Plumas County celebrates Earth Week
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors recently issued a proclamation supporting Earth Week activities in Plumas County. Understanding that the original Earth Day was developed to give visibility to the state of the environment, the supervisors encourage all citizens to join with their communities in celebrating this week. The following is a list of the Earth Week activities planned for the Quincy community.O
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Local CHP traffic stops down 20 percent in 2011
California Highway Patrol officers made fewer traffic stops in Plumas County last year — almost 20 percent fewer than its three-year average.
According to 2011 statistics provided by the Quincy Area CHP, the number of accidents also fell by 8.5 percent compared to 2010.
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Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza
A long-forgotten remnant of Quincy’s past could cost more than $30,000 to dig up and remove.
Crews conducting investigative core drilling at the Dame Shirley Plaza discovered a large underground tank last month.
The tank was likely used to store fuel oil for the old Quincy Hotel, which burned to the ground in 1966.
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July 4 planning under way; Mohawk celebration needs support
Planning for the Mohawk Valley’s three-day Fourth of July celebration is now under way, but the committee wants the public’s help.
This is the 40th anniversary of the popular event that draws from 20,000 to 30,000 to the area during the holiday weekend.
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Oels takes oath at council meeting
The April 11 Portola City Council meeting began with one vacant seat — the one reserved for Councilman Dan Wilson.
His absence didn’t go unnoticed as fellow Councilman Bill Weaver questioned his whereabouts, noting that it was Wilson’s job to be there. But Wilson wouldn’t have stayed in his seat for long.
Following the public comment portion of the meeting, the consent calendar and election results certification, Phil Oels took the oath of office. Wilson’s nameplate was removed and Oels took his seat on the dais.
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County approves two festivals at Belden Town Resort
Belden Town Resort plans to host at least four music festivals again this summer.
At its meeting Tuesday, April 10, the county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to issue permits for the resort’s first two events.
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