DFG lambasted over move to eliminate game refuges
Indian Valley Editor
California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) officials responsible for the move to eliminate state game refuges were lambasted by the public and several state, federal and national groups and agencies.
Out of about 5,000 comments received, more than 90 percent opposed the move that would effectively open the refuges to hunting under state regulations.
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Plumas Audubon offers bird walk Saturday, May 7 in Quincy
With the warmer weather new bird songs can be heard in Plumas County as spring migrants begin to arrive, buds are breaking and flowers are appearing. The Plumas Audubon Society has developed a program of bird and botany walks to provide all who are interested with an opportunity to see some of these birds and various plants with guidance from people who have expertise in identifying different species.
On Saturday, May 7, David Arsenault and Tony Hall will lead a morning bird walk that will explore Spanish Creek from Gansner Park down to the wastewater treatment ponds. The walk will start at the parking area next to the tennis courts in Gansner Park at 7:30 a.m.
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Almanor Basin blanketed in smoke
At 5:37 p.m., May 3, Chester Fire Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said, "The Susanville Inter-Agency Fire Center reports that the smoke inundating the Lake Almanor Basin is from a 300 acre controlled burn in the Hat Creek area." The north winds are bringing the smoke directly over the mountains and coating the Lake Almanor Basin. Visibility becomes challenged from approximately 2 miles east of Plumas County Road A-13 and through the community of Chester. The smoke is the densest in the back bay of Lake Almanor near the Last Chance Campground.
Tuesday meeting to discuss courthouse locations
Plumas County is almost certain to have a new courthouse in Quincy by 2015.
“ Almost 100 years ago, this building defined the community at that time. I think this is an opportunity to develop a building that defines how you see yourselves now and for the next 90 years”
Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture
Where in Quincy it will be located and what it will look like are still up for discussion.
That discussion began Tuesday night, April 26, during a public feedback session in the Superior Court of Plumas County, at the Quincy courthouse.
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Graeagle icon Harvey West Jr., 1922 – 2011, passes away
Graeagle has lost one of its true pioneers with the passing of Harvey West Jr. last week.
West died Tuesday, April 26, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. “He is Graeagle,” said longtime friend Don Clark. “He built this community and its infrastructure with his own money. He built the streets, church, tennis court, golf course — everything that makes this town what it is today.” “It is the loss of a true pioneer and friend,” said Dick Lundy, who enjoyed a longstanding professional and personal relationship with West.
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