffering partial paralysis.
In the eyes of the state, a Quincy auto-repair shop is no longer in business. But the business owner said he isn’t going down without a fight.
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors renewed its contract with Sue McCourt, the county’s fire prevention specialist.
The board approved a one-year contract extension during its Feb. 19 meeting, after McCourt presented a brief update on her work.
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