State assemblyman and senator draw a crowd for Quincy meeting
|State Assemblyman Brian Dahle, third from left, visits with constituents before the start of a townhall meeting in Quincy on March 27. Photos by Debra Moore
Of the dozen or so topics broached during a townhall meeting hosted by state officials March 27, a senate bill on vaccinations drew the most public input.
Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents for a little over an hour during the first of a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
A standing-room-only crowd filled the Quincy library meeting room for the 11 a.m. gathering. After some brief introductory remarks by Dahle (Gaines was held up in traffic and entered about 15 minutes later) the crowd questioned the duo on vaccinations, water rights, forest practices, the bullet train and more.
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Public will have chance to weigh in on biomass boiler
The Sierra Institute is poised to receive $2.6 million from the California Energy Commission, but first the public will have a chance to comment on the biomass boiler that would be built near the county’s health and human services building in Quincy.
The commission announced March 10 that it had awarded $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment after ranking it No. 2 out of the nearly two dozen proposals received.
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New homes found for all nursing home patients
As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.
Five residents remained March 24, but all except one had plans to relocate within the week.
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Steve Gibbons named superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Steve Gibbons has been selected as the next superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park, after serving as acting superintendent at the park for the past four months. He will begin his new role in early May.
“Steve has been outstanding as interim superintendent at Lassen Volcanic,” said Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. “Now with him moving into the superintendent position permanently, we all look forward to his continued strong leadership there.”
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Jury finds Stringfellow guilty of murder
Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow was found guilty on Thursday, April 2, of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death.
The jury deliberated most of the day before announcing the verdicts at 6:20 p.m. in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy.
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