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Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/27/2012
 

“Mountain Memories Old and New” is the theme of the 92nd annual Chester Fourth of July Parade.

The event, which was originally hosted by Chester Ladies Club, is now under the domain of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

Leading the all-volunteer team for the second year in a row is chamber board member and local Plumas Bank manager Tracey Smith.

Read more: Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade

Quincy man grows giant pumpkin

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Guy Hinrichs of Quincy placed 12th in the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival weigh-off with his 1,115.5-pound Cucurbita maxima Atlantic giant pumpkin Oct. 6. Although Hinrichs didn’t win one of the top prizes in the 18th annual festival, he beat his personal goal of breaking a thousand pounds. The festival’s winning pumpkin weighed an astounding 1,630.5 pounds and earned its owner $9,783. This is the third year Hinrichs has entered the contest. He won $100 for his giant pumpkin. Photo submitted

 

McIntire named grand marshal of Chester Parade

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Retired school teacher Greg McIntire is this years Grand Marshal
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

“I think it’s quite an honor in the same year I am retiring as a teacher, and having been a longtime resident, to be chosen as the grand marshal for the Chester Fourth of July Parade,” said Greg McIntire.

He said the parade has always been a special event for his family, not just as parade watchers but also as active participants.

As a couple, he and wife, Cheri, used to square dance down Main Street on the Fourth of July.

As parents they were involved with the Girl Scouts of America, and their daughters, Chelsea and Stephanie, marched in the parade. One year, the family and the Scouts put together a tucked napkin float representing the American flag.

Read more: McIntire named grand marshal of Chester Parade

Threatened species protection may be warranted for the gray wolf

Feather Publishing
10/5/2012

The California Fish and Game Commission determined Wednesday that listing the gray wolf as an endangered species in the state may be warranted and declared it a candidate for future listing consideration.

The decision opens a status review to be done over the course of the next 12 months, after which the Commission could decide to list the wolf as an endangered species under state law.

Read more: Threatened species protection may be warranted for the gray wolf

Longtime residents selected as grand marshals

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

 

Dink and Dave Rife used to walk the parade route clutching lawn chairs, but this year they will be driven in style as grand marshals of the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade.

“We were surprised and flattered,” said Dink during a recent interview. “It’s an honor to be selected in this community.”

Read more: Longtime residents selected as grand marshals



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