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Prescribed burns planned for Plumas National Forest

Feather Publishing
10/31/2014

Plumas National Forest officials have started to conduct a number of prescribed burns this fall to reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.

“To the extent economically feasible, we’ve removed all merchantable materials prior to burning,” said Earl Ford, forest supervisor. Planned projects include burning piled materials, low- to moderate-intensity understory vegetation burns on the forest floor, and moderate- to high-intensity broadcast burning of brush. The goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires, provide added protection for communities in the wildland-urban interface, promote more diverse and resilient ecosystems, and improve habitat for wildlife.

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County won’t pursue joint-facility plan with CHP

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
10/30/2014

The sheriff and California Highway Patrol won’t be sharing a new office in Quincy.

Last week the Board of Supervisors told the state that “Plumas County is simply not in a position to move forward with such a project due to financial and time constraints.”

The supervisors decided against the joint-facility plan during closed session after their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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Community pitches in to grow ‘Giving Garden’

Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/30/2014

“The Lord was bothering me to do something about it,” said LouRene Fitzsimmons when she saw the condition of the community garden last fall.

The garden is on Nevada Street and First Avenue in downtown Portola.

Katy Dyrr and Carmen Lopez, of Plumas Rural Services, began the garden years ago with a grant from WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Sierra Pacific Industries donated the wood for the first planting boxes.

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College board discusses transfer plan and future plans

James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/29/2014

Despite heavy hearts and a solemn tone stemming from the recent death of student Abigail “Grace” Holland, the Feather River College board of trustees carried on with its regular meeting Oct. 16. The meeting started with a moment of silence for Holland before going into items on the agenda.

The college’s transfer plan was a hot topic, as athletic advisor Greg McCarthy presented the 2014-15 plan to the board for approval. The plan detailed the goals and activities of the transfer center at FRC.

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