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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Plumas County leaf peepers wanted for fall color reports

Feather Publishing 
10/14/2011

The Plumas County Visitors Bureau has launched its phenomenally popular Awesome Autumn campaign. As part of the campaign, the bureau is looking for foliage reports from local leaf peepers. Timely reports and photos follow the changes in leaf color as they happen across Plumas County.

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Photo by Dan Nie/courtesy Plumas County Visitors Bureau

Read more: Plumas County leaf peepers wanted for fall color reports

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Outreach efforts to target seniors in Chester and Portola

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
10/12/11

What if you could guarantee that you would receive certain services in your old age that would allow you to continue to live on your own — at no cost?

That’s precisely what Plumas Rural Services (PRS) is proposing to do with its time bank, Community Connections. The idea is elegant in its simplicity. Today, while you’re still able-bodied, you provide services to others and bank your hours for your own time of need.

Read more: Outreach efforts to target seniors in Chester and Portola

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Brew fest at Mountain Harvest Festival Saturday

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
10/13/2011

As Plumas Arts prepares for the eighth incarnation of its Mountain Harvest Festival fundraiser Saturday, October 15, 2011, organizers are trying to balance the best of the old with the new.

MountainHarvestFestTo that end, beer lovers can expect longtime favorites like Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. from Chico and Great Basin Brewing Co. of Reno along with newcomers like Loomis Basin Brewing Co., High Water Brewing from Redding and Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. Beer makers from as far away as Ireland and Nova Scotia and as close as Blairsden will be pouring samples at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds (map) from 1 to 5 p.m. The gates open at Noon.

Read more: Brew fest at Mountain Harvest Festival Saturday

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Medicare's Part D open enrollment begins October 15

Feather Publishing
10/12/2011

Thousands in Plumas County affected, workshops planned

PASSAGES wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment to change or enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan known as Part D begins October 15 and ends December 7.  This is a date change from prior years.  During this open enrollment, people will also be able to make changes to their health care coverage, such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Read more: Medicare's Part D open enrollment begins October 15

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Plumas County supervisors approve volunteer policy

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/12/2011

Plumas County relies on the help of volunteers — at least 137 of them, according to a recent survey.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Board of Supervisors approved a policy designed to standardize the training and background checks for people who volunteer their time and services to the county.

Read more: Plumas County supervisors approve volunteer policy

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