Jail prepares a special holiday gift; Inmates bake 290 dozen cookies for Plumas County seniors
|Jail Commander Chad Hermann and Corrections Officer April Gott show off some of the 290 dozen Christmas cookies prepared by inmates last week. Photo by Dan McDonald
One of the joys of Christmas is the spirit of giving.
For people who spend the holiday as an inmate in the Plumas County jail, traditional gift-giving options are extremely limited.
But they do the best they can.
This year the jail inmates and staff again collaborated to prepare a Christmas treat for people who sometimes go without — the county’s senior citizen.
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Effort to underground Greenville utilities continues
“You’re lying to me,” Supervisor Kevin Goss told representatives of Frontier Communications, as he strove to prove that the company had been notified in a timely manner of plans to underground utilities through Greenville.
“We did search all of our records and didn’t uncover any documentation,” said Charlie Born, the manager of government and external affairs for Frontier.
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2014 features chills, spills, and small-town thrills
| Union Pacific Railroad workers respond to the scene of a Tuesday, Nov. 25, derailment in the Feather River Canyon near Belden. Photo by Mike Taborski
Sheriff Greg Hagwood said Chris Driscoll represents everything he is looking for in a deputy — a man of integrity with strong ties to the community.
On Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, Driscoll continued his law enforcement progression when he was sworn in as a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy.
Driscoll, a graduate of Quincy High School and Feather River College, took the oath from County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams on the steps of the Plumas County Courthouse lobby.
With his wife, Lindsay, and their sons, Cooper, 5, and Kade, 2, at his side, Driscoll received enthusiastic applause from family and friends on hand for the ceremony.
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Plumas Audubon volunteers gather for annual Christmas bird counts
|Plumas Audubon Society President Jerry Williams scopes birds on Marble Hot Springs Road in Sierra Valley. Photo courtesy Terry Williams
The bird nerds are back, for the 115th time.
Plumas Audubon Society volunteers gathered for breakfast at Sharon’s Café in Portola before heading out for the annual Sierra Valley Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 17. The trek across a 15-mile-diameter circle locating and identifying area birds is part of a National Audubon Society tradition started in 1900.
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Study shows drought unusual in comparison to past 1,200 years
Two climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have shown that the California drought of 2012-14 has been the worst in 1,200 years.
Daniel Griffin, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota, and Kevin Anchukaitis, an assistant scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, asked the question, “How unusual is the ongoing California drought?” Watching the severity of the California drought intensify since last autumn, they wondered how it would eventually compare to other extreme droughts throughout the state’s history.
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