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Portola company supports Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council

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

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, email or call 836-2495. MVSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
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PG&E reduces wildfire risk, improves public access to Bucks Lake

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s tree contractor, Mountain Enterprisess, cuts and chips dead and dying trees to improve forest health and reduce fire risk on the south side of Bucks Lake. Photo courtesy Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Feather Publishing

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is removing hazardous trees, along with dead and dying trees, near Bucks Lake in order to reduce wildfire risk, improve public access and boost forest health.

The project area covers nearly 30 acres on the south side of Bucks Lake. It will reduce the risk of hazardous trees falling onto the Oroville-Quincy Highway and Mile High Road and will eliminate dead and dying trees that can burn easily or harbor tree-killing insects and diseases.

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County leaders plan to hire several employees

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

County officials didn’t waste any time after the 2014-15 budget was adopted to seek permission to fill vacancies in their departments.

During its Oct. 7 meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized a dozen positions to be filled. Some will be internal promotions, but most will be advertised to the public.

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Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Public comment turned out to be livelier than normal during the Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 7 meeting, with supervisors sparring with a candidate, and a concerned citizen taking on the Forest Service.

District 5 supervisor candidate Jim Judd drew some fire when he passed out a document with highlights from the meeting between California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow and Sheriff Greg Hagwood, when the former was in town to discuss the possibility of collaborating on a new administrative building for the two agencies.

Read more: Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours

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