Members of the Rotary Club of Portola, the city of Portola and the Forest Service gather around the new Lake Davis Recreation Trail marker. The 2,500-pound rock was placed Thursday, Oct. 31, and will serve as a guide for recreators enjoying the trail. Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Portola
Though granite boulders are a common item in the Lake Davis area, the Rotary Club of Portola, the Forest Service and the city of Portola have teamed up and turned four particular boulders into unique additions to the pending Lake Davis Recreation Trail.
On Thursday, Oct. 31, the three organizations came together to place the first 2,500-pound engraved boulder and trail marker at the trailhead on the east side of the dam at Lake Davis.
The recreation trail itself has been an ongoing project headed up by the Forest Service. It is a trail that, when finished, will weave back and forth across country roads, interlacing the campgrounds together in a complete circle around the lake.
The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a recent forest fire and is interested in any information the public may have about how the fire may have started.
On November 11, 2013, the fire was discovered on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) near the intersection of Forest Route 422(Snake Lake road) and forest road 24N27 in the Snake Lake area. The fire was contained later the same day at just over 20 acres.
Please contact the PNF Emergency Communications Center (dispatch) at 530-283-7833 or Forest Service law enforcement at 530-283-7769 with any information.
The Plumas National Forest is planning to conduct a number of prescribed burns this fall to reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health. Planned projects include burning piled materials, low to moderate intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor, and moderate to high intensity broadcast burning of brush.
The goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface, to promote more diverse and resilient ecosystems, and to improve habitat for wildlife.
A day of deer hunting turned into a long frigid night in the mountains for two area hunters and the three-man search and rescue crew that ultimately found them.
The hunters called 911 just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. It was getting dark and they lost their way out of the mountains just off Eureka Ridge, about 10 miles west of Sloat.
Plumas County election workers count ballots Nov. 5 as a member of the grand jury observes through the window, and Deputy Clerk-Recorder Tina Terrazas (standing in the background) oversees the process. Clockwise from left: Dick Castaldini, Sue Wickman, Toby Reeson and Joanne Kibbee. Photo by Debra Moore
Voters in various pockets of the county weighed in on tax measures and community services district boards in the Nov. 5 election, with varying results.
Clio residents overwhelmingly approved a $95.24 annual tax to pay the Graeagle Fire Protection District for fire protection and basic life support services.
The measure required two-thirds of the vote to pass and received 82.93 percent.
Similarly, the Peninsula Fire Protection District required two-thirds to pass its special tax of $280 per unimproved parcel and $295 per improved parcel, but fell short with 63.08 percent of the vote. The final tally was 258 yes votes to 151 no votes.
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