|The author and son-in-law Earl Jessee admire a pair of Lake Almanor rainbow trout. Photo by Doug Neal|
Hiking up the long grade, the late morning sun is hotter at mid-slope than it was when we started down in the cool canyon bottom. Our lungs are working hard and our calves feel a slight burn from the steep climb. Our dog Sierra is looking for a shady spot to take a break. Finally we reach the top of the ridge. We look back down into the beautiful granite canyon below, but only briefly. The trail bends into a thick stand of shady red fir offering relief from the heat. So we press on.
After a short walk through the trees, we break out on to the shore of a beautiful high-elevation lake. On one end of the lake damselflies flutter over grassy shallows. Most of the lake is bordered by a dense stand of lodgepole pine that grows right down to the water line. Little yellow pollen rings show where the high water sometimes engulfs the shoreline trees. On the far side of the lake a granite cliff juts upward from the lake reaching nearly a hundred feet into the air.
Sue Segura, left, addresses the audience just before the school board is set to announce its decision to “pursue a conditional offer of employment” with her. School district board members Sonja Anderson, Leslie Edlund, Bob Tuerck and president Chris Russell joined superintendent Micheline Miglis after a 4-1/2-hour closed session April 18 in Quincy.Photo by Laura Beaton
Quincy High School’s principal, Dr. Sue Segura, could be back on the job next year.
Segura was told the school board would pursue a conditional offer of employment with her at its special board meeting April 18.
After 4-1/2 hours in closed session, the Plumas Unified School District board reconvened and announced it had taken action.
Previous to the announcement at 10:45 p.m., Segura addressed the audience of about 40 diehard supporters, asking them to remain silent regardless of the board’s decision.
Rebecca Saam, a second-year veterinary technician student at Yuba College, examines Rowdy, one of Feather River College’s 2-year-old horses. FRC’s new superintendent and president, Dr. Kevin Trutna, set up the collaboration between Yuba College’s vet tech program and FRC’s equine program. Photo by Carolyn Carter
Dr. Kevin Trutna is taking his new position as president of Feather River College in stride. Right out of the gate Trutna has orchestrated a collaboration between FRC’s equine program and Yuba College’s veterinary technician program.
Trutna spent 14 years with Yuba College before getting hired at FRC. In those years he said he helped the growth of the college’s vet tech program and he knew the vet program inside and out. When he made the transition to FRC he saw a potential for a perfect marriage between Yuba College’s program and Feather River’s equine program.
A former Quincy business owner was sentenced Friday, April 19, after pleading “no contest” to a charge of felony sexual battery.
Patrick Michael Le Coq was sentenced to three years of formal probation and 596 days in county jail. He must register as a sex offender, pay fines and fees and stay away from the victim and her mother.
J.T. Massey holds up the biggest “other fish” caught during the Shiver at the River event April 20. He won $20 for his catch. Photo submitted
The inaugural “Shiver at the River” fundraiser was held Saturday, April 20, in Portola. It was accompanied by an additional inaugural happening: the Early Open Fish Derby, which saw anglers trying their favorite techniques up and down the Middle Fork Feather River from Rocky Point east of town to Delleker.
The weather was perfect, and ticket-holders hit the waters as early as the 6 a.m. start. A week earlier, Plumas County Fish and Game Commission had paired with Portola High teacher Dave Valle and planted a truckload of brood stock from the Feather River College hatchery program.
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