Thermal curtain may still be in Lake Almanor’s future
M. Kate West
After what have been several years of silence well noted by Plumas County officials and the grassroots Save Lake Almanor Committee, the California State Water Resources Control Board has communicated through an end-of-year release of a Level 3 Report involving temperature control alternatives that may impact Lake Almanor.
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Quincy woman graced 1936 Rose Parade
At 16, Grace McManus (standing, third from left) represents the city of South Gate in the 1936 Rose Parade.
Photo courtesy Grace McManus
In 1936, when she was just 16, Grace McManus, nee Nelson, was a princess in the Tournament of Roses Parade — the theme was History in Flowers.
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Dye pack turns Stover Creek neon green
A sea-dye packet caused confusion and alarm Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as it turned the normally pristine waters of Stover Creek in Chester a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
Such packets are used in many applications, the most common being their use by individuals or groups in distress at sea to alert search and rescue parties to their location.
Found west of Meadowbrook Loop hanging from a tree along the creek, the dye packet had not completely emptied its contents when responders from Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and Chester Fire Rescue found it and took it down.
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Court stops MediCal cuts
A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction temporarily barring the state from instituting MediCal cuts to skilled nursing facilities.
U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Dec. 28, after hearing arguments Dec. 19.
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County steps up support for logger in battle with Forest Service
The largest employer in Greenville said it might be too late to save his logging business and the 30-plus jobs that go with it.
But Plumas County supervisors said they are going to keep doing “everything in our power” to help.
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Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents
Five hundred Plumas County residents may be eligible for no-cost health insurance thanks to a new program announced last week.
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) said Dec. 21 it would expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34 mostly rural California counties, including Plumas County, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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