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Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts

Feather Publishing
3/25/2014

The Plumas Audubon Society and Feather River Land Trust will host a public forum addressing forest and fire restoration in Genesee Valley at the Taylorsville Grange on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. People interested in forest and fire management on public and private lands are encouraged to attend.

Read more: Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts

 

Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau offers scholarships

Feather Publishing
3/25/2014
 

The Plumas-Sierra County Farm Bureau is honored to recognize and award deserving high school graduates and college students pursuing their education goals with scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Applications are due May 1 and are available by calling 993-4550 or 993-4097, by requesting online at haythere@psln.com or at local high schools.

Read more: Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau offers scholarships

 

Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
3/24/2014
 

The Feather River Blue Star Moms, a support organization that serves active duty troops and veterans in Plumas and Lassen counties, has begun its annual donation drive to send overseas troops Easter care packages.

A list of urgently required items are jerky, socks, trail mix, dried fruit, individual powdered drink mixes and protein bars.

Read more: Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops

 

Quincy Wetlands Treatment Project might get money boost

QCSD-1xaLaura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/23/2014
 

With the Quincy Community Services District’s wastewater treatment plant permit expiring next January, board members and staff are gearing up to satisfy the new permit’s discharge regulations that have yet to come to light.

The district is in the dark because the regional water quality control board hasn’t set the new regulations yet.

To complicate matters further, the district is in the midst of rectifying violations incurred last year when the emergency pond, never a designed and engineered levee, leaked.

Read more: Quincy Wetlands Treatment Project might get money boost

 

Teachers request higher salaries, reserve reduction

Laura Beaton
PUSD
A packed audience attends the school board meeting at Greenville High School, which featured a dozen district teachers and staff addressing the board regarding low salaries, pink slips, increased workloads and poor morale.

  “Money is seed corn, not just sustenance,” Aleece Oravetz said in her address to Plumas Unified School District’s board of directors March 13.

  Oravetz was referring to the district holding on to too much money in its reserve fund. She said excessive austerity creates stress for students, parents and teachers.

Read more: Teachers request higher salaries, reserve reduction

 

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