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Coalition seeks to increase breastfeeding rates

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Professionals from health service agencies in both Lassen and Plumas counties come together in Chester for a Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting. Back from left: Jana McDowell, Theresa Woodbury and Terri Smith. Front from left: Leslie Goni, Laura Heiss, Linda Margaretic, Carmen Lopez, Katy Dyrr and Katie Jamieson. Photo by M. Kate West

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/9/2015

A bicounty coalition is working to make breastfeeding the “norm” in Plumas and Lassen counties.

Chester was the hosting location of the Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting held Jan. 23.

MILC has been in existence since 1997. Its mission is to promote, support and advocate for breastfeeding in Plumas and Lassen counties.

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Indian Valley Youth Summit seeks mentors

Feather Publishing
2/8/2015
 

The Indian Valley Youth Summit is looking for adults in the community who are willing to mentor a local young person.

The Youth Summit is a community organization formed four years ago to address and study the apparent epidemic of suicidal depression among young people, as evidenced by five actual Indian Valley youth suicides in a span of five years.
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Schomac buys Woodbridge, invites public to rename

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/6/2015


After recently closing escrow on the Woodbridge development in Portola for about $700,000 plus $267,000 in property taxes, the developers report they would like the public to help them rename the project.

Schomac Group Inc. invites Feather Publishing readers to post name suggestions in the comment section after this story on Plumasnews.com.

Schomac said it is looking for a name befitting the future housing and commercial area located at the end of Gulling Street behind Portola High School. Plans call for 1,005 dwelling units and approximately 170,000 square feet of business space. Add a comment

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Rec district invites the public to help with future vision

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/7/2015

The Almanor Recreation and Park District is encouraging Lake Almanor Basin residents to engage in discussion and creation of a future vision when it hosts its annual Strategic Planning Workshop on Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the district’s headquarters building at 102 Meadowbrook Way (the modular next door to the Truman Collins Sports Complex). Add a comment

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Winds topple trees and power lines; several fires reported

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This downed tree on Chandler Road near the corner of Quincy Junction Road blocked emergency vehicles from reaching a fire early Friday morning, February 6, 2015. Photo by Kevin Mallory

Feather Publishing
2/6/2015
10 a.m. update:


Wind gusts from a strong Pacific weather system are causing numerous problems in Plumas County.

There are reports of several fires as well as downed trees and power outages.

U.S. Forest Service strike teams are on the scene of two fires in the Spring Garden area.

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