Big rig trailer overturns in Feather River Canyon
|Workers prepare to move the overturned trailer of big rig following an accident on Highway 70 near Caribou on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Greg Knight
The trailer of a big rig overturned on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon near Caribou on Wednesday afternoon, spilling a cargo of gypsum on the roadway.
No one was injured in the accident. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about three hours while Caltrans crews worked to clear the roadway.
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Public health donates hydration stations to PUSD
James WilsonStaff Writer
|Marley and Finn Linford test out the new hydration station water dispenser at Quincy Elementary School last week. All the schools in the county will have hydration stations installed in their cafeterias by the time winter vacation is over, thanks to a donation by the public health department. Photo by James Wilson
Students in Plumas County now have no reason to get dehydrated. Last Monday, the Plumas County Public Health Agency donated hydration stations to the Plumas Unified School District.
Public health donated enough beverage dispensers to place one in the cafeteria of each school in the district. The idea is to promote water consumption during the school day and steer children away from sugary drinks.
A hydration station is different from the average drinking fountain in that it’s designed to fill water bottles up completely without the hassle of a traditional spigot. The stations are meant to augment existing drinking fountains located at the schools.
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County changes rules for outdoor festivals; New ordinance requires more notification
Last summer the Plumas County supervisors found themselves approving music festivals just days before the event, with tickets already sold.
The supervisors questioned why they were being asked to approve a permit for a concert that was so imminent, but then learned that their own ordinance requires a public hearing no sooner than 60 days before an event, and no later than 30 days.
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Indian Valley firefighters to throw formal event
Looking for a fancy way to spend your evening this Saturday? Jim Hamblin, Greenville fire chief, and his crew invite you to their Firemen’s Ball on Jan. 10 in the Greenville Town Hall.
The theme is “Carnival in Venice,” featuring the magic and whimsy of Italy’s city of water.
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Fire Safe Council seeks $1.5 million for projects
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council is seeking $1.5 million from the state for various projects throughout the county.
The money would come from two new Cal Fire grant programs.
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