Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC
Yes, Feather River College has telescopes and an observatory! The FRC observatory will be open Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Charles Arrowsmith, who teaches astronomy at FRC and leads the local RECON project team, will be on hand to help guide visitors through the night sky and to provide information about astronomy activities and education in Plumas County.
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High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?
Fiber optics can provide high-speed Internet, but only if your equipment is ready for it.
“We provided a real high-end connection,” said Brenda Compton, Plumas District Hospital’s information technology director. “We went from providers complaining every single day (about the speed) to no complaints.”
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Collins Pine Co. to hold public hearing on renewal of sustained yield plan
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, along with Collins Pine Co., will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Almanor Recreation Center, 450 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester.
The hearing is to accept comments regarding the proposed 10-year renewal of the Collins Almanor Forest Sustained Yield Plan.
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Small wildfire burning near Frenchman Lake
A wildfire about a mile south of Frenchman Lake had burned 10 acres by Friday afternoon.
According the U.S. Forest Service, the Chance Fire was likely caused by a lightening strike.
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Forest Service responds to local lightning caused fires
As of 11:00 am, four small fires have occurred as a result of the 300 plus lightning strikes that hit the central/eastern Plumas NF yesterday afternoon and evening. The majority of the fires were less than a ¼ acre and were quickly contained. Precipitation was also scattered across the area.
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Rec and Tech aims for the public
The concept of Lost Sierra Rec and Tech can be a muddled one for the people of Plumas County. When they hear the phrase “rec and tech,” they often think it means high-speed Internet access at their home and nothing more.
That’s what John Steffanic, owner of Sierra Promotions and the public relations coordinator for Rec and Tech, said at a meeting of the minds at work on the project July 10.
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