Western Pacific Railroad Museum tells the story of the little company that could
The Western Pacific Railroad Museum, located in Portola, tells the story of a scrappy underdog railroad, the Western Pacific, and how it changed the industry through its innovation and grit.
With 160 locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars and cabooses, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum is renowned for its thorough collection of artifacts from one specific railroad company.
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Plumas County Tourism Council to create countywide marketing plan
“Tourism is about economics,” principal speaker Carl Ribaudo told a group of Plumas County Tourism Council members May 21. “It is just as competitive and brutal as any other industry.”
More than 50 people attended the brown bag lunch meeting, sponsored by Feather River College, at Serpilio Hall at the county fairgrounds. Ribaudo has 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industries as a strategic marketer. He has given numerous seminars for chambers and tourism councils.
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Residents to have new green waste option soon
An efficient, cost-effective solution has been found to temporarily solve the green waste problem in the Quincy area, but a long-term solution that could involve the entire county is still being sought.
While contracts and details need to be finalized, the basic concept is for residents to take their yard waste to Feather River Disposal on Industrial Way where it will be burned in an air curtain mobile incineration unit. The remaining soot will then be hauled to the transfer station.
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Firefighters train with helicopter to practice air evacuation
Beckwourth Fire recently hosted an intensive training with the California Highway Patrol helicopter out of Redding.
Firefighters and local ambulance personnel trained on the use of three types of devices used to hoist injured patients from the scene of an accident or wilderness where emergency vehicles would not be able to drive directly to the scene or a medical helicopter could not land.
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Former supervisor speaks out about mental health plans
For the second consecutive week, three supervisors conducted the county’s business. Terry Swofford is continuing to recuperate from surgery and Sherrie Thrall was out of town for the May 20 meeting.
But that didn’t stop several in the audience from speaking up during public comment.
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Local farmers supply weekly produce shares
The High Altitude Harvest CSA is entering into its fifth year of bringing Plumas County-grown produce to local eaters. CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a marketing system that many small farms across the country have embraced over the past decade.
When customers join a CSA they receive a weekly share of the farm’s harvest throughout the growing season. High Altitude Harvest expanded on the traditional CSA model by inviting many farms to collaborate. Instead of one farm providing all of the produce each week, each grower is able to focus on what he or she grows best.
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