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CalFire to inspect Plumas homes before fire season

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/2/2014
 
Four CalFire inspectors will spend three months ensuring that Plumas County homes are ready for fire season.

Shane Vargas, the local CalFire representative, made the announcement during the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 18 meeting.

Read more: CalFire to inspect Plumas homes before fire season

 

3 million-plus California students set to take modern assessments next month

Feather Publishing
3/1/2014
 

Computer-based assessments in California’s schools will draw one step closer next month with the launch of the Smarter Balanced field tests across every school district in the state, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said recently.

Field testing begins March 18 and runs through June 6. By the end, more than 3 million students in school districts, county offices of education and charter schools will have had a chance to try the new system.

Read more: 3 million-plus California students set to take modern assessments next month

 

Local CHP officers get new vehicles

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Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell stands between two of the latest additions to the county’s California Highway Patrol fleet. The vehicles are Ford Explorer Interceptor patrol SUVs, which are replacing the discontinued Crown Victorias. Mitchell said the all-wheel-drive vehicles grip the road like glue. Photos by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
2/28/2014

 

A new type of California Highway Patrol vehicle began arriving at the local Quincy office Feb. 12.

Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell said the four Ford Explorer Interceptor utility SUVs arrived just in time for Quincy CHP officers to take a mandatory four-hour training course to learn to properly operate the vehicle.

Two CHP training officers from the Northern Division Headquarters in Redding conducted the new patrol vehicle training course, which included classroom instruction and hands-on driving.

Read more: Local CHP officers get new vehicles

 

Candidate re-enters race for District 5 supervisor

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/28/2014
 

As the March 7 deadline to file papers for the June election approaches, it appears that four men will be running for District 5 supervisor: incumbent Jon Kennedy and challengers Mark Dougan, Jeff Engel and Jim Judd.

Judd had indicated that he would seek the position, but then withdrew that intention, citing a lack of time to adequately build a foundation to address the issues facing the county.

Read more: Candidate re-enters race for District 5 supervisor

 

Schmid takes Firefighter of the Year honors at annual banquet

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Capt. David Schmid is named the 2014 Firefighter of the Year for the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt made the presentation at the department’s annual awards banquet Feb. 15. Photo by Maureen Forster
Mike Taborski
Publisher
2/27/2014
 

Every February, the firefighters at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department select the one member who best embodies the mission and values of the department as their choice for Firefighter of the Year.

The announcement is made at the department’s annual installation of officers banquet, held Feb. 15 this year.

The remarks made by Fire Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt as he was making the presentation made it abundantly clear why they nominated Capt. David Schmid as this year’s choice to receive the prestigious award.

Read more: Schmid takes Firefighter of the Year honors at annual banquet

 

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