The Plumas County Mental Health Department has between $4.9 million and $14 million in reserve funds, depending on interpretation of the law.
So when Mental Health Director Peter Livingston last week asked the county’s Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) executive committee for more than $62,000 to pay for an additional therapist to work with the jail, it didn’t sit well with some committee members.
Lake Almanor Basin residents can tell you it has literally been decades since the sounds of rock ’n’ roll music have vibrated out from the Chester Memorial Hall.
The music drought came to an end Saturday, March 22, when Plumas Arts offered the community an event dubbed the Cabin Fever Dance Party.
Chief hospital corpsman and Portola native Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, visits with President Barack Obama after receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in action while he was serving in Afghanistan. From left to right: Whitney, his wife Shelly, President Obama and Whitney’s mother April. Photo submitted
Portola High School graduate and Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, received the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in action while in Afghanistan.
On Mach 17, President Barack Obama personally presented Whitney with the recognition at Walter Reed National Military Hospital Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Whitney is one of Portola’s own. He attended Portola High School. He played basketball and he worked a Leonard’s. When he graduated in 1996, he began his 18-year career in the Navy just a few days later.
The recently improved Spanish Traverse Trail, part of the South Park Trail System, offers this view of American Valley. The trails are located just a handful of miles outside Quincy and offer users breathtaking views. Photo by James Wilson
Trail users in Plumas County let out a sigh of relief last weekend — not to mention some deep breaths. The nonmotorized portion of the South Park/Mount Hough Trail System was completed last Saturday thanks to the help of several local volunteers who spent their weekend building and finishing trails outside Quincy.
The trail project, which allows outdoor opportunities for multiple trail users, has been in the works for years now. The environmental analysis for the trails was completed in August 2013, and work began on the system last month.
Prior to the Plumas National Forest’s adoption of the trail system, the Central Plumas trails made by specific users were not regulated. There was no standard on how the trails were built and subsequently they excluded some user groups.
Steve Fugate from Florida makes his way through Plumas County as he journeys through the United States spreading his message: “Love Life.” Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
In an attempt to spread his philosophy of “Love Life” throughout the United States, Florida resident Steve Fugate passed through Canyon Dam and surrounding areas March 20 on his way through the lower 48 states.
In the last year Fugate has traveled through 21 states and has another 27 to go before he meets his goal. This trip will be his eighth time across the United States over the last 13 years. Motivated by the sudden death of his two children, 67-year-old Fugate marches through the United States in hopes of inspiring those he meets through his devastating story.
In 1999, Fugate was halfway through hiking the Appalachian Trail when he learned that his 26-year-old son committed suicide. His trip was put on hold for nine months while he mourned the death of his son. Rather than wallow in the despair of his loss, Fugate decided to finish his hike.
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Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted