Mule Deer Foundation awards $25,000 to local project
|Volunteers from the local chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation roll an 800-pound, 1,800-gallon tank for a wildlife guzzler over a manzanita thicket and up a hill in a remote area in Plumas National Forest on March 28. Photos courtesy Colin Dillingham
The Mule Deer Foundation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, awarded a $25,000 grant to the local Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest to improve habitat for mule deer.
The local chapter wasted no time and started utilizing those funds March 28.
A long-term program, initiated in the 1980s by retired forester Gary Rotta to install a series of water catchment basins for wildlife, termed “wildlife guzzlers,” received a huge boost for 2015.
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AT&T mobile customers in Quincy without service
AT&T mobile customers who live in or visit Quincy have been without service since April 9 and the situation may not be remedied until May 1. According to company technical service representatives who have responded to a barrage of complaints from the Quincy area, the culprit is a malfunctioning connection node on a transmission tower, complicated by an expired lease.
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Suspect in shooting deaths of Plumas couple hasn’t been charged
The man considered the only person of interest in the Dec. 20, 2014, shooting deaths of a Plumas County husband and wife has not been charged with murder.
GD Hendrix, 44, of Berry Creek, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing today in Butte County Superior Court on drug and weapons charges.
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Plumas National Forest announces updates
Plumas National Forest has shared the following announcements.
North Fork Bridge replacement
TheNorth Fork Bridge and Forest Service Road 26N26 (Belden-Longville Road) will be closed from April 13 to May 9 (planned completion) for bridge reconstruction to replace worn timber decking and bridge railing. Controlled traffic may be available earlier, if conditions permit.
The bridge is located at the junction of 26N26 and Caribou Road (27N26). Alternate routes are recommended as no detour is available at the site. Caribou Road will remain open; it is not affected by this closure.
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Hospital chief announces new partnership with Renown
Collaboration continues to be the hallmark of Dr. Jeff Kepple’s tenure as the chief executive officer of Plumas District Hospital.
The latest effort is a pilot program with Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. “The goal is getting patients back to their home towns,” Kepple said. When patients are discharged from Renown they typically are sent home or to another nearby facility for rehabilitation.
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