Community development to get hit by retroactive reductions
Community Development Commission (CDC) staff delivered gloomy reports about the future of the agency’s federal funding at the group’s last two meetings.
The bad news began to pile up when Executive Director David Keller told the commission the House of Representatives finally submitted its bill for reductions, five months into the federal fiscal year.
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FRC to issue its first faculty layoff notices
Trustees for Feather River College voted unanimously Friday, March 4, to reduce the school’s academic faculty by the equivalent of 2.5 positions. An additional position, in early childhood education (ECE), was saved after impassioned testimony from students, teachers, parents and staff during public comment.
The cuts include half-time equivalents in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and physical education, and a full-time equivalent in administrative office management.
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Lady Tigers get home game for State tournament
The Portola High School girls' basketball team has enjoyed great success this year. Tonight they get a home game for the first round of the CIF State tournament!
The Lady Tigers take on Vacaville Christian who is ranked 10. The Tigers are ranked 7th. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Lady Tigers at 7:00 tonight at Portola High School.
Tea party hosts travel management presentation tonight
The Almanor Basin Tea Party will host the third presentation in its series on the Plumas National Forest Travel Management Plan tonight, March 8, at 6 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 225 Gay St. in Chester.
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Navy vet stands for everywoman in history
|Sixty-nine years later, retired Navy Chief Storekeeper Ruby Vocke stands again at the business end of a Boeing Stearman Model 75, one of the types of aircraft she maintained during World War II. Photo by Mona Hill
March is Women’s History Month and while not every woman is famous, she still has her place in history — simply by virtue of what she has done.
Ninety-two this month and no bigger than a minute, Ruby Vocke is a spitfire — appropriate considering her service in the Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate during World War II.
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