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“Philip Hyde has a rare feeling for the medium of photography. I consider him one of the very best photographers of the natural scene in America.”
—Ansel Adams, 1971
Plumas Arts will exhibit historically significant photographs by Philip Hyde at the Capitol Arts Center at 525 Main St. in Quincy from May 3 to June 1. Hyde’s photography helped preserve and promote many national parks.
An opening reception Friday, May 3, 5 – 7 p.m. launches the show. A special presentation by Philip Hyde’s son, David Leland Hyde, will be held at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m.
During his 60-year full-time large-format film photography career Philip Hyde lived with his wife Ardis in Plumas County for 56 years.
There are few things that more aptly represent the caring fabric of our community than the regular community suppers that take place in the county.
Especially in the last several years, when times have been tough for many of us, the suppers have offered relief from hunger — not just hunger of the belly, but hunger of the heart. For many, the gathering represents an important social event, offering fellowship and camaraderie.
Firefighter injured while fighting SPI fire in Quincy
A firefighter was injured during the assault to extinguish a blaze at Sierra Pacific Industry’s mill in Quincy on Wednesday afternoon, May 1.
The firefighter, Kristapher Gunn, of Quincy, suffered broken bones in his ankle after he was blown off a ladder and fell to the ground.
Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou said Gunn was blown off by a water stream from his hose that re-coiled off the building.
Cassou said the fire broke out at approximately 12:30 p.m. Quincy fire arrived on the scene at 12:36 p.m. The blaze was extinguished by 3:30 p.m.
Smoke billowed out in thick brown masses from the co-gen substation where the fire is believed to have started, according to a SPI mill worker.
A couple dozen people congregated at the junction of N. Mill Creek Road and Danny Court where the smoke was clearly visible.
|Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog may get federal protection. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service|
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered and the Yosemite toad as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Should the National Park Service compensate the U.S. Forest Service for damages caused by the Reading Fire last summer?
The Quincy Library Group members think so and they unanimously passed a resolution to ask the Park Service to transfer $10 million to the Forest Service.
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