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Feed a bear, pay a fine

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This bear helps himself to a little birdseed on the deck of a Lake Almanor home. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends only providing birdfeeders from November through March and hanging them so that they are inaccessible to bears. Photos submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

3/14/2014

Fish and Game Commission warns of impending danger

It’s being described as a perfect storm.

A surging bear population, budget cuts for trappers and drought conditions are leading local and state wildlife experts to predict danger.

“We are trying to do a pre-emptive strike,” Ron Horton told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during its March 4 meeting.

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Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award

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3/14/2014
 

The Feather River Land Trust’s Learning Landscapes program received an award for innovation and excellence in nature-based education at the statewide California Council of Land Trusts annual conference.

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Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/14/2014

    Now that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors live-streams its meetings, Sherrie Thrall hopes other entities will follow suit.
 
   Supervisor Thrall suggested that other boards and commissions could benefit from the technology that the county has procured.

Read more: Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

 

Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/13/2014

 

After a 15-year hiatus, the fair’s once popular Sweetheart of the Mountains contest is returning to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The first Sweetheart ever, Shirley Dakin, was crowned in 1947. Her job was to represent the fairgrounds at various events across Plumas and Sierra counties. For the next 50 years the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition continued. Then, amid changing values and a decline in contestants, the contest was suspended, only to emerge reborn in 2014.

Read more: Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

 

Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/11/2014

 

A month after a child advocate raised concerns about dental care for Medi-Cal recipients, particularly children, health care providers are working on a solution.

Plumas District Hospital CEO Doug Lafferty said that it needs to be a “community solution,” and by that he means he needs local dentists to help.

Read more: Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients

 

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