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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Feather River College offers community education classes and workshops

Feather Publishing
6/3/2011

 

Want to have a summer to remember?  Consider the opportunity to learn about the stars, explore culture through films, create a nature journal, learn basic computer skills or participate in African dance, by checking out the community education classes offered this summer by Feather River College.

Beginning June 11 and running through August, students of all ages are welcome to take part in the low-cost, not-for-credit program. There are 17 fun and informative classes, some taking place throughout the county.

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Plumas County Picnic takes place Saturday June 4; Fair update

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
6/1/2011

In his report to the Plumas Sierra County Fair board May 25, manager John Steffanic laid out plans for the 2011 county fair.

The fair, Aug. 10 – 14, will focus heavily on children’s entertainment. In addition to the recently approved puppet show entitled “Puff the Magic Dragon,” there will be a small circus, jugglers and the hay maze will return.

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No green thumbs required: Gardeners and wannabees are welcome at Dawn Gardens

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/1/2011

A free compost workshop begins the organic gardening season Saturday, June 4, at the Dawn Gardens in Indian Falls, where a new crop of summer interns is as busy as the bees.

Master Composter Bob Boschee will lead the workshop and show people using hands-on techniques how easy it is to build a good compost pile.

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Cloud seeding forum held in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/1/2011

The forum hosted by the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee (ABWAC) Wednesday, May 25, fielded a panel of six scientists in response to community concerns about cloud seeding in the Lake Almanor Basin.

The issue surfaced when Basin resident Lisa Marcus, at the urging of ABWAC member David Durkin, attended the March 9 committee meeting. During the public comment period she read a summary of her concerns that included questions she wanted answered by Pacific, Gas and Electric Company.

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Sierra County museums open for the summer

Feather Publishing
6/2/2011

When the Kentucky Mine stamp mill was up and running at its maximum, you could hear the 10 1,000-pound stamps crushing gold-veined quartz ore for miles around. In fact, the din of the several stamp mills operating near Sierra City during the gold rush days of the 1800s was so uproarious that people had to get inside somewhere in order to carry on a conversation!

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City of Portola committee looks into rate study

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
6/1/2011

The ad hoc committee formed to review proposed city water and sewer rate hikes gave its first report at the May 25 regular meeting of the Portola City Council. In response to significant public outcry during the Proposition 218 process, Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark and council member William Weaver were appointed to the committee to look into other options.

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