Public health donates hydration stations to PUSD
James WilsonStaff Writer
|Marley and Finn Linford test out the new hydration station water dispenser at Quincy Elementary School last week. All the schools in the county will have hydration stations installed in their cafeterias by the time winter vacation is over, thanks to a donation by the public health department. Photo by James Wilson
Students in Plumas County now have no reason to get dehydrated. Last Monday, the Plumas County Public Health Agency donated hydration stations to the Plumas Unified School District.
Public health donated enough beverage dispensers to place one in the cafeteria of each school in the district. The idea is to promote water consumption during the school day and steer children away from sugary drinks.
A hydration station is different from the average drinking fountain in that it’s designed to fill water bottles up completely without the hassle of a traditional spigot. The stations are meant to augment existing drinking fountains located at the schools.
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County changes rules for outdoor festivals; New ordinance requires more notification
Last summer the Plumas County supervisors found themselves approving music festivals just days before the event, with tickets already sold.
The supervisors questioned why they were being asked to approve a permit for a concert that was so imminent, but then learned that their own ordinance requires a public hearing no sooner than 60 days before an event, and no later than 30 days.
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Indian Valley firefighters to throw formal event
Looking for a fancy way to spend your evening this Saturday? Jim Hamblin, Greenville fire chief, and his crew invite you to their Firemen’s Ball on Jan. 10 in the Greenville Town Hall.
The theme is “Carnival in Venice,” featuring the magic and whimsy of Italy’s city of water.
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Fire Safe Council seeks $1.5 million for projects
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The money would come from two new Cal Fire grant programs.
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County fair chief presents free workshop on event organizing
Those who need to put on an event and want to know where to begin are invited to a “fun and extensive” workshop to be held Jan. 28, 2015, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. “Not only will you learn the many nuts and bolts of putting on a successful event, you will find out many secrets of making it memorable as well,” said organizer John Steffanic.
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