Board says yes to district attorney, but no to county clerk
With the demand for services for the criminal defendant population growing dramatically due to the impact of Assembly Bill 109, District Attorney David Hollister asked the Board of Supervisors for authorization to reorganize the alternative sentencing program.
The program had been developed in 2012 with an anticipated average of 25 participants.
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Gallery hosts grand reopening reception after downtown fire
Artist Phil Gallagher, standing tall, addresses the crowd of artists and supporters attending the Grand Reopening Reception at the Main Street Artists Gallery on April 4. The gallery was seriously damaged during the Dec. 15, 2013, downtown fire in Quincy. Photo by Laura Beaton
The fire of Dec. 15, 2013, will go down in history as one of Quincy’s latter-day tragedies. Thankfully, no lives were lost and although four businesses were totally destroyed, several have now reopened or relocated.
Friday, April 4, was the grand reopening celebration at the Main Street Artists Gallery. With the smell of varnish still in the air, a crowd of more than a hundred artists and supporters gathered to celebrate the successful restoration and reopening of the artists’ cooperative.
Formed in 2009, the Main Street Artists Gallery was a joint effort of local artists and art patrons who desired a venue to present high quality professional art to the public as well as to provide a location for public events.
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Supervisors approve first round of music festivals
Music festival season begins soon and the Board of Supervisors approved the first two requests, both from Belden Town.
During their April 8 meeting the supervisors heard details about “Emissions,” to be held May 16 – 18, and “Raindance,” scheduled for June 6 – 9.
Belden resident Darrel Smith, who is not enamored with the local music festivals because of fire and public safety issues, voiced his opposition via letter.
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Local commission opposed to trout-removal plan
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to preserve yellow-legged frog critical habitat by removing the brook trout from Gold Lake in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area.
Which came first, the fish or the frog?
In the case of a Plumas County lake, the state says the water belongs to the native frogs. The fish will have to go.
The state’s plan caught the local Fish and Game Commission by surprise earlier this month. And the local board wasn’t happy about it.
The commission’s board members voted unanimously to oppose the California Department of Fish and Wildlife plan designed to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog.
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Water bottle filling station installed on college campus
If you’ve ever tried to fill up your water bottle at a water fountain or sink, you know that it is a long and often impossible process. Now, however, a brand new eco-friendly bottle-filling hydration station is on campus at Feather River College to make the task easier and faster.
The hydration station was made possible by efforts of the Student Environmental Association and its advisor, Darla DeRuiter, director of the environmental studies program.
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Local environmental lawyer offers water presentation
The public is invited to attend a presentation by Michael Jackson, entitled “California’s Water Issues: Meeting California’s Water Needs Despite a Shrinking Water Supply.”
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