Chester resident Traci Holt will be on the 2014 election ballot as a candidate for the position of Plumas Unified School District board trustee. Photo by M. Kate West
“I’ve never had a passion like this ever,” said Chester resident Traci Holt about her decision to run in the 2014 election for the position of Plumas Unified School District board trustee.
Holt, who will file for the position in December, formally announced her candidacy Oct. 16.
“There is a draw for me there, a fire in my belly, to ensure we have the best educational opportunities for our children; that’s what’s driving me to be part of a solution,” she said.
After gaining more than 1,200 feet of elevation on a hike beginning at Silver Lake, Chester students celebrate atop Spanish Peak. The sixth- graders round out this 9-mile trek by following the Pacific Crest Trail to Bucks Summit.
Eighteen years ago Joe Hagwood asked Mike De Lasaux if he could suggest anyone to take over the sixth-grade outdoor education camp for a year or two while the district searched for someone to fill the position more permanently.
On the bank of Schneider Creek, Chris Mayes, fisheries biologist with the Almanor Ranger District, talks with a group of Chester sixth-graders about insects found in the creek, ecological webs and the importance of healthy environments.
At the time, De Lasaux, University of California Extension forest advisor for Plumas and Sierra counties, had an AmeriCorps intern working on watershed education in schools: Rob Wade.
“At that point I only had an associate degree, but I was certainly passionate about what I was doing,” Wade said. “And I knew right away after doing just one year of camp that it was what I wanted to do.”
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that applications will be accepted to assist private landowners in California affected by wildfires in the last 18 months.
Financial assistance for implementing conservation practices may be available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications for this initiative can be submitted for primary consideration and ranking through Nov. 15.
This trailer, partially consumed, is all that is left from the horrific accident and fire that left the driver dead and a portion of Highway 70 melted in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning, Oct 29. Photo By Will Farris
The big rig driver killed in a fiery crash in the Feather River Canyon on Oct. 29 was identified by the CHP as Franklin Cecil Jarvis, 58, of Chico.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Jarvis worked for Chico Produce out of Durham.
The CHP reported the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The Northeastern California chapter of the American Red Cross will be giving a new volunteer orientation, disaster services overview, sheltering and disaster action team training in Quincy. It will be conducted Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Plumas County Library community room at 500 Jackson St.
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