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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

City becomes Graeagle Plumas Alliance member

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/11/2010

At its latest meeting July 28, Portola's city council voted to become a member of the Graeagle Plumas Alliance at the $2,000 level. All council members voted for the membership except William Weaver, who had been in favor of a lower level, lower cost ($600) membership. The expenditure required a budget amendment as well.

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Recreation district examines revenue, new programming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
8/12/2010


The Almanor Recreation and Park District board of directors held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 28, at the Almanor Basin Community Resource Center.

The board focused on three primary topics of district revenue; the potential of collaborating with the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce to provide a Winterfest activity; and approval of a policy regarding equipment use on the Truman Collins Sports Complex multipurpose field.

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Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park August 14 and 15

 

Feather Publishing
August 10, 2010

Lassen Volcanic National Park will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 along with other national parks throughout the country. “We hope many local community members will have a chance to visit their nearby national park during this time,” stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. The Park Service wants people to see that national parks are places for everyone to have fun, reconnect with nature and history, and build a sense of ownership and stewardship for these areas and the environment. This weekend will be in addition to the fee-free days scheduled for National Public Lands Day, September 26, and Veterans Day, November 11.

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Firefighters gaining the upper hand on the Bar Fire

Feather Publishing
8/6/2010
7:30 a.m. Update
 
Over half of the firefighting personnel have been released from the Bar Fire.  Mop up and re-hab of fire lines will continue today.  The fire is 60% contained with full containment expected by the end of the day today.  Smoldering and creeping fire behavior on the interior of the burn will continue through the day.
 

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Nursing program at Feather River College

Feather Publishing
8/6/2010

Have you always wanted to be a nurse, but didn't think there was a program in your community? Feather River College offers a two-year vocational nursing program with the next program beginning August 2011. Interested students should start their prerequisites now to be ready for the next class.

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Forest monitoring tour next week

Feather Publishing
8/6/2010


The public is invited to tour the Genesee Fuel Reduction and Black Oak Enhancement Project next week, Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Participants will review what has been done and how the fuel reduction ties in to treatments on adjacent private lands.

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