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Portola volunteer firefighter battles leukemia

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Laurie Sears
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/23/2014

  “I’m concerned about fire. I think residents need to be more aware,” said Lauri Sears. Lauri and her husband Pete Sears have been volunteers with the Eastern Plumas Fire District  since 2007.  Pete is a volunteer firefighter and Lauri works at their thrift srtore.

  Lauri has been on leave from the Portola Fire Department since April, when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia.

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Fall burning project planned for Chips Fire area

Feather Publishing
10/22/2014


Residents and visitors to the area of the Lassen National Forest where the Chips Fire burned in 2012 might soon notice some smoke in the air.

That’s because a prescribed burning project is planned in units burned during the Chips Fire that were recently helicopter salvaged. Additional small-diameter snags have been felled, creating concentrations of fuel scattered throughout the units.

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Parents express concern over school board’s lack of teacher support

James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/21/2014

“There seems to be a lack of support from the board. In general, this creates a poor school culture.”

Those were the sentiments Bridget Isham, expressed to the Plumas Unified School District board during the public input portion of the regular meeting of the Plumas County Board of Education at Portola High School on Oct. 9.

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Portola company supports Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council

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High Sierra Gas supports the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council with a matching funds program. From left: Janet Reihsen, MVSC membership chairman; Leslie Cercek, High Sierra Gas manager; Jack McKeehan, owner; and MVSC president Bill Tantau. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing
10/21/2014

High Sierra Gas is offering a matching funds program in support of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council. MVSC is a nonprofit corporation that is restoring the historical White Sulphur Springs Ranch site in Clio.

This matching funds campaign will be in effect during the annual membership drive, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. New members or members renewing their membership during this period will have their membership fee, as well as any additional donation, matched by High Sierra Gas up to $250.


Similarly, nonmembers can see their donation doubled by sending contributions directly to the MVSC during this time period. The matching funds program applies to all contributors, whether or not they are customers of High Sierra Gas.

For more information visit mohawkvalley.us, email membership@mohawkvalley.us or call 836-2495. MVSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
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