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City of Portola committee looks into rate study

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
6/1/2011

The ad hoc committee formed to review proposed city water and sewer rate hikes gave its first report at the May 25 regular meeting of the Portola City Council. In response to significant public outcry during the Proposition 218 process, Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark and council member William Weaver were appointed to the committee to look into other options.

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Donate blood; Win a car?

Feaher Publishing
5/31/2011

If you’ve never donated blood at one of Quincy’s four community drives each year, June might be the one to start!

United Blood Services is putting the “drive” in “blood drive” by offering an added incentive to donors, a chance to win a new 2010 Toyota Corolla. All presenting donors who participate in any UBS blood drive between June 1st and September 10th will have their name entered in a drawing to win this car, donated by Northern Nevada Toyotadealers in Reno, Fallon, and Carson City.

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Lucky twice over: Loyalton grad shares experiences with Marines in Afghanistan

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
5/25/2011

According to his mother, Lorre Wallace of Quincy, United States Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brenton Beever, a 2004 graduate of Loyalton High School, shares a unique experience with his late grandfather, Graeagle resident Francis Beever — he survived a near miss. Twice.

Beever recently returned stateside to Camp Pendleton after a seven-month deployment to the Sangin Valley of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.

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The life and times of the late Doc Batson: family donates collection

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/25/2011

The Dr. Wilbur Batson story will be told this year at the Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum, where an album with a list of more than 1,000 local babies he delivered will be on display, as well as photos of many of the nurses who worked with him.

The museum will open Saturday, May 28, 1 – 4 p.m. For the rest of the summer season, the hours will be Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m. More days and hours will be added if additional docents become available.

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Department finds many misconceptions where game refuges are concerned

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/25/2011

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series about the California Department of Fish and Game proposal to eliminate state game refuges.  Previous stories in this series ran on 5/4/2011 and 5/18/11.

Many people of California just do not understand what a game refuge is or was meant to be; that is the finding of the California Department of Fish and Game officials.

In their report to the Legislature about the possibility of eliminating the refuge status, they share many of those misconceptions, as well as provide a comprehensive feel for what citizens are thinking about the whole idea.

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Mother and Daughter Photographers Share Their Love of Art at the Guild’s Spring

Trish Welsh Taylor
Staff Writer
5/26/2011

Bronwyn Olsen and her mother, Diana Jorgenson, share more than a close, trusting relationship. They have been making art together for their entire lives, as did Diana and her own mother. “My mother was my teacher,” Jorgenson said. “I spent most of my childhood drawing.”

The mother-daughter team of Olsen and Jorgenson will show their photography and crystal window hangings Sunday, May 29, at the Mohawk Valley Artists Guild’s annual Spring Arts and Craft Fair. The juried show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Graeagle Fire Hall, on Highway 89.

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