Big Creek Road near Bucks Lake now open
Big Creek Road, near Bucks Lake, is now open until snow forces closure for the winter. A slip-out a few years ago caused road realignment away from the top of the bank. The Federal Highway Administration awarded a contract for a retaining wall, drainage improvements and guardrail so the road could be returned to its original alignment. Paving will occur next summer when temperatures allow; currently there is a gravel section over the new drainage pipe. The completed wall is a wire-and-earth wall called a “mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall.” Photo courtesy Plumas County Public Works
Supervisors approve Visitors Bureau funding with Plumas Corp
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $150,000 contract with Plumas Corporation, primarily for Visitor’s Bureau services, at a Tuesday, Oct. 12, meeting.
The board approved contracts for $111,495 total with the various county chambers of commerce and a $29,700 agreement with Plumas Arts without incident at a September meeting.
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Plumas District Hospital facing challenges recruiting physicians
One of the toughest things for small, rural hospitals like those in Plumas County is recruiting and retaining quality physicians.
During Plumas District Hospital’s recent Measure B debate, one of the main arguments the hospital gave for new construction was the need for a facility that would lure potential physicians.
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Almanor volunteers plant 50,000 trout
M. Kate West
“Those trout are catchable size; much larger than we received last year. Boy, are they going to be big in the spring, “ said Paul Garrido, Almanor Fishing Association Oct. 18, during the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) delivery of 50,000 trout to the local fish cage program.
Garrido estimated the fish being delivered were six to eight inches long, an average of two inches longer than the fish delivered in 2009.
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Community Development Commission to assume control of Wildwood Village
The Plumas County Community Development Commission is in the final stages of taking control of the Wildwood Village complex, which will be dedicated entirely to providing subsidized housing for seniors and disabled residents.
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Revised fire protection maps could help generate more projects
Plumas Corporation Executive Director John Sheehan told the Board of Supervisors, at a recent meeting, that improvements to the county’s and Plumas National Forest’s wildland urban interface (WUI) maps could generate $2.7 million in economic activity over the next two years.
Read more: Revised fire protection maps could help generate more projects