Construction union awards scholarship to Quincy resident
|Quincy High School graduate Kendal Hicks plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has help from Operating Engineers Local 3, which recently awarded her a scholarship. Photo submitted
Quincy Junior-Senior High School graduate Kendal Hicks has won a $7,500 college scholarship from Operating Engineers Local 3.
Hicks, the daughter of Local 3 member Randy Hicks, was chosen for her outstanding academic achievements and involvement in many extracurricular activities. She was part of her school’s concert, jazz and honor bands and served as president of the school’s Service Club, organizing activities such as Safe Trick or Treat, Thanksgiving dinner for the community and blood drives throughout the year.
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UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County
Though it is still dwarfed by the giant trees surrounding its Meadow Valley camp, the University of California at Berkeley’s forestry program is celebrating a milestone that puts it in the same category with the ancients: its 100th anniversary. The program and the wild nature of Plumas County have been intertwined since the program’s very beginning and continue to co-produce ongoing generations of foresters.
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Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement
A former Portola real estate agent was fined and sentenced to five years of probation last week after pleading “no contest” to felony embezzlement.
Earl Warren Morrison, 67, was convicted of taking more than $54,000 from a property management trust account when he worked for Portola-based Lynn Welch Realty.
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Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC
Yes, Feather River College has telescopes and an observatory! The FRC observatory will be open Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Charles Arrowsmith, who teaches astronomy at FRC and leads the local RECON project team, will be on hand to help guide visitors through the night sky and to provide information about astronomy activities and education in Plumas County.
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High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?
Fiber optics can provide high-speed Internet, but only if your equipment is ready for it.
“We provided a real high-end connection,” said Brenda Compton, Plumas District Hospital’s information technology director. “We went from providers complaining every single day (about the speed) to no complaints.”
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