Dye pack turns Stover Creek neon green
A sea-dye packet caused confusion and alarm Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as it turned the normally pristine waters of Stover Creek in Chester a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
Such packets are used in many applications, the most common being their use by individuals or groups in distress at sea to alert search and rescue parties to their location.
Found west of Meadowbrook Loop hanging from a tree along the creek, the dye packet had not completely emptied its contents when responders from Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and Chester Fire Rescue found it and took it down.
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Court stops MediCal cuts
A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction temporarily barring the state from instituting MediCal cuts to skilled nursing facilities.
U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Dec. 28, after hearing arguments Dec. 19.
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County steps up support for logger in battle with Forest Service
The largest employer in Greenville said it might be too late to save his logging business and the 30-plus jobs that go with it.
But Plumas County supervisors said they are going to keep doing “everything in our power” to help.
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Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents
Five hundred Plumas County residents may be eligible for no-cost health insurance thanks to a new program announced last week.
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) said Dec. 21 it would expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34 mostly rural California counties, including Plumas County, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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Chester schools receive $30k from donor
This past November proved to be a remarkable month for Chester’s public schools. In the span of seven days, the schools received two monetary donations from the same individual totaling $30,000.
Kenneth Worsham, a seasonal resident of Prattville who has been coming to Lake Almanor for the past 20 years, earmarked his donations for two specific funds.
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Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding
There’s no evidence that cloud seeding has negative effects on the environment or public health. But more research should be done.
That’s what an advisory committee told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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