A Few Brews and a Banjo and much more!
M. Kate West
|A Few Brews and a Banjo is an event that supports the music and drama programs at both Chester Elementary and Chester High School. Photo by Jan Davies
What could possibly make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork Feather River, under the shade trees in the Chester Park, while tapping one’s toes to bluegrass music and sipping a tasty microbrewed beer?
“Absolutely nothing,” said Jeff Bryant, event coordinator and Plumas Arts Lake Almanor Basin representative.
He said residents and guests can gain all this and more by attending the 10th offering of “A Few Brews and a Banjo,” a music festival Saturday, June 21.
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No injuries in field landing during Father’s Day Fly-In festivities
Update: Sunday afternoon, the same plane was being towed on Highway 70 through downtown Quincy back to the airport. This photo was taken on the corner of Lawrence St and Railway Ave. Photo by Eli Marchus
Three passengers and the pilot of this Cherokee 180 escaped injuries when the pilot made an emergency landing in a field just east of the Quincy airport Sunday morning.
Read more: No injuries in field landing during Father’s Day Fly-In festivities
Plumas Bank collects more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter
|Six-year-old John Paul Gilbert and brother Emmerson, 4, help Plumas Bank collect peanut butter for local food banks. Photo by Debra Moore
Plumas Bank customers deposited more than money last month — they brought in jars of peanut butter.
It was part of a month-long campaign to support local food banks and pantries in the communities the bank serves.
The bank undertook a peanut butter drive in advance of the summer months so that food pantries would be stocked with a kid-friendly and nutritious item.
Read more: Plumas Bank collects more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter
Board delays approving holiday music festival Responds to concerns voiced by emergency responders
Concerns about adequate emergency medical response prompted the Board of Supervisors to delay authorizing a music festival in Belden during the Fourth of July weekend.
The supervisors were poised to approve permits for three concerts during their June 3 public meeting, but refrained from approving the Priceless concert scheduled for July 4 – 6 in Belden. They were scheduled to discuss the issue again during their June 10 meeting, after giving promoters time to address concerns raised by paramedic Steve Tolen and Ashley Blesse, a registered nurse and emergency services manager for Plumas District Hospital.
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Special districts take stand in LAFCo fee dispute
The Plumas County Special Districts Association (PCSDA) wants to use its collective muscle to change a fee structure in the county. It also wants two seats on the Local Agency Formation Commission board of directors.
That was the message the association agreed to send to the county Board of Supervisors last week.
Read more: Special districts take stand in LAFCo fee dispute
County voters avoid the polls - Engel and Judd face November runoff
Plumas County’s 43.45 percent voter turnout in the June 3 primary is the lowest that local election officials can recall, but it far surpassed the state’s 18.3 percent, which was a historic low.
Kathy Williams, the county’s chief elections official, said she expected a lower turnout than usual, but was surprised at just how few people turned out to vote.
She attributed that to a lack of local contested races, as well as state contests that hadn’t garnered a lot of interest.
Read more: County voters avoid the polls - Engel and Judd face November runoff