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Water district adds amphibious vehicle to its arsenal

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
1/25/2012
Argo
As you drive through Hamilton Branch you may notice an odd looking yellow vehicle parked in front of the Hamilton Branch Community Services District office. This is the district’s new amphibious vehicle, an Argo 6x6 650 HD. It should make servicing the community’s spring during the winter much easier than it has been in the past.
Photo by Jason Theobald

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County-community landscape project is blossoming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
1/25/2012

The new Almanor Recreation Center (ARC) in Chester has, from its early beginnings, received tremendous community support — support that continues to grow with each passing day.

The first big step in this collaboration began with the efforts of Gini Natali to form an unfunded recreation district in the Lake Almanor Basin. A diamond of the first water when it came to community advocacy, Natali had learned of the potential of funding that would come to every recognized recreational district in the state of California.

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Restoring Last Chance and Red Clover: Public comments sought

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/25/2012

Controversial watershed restoration projects will be explained to the public Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in the clubroom at the Indian Valley Museum in Taylorsville.

Local ranchers and water rights holders garnered support from county supervisors last year, so more of an effort at public outreach and a Plan B in case of unexpected water shortages are now required.

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Black-backed woodpecker may be headed toward endangered species list

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/25/2012

Black-backed woodpeckers are the subject of a petition for protection now being reviewed by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

The Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission in October 2010 for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.

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