Public weighs in on proposed Bucks Lake trail
The board room at the Plumas County Library was packed Nov. 12, as Plumas County Supervisor Lori Simpson and Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk led a public input meeting to discuss the proposed trail system to be built on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. land at Bucks Lake.
A mix of mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and Bucks Lake cabin owners showed up to let their voices be heard. Nearly everyone in attendance was in favor of the proposed system. Nonetheless, concerns were raised.
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Fire departments, snowmobilers, search and rescue train together
|From left, Garrett Grubbs, Neal Baker, Barbara Price, Debbie Knipe and Kyle Felker prep a “patient” for transportation during a rescue training in October at the Bucks Lake fire station. Photos by Jim Rutherford
The Bucks Lake Snowdrifters snowmobiling group, Bucks Lake Fire Department, Meadow Valley Fire Department and Plumas County Search and Rescue conducted a snow rescue training session Oct. 18 at the Bucks Lake fire station. The four groups spent about four hours learning how to locate those injured, lost or broken down out on backcountry snow trails and how to handle the medical situations that may arise once they are on scene.
Extensive time was spent on how SAR locates incoming calls from cellphones. The training also covered how to treat and package patients for transportation to a helicopter landing zone or to the nearest ambulance.
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Supervisor Goss lashes out at utility company
In a rare display of outrage, Supervisor Kevin Goss questioned representatives of Frontier Communications about their refusal to pay to underground their lines in downtown Greenville.
“Basically you don’t have any money?” Goss asked two Frontier representatives during a public hearing in front of the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 4.
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Avalanche of hostility over environmental analysis re-do
If you didn’t know any better, you might think you walked in on an angry game of dodgeball between Plumas National Forest officials and local residents last week in Quincy.
However, it was really a townhall meeting in the Mineral Building on the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds stemming from a 2013 court settlement between the U.S. Forest Service and Snowlands Network, Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Movie schedule updated
Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, offers the following update on the movie schedule for the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.
“Bad news: We were not able to get a film print of ‘Annabelle,’” she reports.
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