Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations
M. Kate West
A Chester business owner said last week that his business was the latest target of a predatory attorney looking to cash in on possible Americans with Disabilities Act noncompliance.
M&M Mini Mart owner Bill Cofer said the situation began when a woman in a wheelchair supposedly arrived in a specially equipped van and then entered his business to shop.
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Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21
Several community groups and organizations are collaborating to bring Earth Day activities to Quincy during the week of April 21. Drought is on everyone’s minds this year, and a film called “Treading Water” will be a highlight of the week.
The film, made by CSU Chico anthropology professor Dr. Jesse Dizard, is about groundwater in the North State, and features many familiar images from the Plumas County area.
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Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month
Plumas Bank, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), is celebrating Community Banking Month.
“Community banks help local families achieve financial stability and they also drive small business lending — keeping the communities that we serve economically healthy and vibrant,” commented Andrew J. Ryback, Plumas Bank president and chief executive officer.
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CalFire urges homeowners to maintain defensible space
CalFire inspectors have begun conducting defensible space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of state responsibility area (SRA) in California.
“Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CalFire director. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of the elevated fire conditions we have been experiencing in California. We have increased our inspection staffing and now we need the public to make sure they, too, are prepared for the increased fire risk due to drought.”
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Supervisors support two Assembly bills
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors’ meeting got off to a quiet start April 1, when not one person spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting — an unusual occurrence.
“Larry?” Board Chairman Jon Kennedy asked as he scanned the room, looking for veteran board observer Larry Douglas who regularly addresses the board during the opening public comment period.
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Stewardship earns national recognition; Youth program thrives
High school students from all over Plumas County participate in the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Storrie Student Trail program. Photo courtesy Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
The effort of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been recognized nationally and the trail development group’s youth program is now officially an award-winning program.
The California Trails and Greenways Conference Foundation honored the Storrie Student Trail Program with a Merit Award for Kids and Trails at the foundation’s conference in Palm Springs on April 9. Stewardship Executive Director Greg Williams received the award on behalf of the stewardship.
“It’s just a huge confirmation to us that we are doing something right,” said Stewardship Trail Programs Director Tara Stone.
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