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K-9 Search and Rescue: Dedicated to their craft of helping others

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/11/2012
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Plumas County Search and Rescue K-9 team members have a combined total of more than 26 years in the field. From left: Georgia Knutsen and Ty, Lori Powers and Moxie, and Annie Kreth with Sparkle and Fred. Photo submitted

Work for a K-9 search and rescue dog begins at the young age of 8 to 10 weeks and can continue, dependent upon the individual dog, from age 5 to 10 year..

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Packer Lake inspires Petaluma artist

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/7/2012

In the morning she writes, in the afternoon she paints; and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Penny Popken wrote for the Marin Independent Journal for 18 years, penned a garden column for the San Francisco Examiner and contributed regularly to Sunset Magazine. She continues to write about wine, food and fine living for a variety of publications. Writing was her work.

But that changed a little in 2005 when her youngest daughters went off to college and she turned to a childhood hobby — painting.

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FRC president on short list for CEO at Merced Community College

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
6/9/12

Feather Publishing has learned that Feather River College President Ron Taylor was one of four candidates to attend a public forum in Merced June 5. According to an article in the Merced Sun Star, Taylor is in the running for the chief executive position at Merced College.

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Volunteers perk up library garden

Feather Publishing
6/6/2012

 

Volunteers Ellen Balestri and Carolee Watts have transformed the wildflower garden at the Portola Branch Library.

They began the project several weeks ago by pulling the weeds and preparing the soil with a compost mix. The area does not have a sprinkler system, so they planted low-water usage perennials alongside existing grape hyacinths, lavender and California poppies.

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Swofford and Simpson headed towards victory; Election results available here

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
6/6/2012

Plumas County Supervisors Terry Swofford and Lori Simpson are overwhelmingly winning their respective races in Tuesday’s primary election. If the percentages don’t change, the two supervisors would avoid a run-off in November by capturing more than 50 percent of the votes in their districts.

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