Winning third place as a team, the Plumas Rapids swimmers are all smiles at the conclusion of their home meet at Pioneer Pool. Photo submitted

Goodbye summer

Summer is coming to an end even though the temperatures are still warm mid-day, we all know what is coming, winter. Pioneer pool closed at the end of August and the city of Portola pool closed Labor Day weekend.

Feather River Fitness Center’s pool often closes in September, however fingers are crossed for the season lasting a few weeks into October. Solar panels heating the pool may be responsible for this new and wonderful development, which would provide another month and a half of outdoor pool activity in Quincy.

But however it goes, there are no complaints; it has truly been a wonderfully uneventful summer for Plumas County. Let’s hope it all continues right through fall as we welcome leaf peepers to our lovely home. Then we can lean into a winter wonderland of refreshing outdoor sports through the Sierra snowy seasons of winter and spring. Next thing you know, the pools will open back up and swim competitions for the Rapids Swim Team will resume.

In the meantime, remember the maintenance efforts for Central Plumas Recreation and Park District Pioneer Pool continue. To lend your support or to find more information, and click Save the Pool.