Fifty years ago this week an entire nation mourned. The sorrow that gripped this country transcended age, race, gender and political affiliation.
Nov. 22, 1963 — the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated — became a seminal moment in this nation’s history and anyone old enough to remember can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing.
From his death on Friday through his burial on Monday, the networks broadcast nonstop coverage, captivating the country.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thur. Nov. 21 a Penske rental van crashed through the guardrail just west of Belden, traveled down the bank and landed sideways in the Feather River. A work crew from the Yellow Creek Power House and passing motorists cobbled together a collection of ropes and cargo straps to scale the bank, wade the river and pull the driver from the truck. Photo by Will Farris
Emergency personnel were working to rescue a man after the rental truck he was driving plunged into the Feather River near Belden Thursday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver was out of the vehicle, but still in the water just after 5:30 p.m.
The accident was reported at 4:21 p.m.
According to reports, several vehicles stopped at the scene of the accident to assist in the rescue.
A swift-water rescue was being conducted by search and rescue responders.
The streetlights will stay on in Crescent Mills thanks to an influx of cash from the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, but what about the rest of the county?
Ultimately, the supervisors plan to discuss a countywide lighting district.
California Highway Patrol officers Chris Gould (left) and Jonathan Estes search for the vehicle identification numbers on two stolen quads Nov. 13. Photo by M. Kate West
Officers from the Susanville Area California Highway Patrol and Plumas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a tip received Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, that resulted in solving a number of pending cases.
The resident offering the tip saw what was believed to be three males in Chester pushing quads that had been reported as stolen that same day.
Larry Fites and his wife Pat enjoy the celebration at Eastern Plumas Health Care’s Christmas party last year. Fites served on the board of directors for the health care district. A celebration of his life was held Nov. 15 in Graeagle. Photo submitted
Family and friends filled the Graeagle Fire Hall on Nov. 15 to remember Larry Fites.
A host of speakers honored the man for his work, volunteerism and devotion to family during the celebration of his life. Fites died Nov. 5 at age 78, following a brief illness.
Family friend Dink Rife welcomed the attendees. She was followed by Ed Ward, chief of the Graeagle Fire Department; Gail McGrath, Eastern Plumas Health Care; Paul Hardy, Feather River Land Trust; Scott Elliott, California State Park Service; and daughters Karen Gissibl and JoAnn Fites.
Each of those who spoke discussed how Fites impacted their organizations and their lives.
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