Butt Lake & Bucks Wilderness Open
As of 9:00 am, September 7, 2012, Butt Lake Road (County Road 305) will re-open to the Butt Lake dam according to Plumas County and Plumas National Forest officials. The 305 road leaves Highway 89 near Prattville and then runs along the eastern shore of Butt Lake. PG&E facilities including the Ray Adams Boat Launch and Ponderosa Campground at the lake will re-open while the Cool Springs Campground will remain closed for the season. The fire that burned adjacent to the lake was low intensity. Most of the canopy remains green and wildlife is moving through the area.
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Chester Air Attack Base addresses community concerns
Samantha P. Hawthorne
With the onset of fire season, many Lake Almanor Basin residents have been concerned with the lack of activity out of the Chester Air Attack Base.
Many residents have asked countless times, “Why aren’t they flying?” During several community meetings, Chips Fire officials responded, “Lack of visibility has kept us grounded.”
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Jazz concert series ends after 30-year run
For 30 years jazz aficionados arrived at the Graeagle picnic grounds on Sunday afternoons to listen to music, dance and visit with longtime friends.
But last Sunday marked the end of the era that began in 1982 when Julius “Julie” Cardoza and Herb Newell, now both deceased, established the concerts.
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Senator meets with forest managers to discuss Chips Fire
Samantha P. Hawthorne
California State Senator Ted Gaines, First District, visited the Lake Almanor Basin Aug. 26; the area was recently declared an economic disaster area.
During his visit, Gaines toured the Incident Command Post (ICP), and joined a 9 a.m. cooperators briefing hosted by Plumas National Forest (PNF) officials and California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.
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Kids Fishing Derby at Round Valley this weekend
The Plumas National Forest Fisheries Department along with community volunteers will host the annual free fishing derby at Round Valley Reservoir this Saturday, Sept. 8. The derby will be held between 8 a.m. and noon.
Youngsters under 15 are invited to participate in the derby. There will be prizes for the biggest fish and the most fish caught. Contestants will be split up into three age groups for more chances to win a prize.
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