A draft memorandum of understanding between Plumas Unified School District and Plumas Charter School for 2013-14 was presented to the school board at the May 2 board meeting in Chester.
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The Chips Fire “burned” more than 75,000 acres of land in a little over a month last summer. The number of acres burned is misleading, however, as the terrain encompassed within the Chips Fire boundaries experienced varying degrees of burn severity.
Just 20 percent of the area was severely burned, according to Mike Donald, Mount Hough District Ranger, in what foresters call a “mosaic burn.”
The Chips Fire burn area contains millions of board feet of salvageable timber. Efforts are currently underway to harvest some of it.
Measure A dates at a glance
Vote-by-mail ballots sent out*
Registration and address correction period closes
*If you have not received your ballot by May 24, visit the Plumas County Elections office in the courthouse or call 283-6256 or 283-6129.
Measure A will help the volunteers continue their work
In the space of 15 minutes, three calls came into the Quincy Fire Department — a fire pit complaint, a request for medical aid and a cat up a tree — yes, fire departments really do get calls about treed cats.
Those calls last Monday afternoon are just a sample of what Chief Robbie Cassou and the volunteer firefighters handle on a daily basis beyond responding to fires.
This week the ballots for Measure A will arrive in local mailboxes. They must be returned by June 4.
By its own admission, the county’s probation department isn’t doing a good job with high-risk offenders.
The poor success rate could end up costing the county money, in the form of fewer dollars from the state’s inmate realignment fund.
Players from 11 Chester Little League teams line up in the Chester Park baseball diamond as they eagerly await the first pitch of the season April 26. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Eleven Little League softball teams occupied the Chester Park baseball diamond during the season’s opening ceremonies April 27.
The teams — which included five T-ball teams and a mixture of six girls’ and boys’ teams playing in the major, minor and junior divisions — were announced one at a time by Chester Little League president Mike Klimek, and positioned so that two long lines were formed in the center of the field.
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