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Apple JOLT offers chance to make use of forgotten fruit

Feaather Publishing
10/23/2014

The third annual Apple JOLT (Juice ’em Or Lose Them), organized by Transition Quincy, will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the white house across the street from Quincy Natural Foods.

The community is invited to scour Quincy for apples and bring them to the event for juicing. Volunteers will help to crush and squeeze the apples into juice. Participants are encouraged to bring clean bottles in which to carry home the finished juice to enjoy.

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Portola volunteer firefighter battles leukemia

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Laurie Sears
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/23/2014

  “I’m concerned about fire. I think residents need to be more aware,” said Lauri Sears. Lauri and her husband Pete Sears have been volunteers with the Eastern Plumas Fire District  since 2007.  Pete is a volunteer firefighter and Lauri works at their thrift srtore.

  Lauri has been on leave from the Portola Fire Department since April, when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Add a comment

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Fall burning project planned for Chips Fire area

Feather Publishing
10/22/2014


Residents and visitors to the area of the Lassen National Forest where the Chips Fire burned in 2012 might soon notice some smoke in the air.

That’s because a prescribed burning project is planned in units burned during the Chips Fire that were recently helicopter salvaged. Additional small-diameter snags have been felled, creating concentrations of fuel scattered throughout the units.
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Native plant meeting focuses on seeds

Feather Publishing
10/20/2015

A California Native Plant Gathering is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Quincy library at 445 Jackson St.

The gathering is facilitated by David Popp to connect and learn with others interested in seeing, growing, propagating and sharing knowledge.
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Parents express concern over school board’s lack of teacher support

James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/21/2014

“There seems to be a lack of support from the board. In general, this creates a poor school culture.”

Those were the sentiments Bridget Isham, expressed to the Plumas Unified School District board during the public input portion of the regular meeting of the Plumas County Board of Education at Portola High School on Oct. 9.
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