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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Supervisors support two Assembly bills

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/11/2014

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors’ meeting got off to a quiet start April 1, when not one person spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting — an unusual occurrence.

“Larry?” Board Chairman Jon Kennedy asked as he scanned the room, looking for veteran board observer Larry Douglas who regularly addresses the board during the opening public comment period.

Read more: Supervisors support two Assembly bills

 

Stewardship earns national recognition; Youth program thrives

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High school students from all over Plumas County participate in the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Storrie Student Trail program.Photo courtesy Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
4/11/2014

 

The effort of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been recognized nationally and the trail development group’s youth program is now officially an award-winning program.

The California Trails and Greenways Conference Foundation honored the Storrie Student Trail Program with a Merit Award for Kids and Trails at the foundation’s conference in Palm Springs on April 9. Stewardship Executive Director Greg Williams received the award on behalf of the stewardship.

“It’s just a huge confirmation to us that we are doing something right,” said Stewardship Trail Programs Director Tara Stone.

Read more: Stewardship earns national recognition; Youth program thrives

 

Local groups invited to enter aid station challenge

Feather Publishing
4/11/2014

 

The 2014 Running With the Bears event invites community groups to provide aid stations and compete for prize money during the marathon, half-marathon and 10K races this summer.

Parents clubs, cheerleaders, musicians, football teams, 4-H, parks and rec groups, and more are all invited to participate, have fun, win money and be part of the Boston Marathon qualifier in Indian Valley.

Read more: Local groups invited to enter aid station challenge

 

Ice cream social Friday in Quincy

Feather Publishing
4/9/2014
 

Update: The ice cream social is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Quincy’s Memorial Park (Dame Shirley Plaza) adjacent to the county courthouse.

Wall’s, a firm based in England, is well known in Europe and other parts of the world for its ice cream. This Friday, the popular treat is coming to Quincy when filming begins for an Internet-based commercial.

Read more: Ice cream social Friday in Quincy

 

Meadow Valley to host multiagency wildland fire exercise

 
Feather Publishing
4/10/2014
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The Meadow Valley Fire Department is an integral player in the upcoming wildland fire drill hosted in its district. Photos submitted
 

The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department, along with many others, will be conducting a wildland fire training exercise in Meadow Valley on Sunday, June 1.

According to Jerry Sipe, Plumas County Office of Emergency Services director, “although there is no actual fire, residents should expect emergency vehicles and operations throughout the community.” Most of the drill will occur between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The objectives of this training exercise are to test and improve the participating agencies’ notification, response, coordination and communication systems used during an incident in addition to expanding participants’ knowledge and use of the incident command system.

Read more: Meadow Valley to host multiagency wildland fire exercise

 

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