Free community forestry webinar series to be offered in April
The University of California and the Northern California Society of American Foresters will host a series of online presentations and field trips for people who are passionate about their local forests. The Community Forest Webinar Series runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Saving Time, on April 7, 13, 20 and 27.
Field trips have been scheduled for May 7 to the Usal Forest near Fort Bragg, May 15 in Weaverville, May 28 to the Arcata Forest in Arcata and June 25 to Tahoe-Donner Forest near Truckee.
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Damaged utility pole threatens home
5:30 p.m. Update
Power has been restored to Greenville, and crews will work on replacing the pole tomorrow, according to PG&E engineer Bob Beach, who was at the scene at 5:15 p.m., to assess the work that will be needed.
4:30 p.m. Update
The faulty utility pole has been stabilized and the downtown roadway is now open. Law enforcement has been released from the incident. Power has not yet been restored to downtown Greenville.
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Two teens injured by high voltage power line
April 1, 2011
Lassen Municipal Utility District is currently investigating an incident, which occurred late Tuesday, afternoon March 30, involving two unidentified teens who made contact with high voltage power lines in the Leavitt Lake Subdivision area.
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Forest Service wants to pick up QLG
At a recent meeting, Plumas’ Quincy Library Group (QLG) Forester Frank Stewart told the County Board of Supervisors that Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore wants to increase the “pace and scale” of QLG-type projects on public lands from 140,000 acres per year to a half-million acres per year.
“It’s a major commitment but they need to put their money where their mouth is on this issue,” he added.
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Discount Taste of Plumas ticket presales end April 1
Delicious delights, lovingly prepared and thoughtfully presented — that pretty much sums up the spirit of the Taste of Plumas, the first and only countywide restaurant tasting. The fifth annual event takes place Saturday, April 9, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. Seats are still available — but presale ticket discounts end April 1 — no fooling. After April 1 all tickets will be $40.
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Organizers begin warming up for perennial Relay for Life
In 2010, Plumas County’s Relay for Life passed the million dollar mark. Teams raised $80,000 to put the event’s 12-year, cumulative total at $1,027,550.
One of the smallest fundraising relays for the American Cancer Society (ACS), Plumas County has become the highest producing per capita event in the nation and one of the most cost effective, according to Pandora Valle, the 2011 event coordinator.
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