Forster named fire instructor of the year
Assistant Chief Tom Forster receives the Fire Instructor of the Year Award on Dec. 8. Back, from left: Chief Bob Frank, Chief David Schmid, Capt. Bill Robinson, Deputy Chief David Windle and Chief Thomas Hansen. Front, from left: Julie and Sneakers Cassou, Fire Chief Ed Ward (Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association president), Forster and Chief Robbie Cassou. Photo courtesy Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association
This year’s recipient of the Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association “Chief Robbie Cassou Fire Instructor of the Year Award” is Assistant Fire Chief Tom Forster. The award was presented to him at the Chiefs Association meeting Saturday, Dec. 8.
Forster comes from a long family line of firefighters spanning five generations. He holds two associate degrees from College of Marin, one in physical sciences and the other in fire science. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State University Chico in 1983. In 1993 he completed his master’s degree in human resources and resource development at the University of San Francisco.
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PG&E and Maidu agree to disagree
Where was the emergency? Why did CalFire approve plans to clearcut the part of Humbug Valley back-burned in the Chips Fire before many even knew about it? How can we make sure this doesn’t happen again?
Those were some of the questions posed during a meeting Friday, Dec. 14, between California Indians of Mountain Maidu heritage, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Lassen National Forest representatives.
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Quincy man pleads ‘no contest’ to charges stemming from counterfeiting arrest
A man arrested last month in connection with producing and passing counterfeit money in Quincy pleaded no contest to a felony charge on Dec. 7.
Christopher Hale, 30, of Quincy, pleaded no contest to a felony violation of forgery and admitted he was in violation of the terms of his post-release conviction supervision (under Assembly Bill 109).
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Upcoming Plumas County "winter road closures"
Due to current conditions, including a forecast calling for several days of snow at the upper elevations throughout Plumas County, Public Works is beginning County “winter road closures” in some areas on 12-17-2012 and will phase in other areas as weather dictates. Specifically,
Plumas County Public Works will not be plowing Gold Lake Road beyond the staging area. Sierra County is not plowing their side either.
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Stewardship celebrates 10 years of trail blazing
With 10 years of volunteer labor, and more than 35,000 hours of hard work, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is a valued entity in the maintenance of the trails in Plumas and Sierra counties.
To celebrate 10 years of success as a nonprofit group, the stewardship will be hosting Trailfest, a benefit dinner, at Nakoma Golf Resort on Jan. 19.
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