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Preparing for the Wet Weather, High Winds and Power Outages

Feather Publishing
12/10/2014

The National Weather Service is forecasting the first significant winter storm of the season to hit Plumas County late Wednesday through Friday evening.  “The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services is preparing for high winds, power outages and possible flooding around county” stated OES Director Jerry Sipe.  “Now is the time for our community to check their personal supplies and prepare for winter.”

A wet and windy storm is expected to bring significant rain and snow to northern California.  A Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning are in effect for northeastern California Wednesday and Thursday.  Sustained winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected, which may lead to downed trees and power outages.  Leaves and branches may clogs drains, leading to localized flooding.  Rock slides and debris flows, especially from recent wildfire burn areas, are possible with saturated soil and periods of moderate to heavy rain.

Read more: Preparing for the Wet Weather, High Winds and Power Outages

Board authorizes mental health to hire for 17 positions

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
12/12/2014


Mental Health Director Peter Livingston can hire 17 new employees, but he’s going to have to wait to purchase 16 vehicles.

“This is what runs mental health,” Livingston said as he held up his list of requests totaling nearly $1.4 million. In addition to employees and vehicles, the list included workstations, office space expansion and equipment.

Read more: Board authorizes mental health to hire for 17 positions

EPHC Auxiliary gives Portola dental clinic something to smile about

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
12/8/2014

The Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary is helping make a lot of smiles the best they can be.
    

The Auxiliary recently donated digital X-ray equipment to the hospital’s Portola dental clinic valued at $28,000. Dentists say the state-of-the-art upgrade makes way for a higher quality of dental care.

Read more: EPHC Auxiliary gives Portola dental clinic something to smile about

Five steps to tucking in gardens for the winter

Paul Mrowczynski
Special to Feather Publishing
12/7/2014
 

Waking up these days is a little tougher: There is a nip in the air and cold morning fog settles into your bones. The leaves have turned and blanket the ground. What to do with the garden except put it to bed?
    

Most folks think about picking up the mess and disposing of it as at least a full weekend, maybe two, of raking, digging, burning and hauling. This article divides the process into five sections: cutting back, cleaning up, planting, protecting and prepping for spring.

Read more: Five steps to tucking in gardens for the winter

State superintendent visits schools

James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/6/2014
 

 Tom Torlakson, the California state superintendent of public instruction, plans to visit two schools in Plumas County later this morning.

 

 Torlakson, who is expected to be in the county from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will tour Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville Elementary and Junior-Senior High School campus during his visit.

Read more: State superintendent visits schools


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