Beautiful fall foliage in Plumas County
Leaves on deciduous trees change color in the fall due to chemical changes that occur because of shorter, colder days.
The process of photosynthesis takes place in leaf cells that contain the green pigment chlorophyll.
Leaves also contain yellow and orange pigments such as carotene. Most of the year those colors are hidden by the preponderance of chlorophyll. But come fall, leaves stop producing food and conserve energy for the long cold winter. The chlorophyll breaks down, and the yellowish colors become visible.
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Two federal prison escapees sought
As of Thursday, Nov. 1 the two inmates remain at large.
The public is asked to be on the look out for two federal inmates missing Thursday evening (Oct. 24) from the minimum security Satellite Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Institution Herlong.
Inmate Marco Polo Aguilar-Martinez is a Hispanic male. Aguilar-Martinez is a resident of Mexicali, Mexico, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Inmate Milton Antonio Borjas is a Hispanic male. Milton is a resident of Milwaukee, Ore., is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
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Chips fire meeting and tour cancelled
The Chips Fire meeting and tour scheduled for Saturday, October 27, on the Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest has been cancelled.
Representatives on the district report the cancellation is necessary due to weather and current conditions in the field. The district plans to reschedule the event, and the public will be informed of the new date.
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PG&E to increase flows for whitewater recreation
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced it will increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River over the weekend of Oct. 27 – 28.
Prior to the increase, flows in the Rock Creek Reach will be about 210 cubic feet per second. Starting at about 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, PG&E will gradually increase water flows until they reach 800 cfs about three hours later. The flows will be held at 800 cfs until about 3 p.m. that day as flows are gradually reduced to 700 cfs.
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Water, Power, and Fish tour enlightens public
This year’s Water, Power and Fish Tour, sponsored by the Sierra Institute for Community & Environment, departed Collins Pine Museum the morning of Friday, Oct. 12.
Sierra Institute hosts Emily Creely and Kyle Rodgers orchestrated the tour, which started with an orientation session inside the museum.
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