New dentist joins Feather River Family Dentistry in Quincy
|Shannika Dao is Plumas County's newst dentist.
Shannika Dao took an interesting path to become Plumas County’s newest dentist — both professionally and geographically.
The Jamaican-born Dao moved to Florida with her family when she was 16. She attended college and nursing school in the Sunshine State.
“I always wanted to be a physician,” the 37-year-old Dao said during an interview in her office at the Plumas District Hospital dental clinic last week, “but I needed to work.”
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Design for Main Street building approved
Rebuilding at site of downtown fire scheduled for May
|This façade design for the Cornerstone Learning building to be constructed in the burned empty lot in downtown Quincy was approved by the Quincy Design Review Committee on March 12 Design plan courtesy Tommy and Carol Miles
The Quincy Design Review Committee approved a building design March 12 presented by Cornerstone Learning owners Tommy and Carol Miles. The learning center will be built in downtown Quincy on the site of the former Great Northern building that burned during a December 2014 fire.
“We’re excited to finally be moving with this,” Tommy Miles said.
Though the design is a go, Miles is still waiting on litigation involving insurance companies to be resolved. He said he hopes construction will begin this spring.
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State awards $2.6 million grant to Sierra Institute for biomass heat and power project
The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy.
“I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a network of small biomass plants throughout the county that would provide heat and power to local entities.
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Public weighs in on proposed Bucks Lake trail
Four months after the Plumas County Board of Supervisors heard arguments for and against proposed trails at Bucks Lake, they heard many of the same pros and cons again.
Cabin owners and recreation enthusiasts packed the boardroom March 10, just as many had during the last go around Nov. 12, 2014.
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March 26 deadline looms for public comment on GWC rate hike
Graeagle Water Co. customers have until March 26 to weigh in on a proposed 40 percent rate hike that will generate $179,133 in added revenue for the private utility.
The recommendation (Proposed Resolution W-5027) is scheduled to be on the California Public Utilities Commission’s April 9 agenda for its meeting in San Francisco. At that time, the CPUC may choose to act on the resolution, postpone it or change it.
Read more: March 26 deadline looms for public comment on GWC rate hike