Firefighters train with helicopter to practice air evacuation
Beckwourth Fire recently hosted an intensive training with the California Highway Patrol helicopter out of Redding.
Firefighters and local ambulance personnel trained on the use of three types of devices used to hoist injured patients from the scene of an accident or wilderness where emergency vehicles would not be able to drive directly to the scene or a medical helicopter could not land.
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Former supervisor speaks out about mental health plans
For the second consecutive week, three supervisors conducted the county’s business. Terry Swofford is continuing to recuperate from surgery and Sherrie Thrall was out of town for the May 20 meeting.
But that didn’t stop several in the audience from speaking up during public comment.
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Local farmers supply weekly produce shares
The High Altitude Harvest CSA is entering into its fifth year of bringing Plumas County-grown produce to local eaters. CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a marketing system that many small farms across the country have embraced over the past decade.
When customers join a CSA they receive a weekly share of the farm’s harvest throughout the growing season. High Altitude Harvest expanded on the traditional CSA model by inviting many farms to collaborate. Instead of one farm providing all of the produce each week, each grower is able to focus on what he or she grows best.
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The board’s longest-sitting supervisor shares perspective
Sherrie Thrall is running unopposed for her third term as District 3 supervisor, representing the Lake Almanor basin.
During the Special District Association meeting held May 7, she addressed the same issues that were asked of the candidates for the District 5 supervisor race, sharing a perspective that more than seven years of serving on the Board of Supervisors brings.
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Council offers Meacher city manager role
Former Plumas County Supervisor Robert Meacher has been offered and accepted the position of Portola city manager.
While there has been a verbal commitment between the city council and Meacher, the final contract won’t be signed until all details have been resolved including Meacher’s pre-employment physical scheduled for Thursday.
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June primary nears Voters weigh in on state propositions and races
For most Plumas County residents, the June 3 primary ballot contains unopposed candidates for county offices, a host of state offices, two state propositions and one congressional race.
Registered voters in District 5 face the biggest choice: four candidates for supervisor including one who no longer wants to win, and a write-in who announced her candidacy last week.
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