New homes found for all nursing home patients
As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.
Five residents remained March 24, but all except one had plans to relocate within the week.
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Steve Gibbons named superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Steve Gibbons has been selected as the next superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park, after serving as acting superintendent at the park for the past four months. He will begin his new role in early May.
“Steve has been outstanding as interim superintendent at Lassen Volcanic,” said Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. “Now with him moving into the superintendent position permanently, we all look forward to his continued strong leadership there.”
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Jury finds Stringfellow guilty of murder
Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow was found guilty on Thursday, April 2, of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death.
The jury deliberated most of the day before announcing the verdicts at 6:20 p.m. in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy.
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Artists selected for lookout program
|Local poet Nathan Slinker and watercolor artist Lucinda Wood pose in front of a few of Wood’s paintings after the two were announced as winners of the Artist in Residence competition, which gives them each a week at Black Mountain Lookout. Photo submitted
Plumas Arts, working with Plumas National Forest, recently chose the winners of the second annual Artist in Residence competition.
Fine artists and written artists submitted various works for Plumas Arts’ juried art show during the month of March. Two winners were chosen to spend a week at PNF’s Black Mountain Lookout this year, to focus on their artwork.
Lucinda Wood was selected as the fine artist for her watercolors of landscape scenes. Nathan Slinker was selected for his written word — a collection of poetry he submitted.
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Maidu partners collaborate on college campus
|Local Natural Resource Conservation Service staff tour the Feather River College campus with NRCS State Conservationist Carlos Suarez (second from right), NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations Jim Spear (far left) and Greenville Indian Rancheria Assistant Fire Chief Danny Manning (second from left). Photo by Darrel Jury
Local, state and federal partners are collaborating on an innovative project at Feather River College.
The Greenville Indian Rancheria, Feather River College and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service are working together to reduce threat from wildfires, build trails that will serve as fire breaks and create shaded fuel breaks in adjacent forest stands.
The Greenville Rancheria Wildland Fire Crew will hand-thin small-diameter conifers on 20 acres of the most fire-prone forest stands on campus. This project will tier to the “Feather River Community College Forest & Wildfire Management Plan” prepared by FRC environmental studies instructor Darrel Jury.
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