Two walk away from crash, plane destroyed
|Pilot John Fehrman, pictured, and his passenger, Isaac Preston, escaped serious injury when Fehrman’s plane made an emergency landing in a rugged and remote area northwest of Antelope Lake. The 1946 Euro Coupe was completely destroyed in the crash. Photo by Isaac Preston
Two Plumas County men escaped serious injury when the plane they were flying went down in rugged terrain early Sunday afternoon, July 27.
Quincy business owner and pilot John Fehrman said his 1946 Euro Coupe 415C, based in Quincy, didn’t respond as he applied power to climb and clear a ridge. He said he was left with no choice other than making an emergency landing in a thicket of pine trees.
Fehrman, 62, a seasoned pilot who has logged more than 7,000 hours of civilian flight time, departed the Chester airport at approximately 10:20 a.m. with passenger Isaac Preston.
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Carwashes in two communities help Portola resident in need
|Fundraising organizer Commander Chad Hermann, left, stands with Haley’s mother, Christy Perkins, Haley Perkins and Jose Carillo, Haley’s stepfather and a seven-year U.S. Navy veteran. Ten-year-old Haley has undergone 12 surgeries in four years. Photo by Austin Hagwood
The gleam of a surgeon’s scalpel strikes fear in even the bravest adult hearts. But for 10-year-old Haley Perkins, the operating room remains a constant reality.
Helping Haley will be the focus of the Plumas County Jail’s carwashes in Portola and Quincy on Aug. 3, with all proceeds going to the Perkins family as they grapple with the mounting cost of their daughter’s medical care.
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Fire safe council tackles projects throughout county
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council is overseeing fire safe activities from one end of this county to the other.
Nils Lunder, the organization’s coordinator, visited the Board of Supervisors on July 15 to share highlights from each of the supervisorial districts.
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Sheriff, Forest Service raid two major pot-growing sites
Dan McDonaldManaging Editor
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service joined forces to shut down two major marijuana-growing operations this week.
According to Sheriff Greg Hagwood, the operations were run by Mexican drug cartels.
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Almanor area provides setting for art show this weekend
|Mike Carey brings both originals and prints of his exquisitely executed wildlife art to the Almanor Art Show. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts
The 45th annual Almanor Art Show takes place this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, on the beautiful Collins Pine Lawn right on Highway 36 in Chester. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Admission to the event is free so that you can save your pocketbooks to support the vendors,” said Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts director.
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Local crisis team will bring together multiple agencies
| Lt. Joe Edwards
Local law enforcement could soon change the way it deals with people suffering from mental health issues — with a crisis intervention team.
The team is the brainchild of local California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards.
“You bring together mental health, police, medical, fire personnel, and you have a team that can go out and be proactive,” Edwards said. “If we have someone who we know needs help, maybe someone who has had multiple contacts with law enforcement, this crisis team goes out and tries to have a consensual contact with the person to see if we can help them.”
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