Pack donkeys add historical element to guided walk through Snake Lake area
| Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his donkey Bonita.
An eager group of hikers took a walk back in time during a guided hike highlighting ecological, historical and cultural aspects of the Snake Lake area.
Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his son Sam led their two pack animals and 16 interested hikers on an 8-mile walk from the former townsite of New Boston to Snake Lake, Smith Lake and back to New Boston on Friday, Aug. 8.
As Lawson’s two donkeys were packed up with food, water, backpacks and a first aid kit, Lawson told the story of Bonita, the wild donkey he acquired from Navajo country.
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Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against QHS grad Reed
A Michigan judge last week dismissed rape charges against former Quincy High School sports standout Evan Reed.
According to reports from several Detroit-area media outlets, the judge ruled the accuser wasn’t credible and it wasn’t proven that she was incapacitated.
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New employees top county officials’ wish list
After years of cuts in personnel, department heads want to see some positions restored.
Of the six county department heads who met with the Plumas County supervisors Aug. 12, three asked for more employees.
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Railroad Days a landmark success
|Benny, Penny and Dude provide music for railroaders at the Portola City Park during the 32nd annual Railroad Days. Photo by Austin Hagwood
The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days featured gunfighters galore, driving rock music and trains whizzing down the tree-columned Canyon.
But for organizer Patricia Ryan, the jam-packed weekend of Aug. 8 – 10 brought more than dunk tanks and benefits for the city of Portola.
It also delivered a revival of community spirit.
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Community blood drive set for September
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|Seneca Hospital Auxiliary president Jude Morse and Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bill Mahaffey display the poster for the community blood drive. Photo submitted
The Chester community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town Chester from noon until 6 p.m.
“Volunteers of the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary will be calling community members to assist them with appointments to donate. Donors may also schedule a donation time by visiting bloodhero.com or by calling me at 259-3626,” SHA president and drive chairperson Jude Morse said.
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Native plant enthusiasts meeting set
Ever wonder what that plant along the side of the road is? An upcoming meeting will connect folks with a shared interest in native plants.
The introductory meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy library, 445 Jackson St.
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