Board acts to protect water rights for county residents
It would be costly and difficult to haul 7,000 gallons of water a week to the top of Indian Falls, but that’s what could happen if the state curtails the Dawn Institute’s water rights.
The Dawn Garden and the residents of Indian Falls are just some of the many local water users applying for an exemption from the state’s curtailment because a spring is their sole source of water.
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Valley rancher protests tax bill
Beckwourth resident Dwight Ceresola doesn’t like his tax bill or the way the assessor’s office handled it, so he took his case to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors.
It had been so long since the supervisors presided over a tax hearing that Board Chairman Jon Kennedy had to consult a list of instructions that included the procedures for opening statements, evidence presentations, witnesses, cross examinations and closing arguments.
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County leaders cite low pay as reason for employee turnover
County employees continue to switch departments, resulting in more open positions.
During the July 1 meeting, the Plumas County supervisors approved hiring requests and listened to pay rate concerns.
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Quincy hosts High Sierra Music Festival
|A crowd of people gathers to listen to the opening band on the grandstand stage of the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds last weekend. Thousands of music lovers made their way into Quincy for the festival. Photos by James Wilson
The quiet, sleepy town of Quincy woke up last week, and stayed up all hours of the night.
The High Sierra Music Festival returned to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds for its 16th year in Quincy and its 24th year overall last weekend, and brought an estimated 10,000 festivalgoers along.
The festival brought some big acts this year, including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Widespread Panic and Lord Huron. Music was playing practically nonstop with artists rotating between three stages.
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Discussion of Indian Valley biomass plant continues
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Over the past couple years Sierra Institute for Community and Environment has flirted with the idea of establishing a biomass plant in Indian Valley; and it appears like it may soon become a reality.
Over a year has passed since the subject was open for public discussion during the Indian Valley Community Services District’s June meeting, Sierra Institute’s executive director Jonathan Kusel broached the subject once more.
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Canadian man dies in motorcycle accident
A 62-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 8, near Bucks Lake.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Blair David Imrie, of Goldstream, British Columbia, was killed after he crashed his bike on a curve.
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