Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, with the exception of the vestibule and restrooms, will be closed to the public from Dec. 1 through March 31, 2014, due to ongoing budget concerns.
Flames from a tree trunk in the Mabie Burn Defensible Fuel Profile Zone near Mohawk add to the billows of smoke that fill the air in early November. Photos by Carolyn Shipp
The crew at Beckwourth Ranger District has been busy with fire in Eastern Plumas County. Many residents of the area might have spotted the billows of smoke coming out of Gold Mountain on A15, and some might have noticed it seep its way into Quincy.
The district has been cleaning up the forest with the natural vacuum that is prescribed burns. The most recent of these burns has been the Mabie Underburn project, which started Nov. 4. Though the smoke from the burn can be a nuisance, the result of the burning operation is meant to be beneficial for all.
The newlyweds kiss after being pronounced husband and wife at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Nov. 18 in a midnight ceremony. Photos courtesy Tony Cordero
Sometimes, fairytales can come true.
When Navy Seaman Apprentice Dylan Ruffer heard Pastor Todd DuBord say, “You’ve been waiting 11 months for this. You may kiss your wife,” nearly a year-long separation from fiancee Madison Meinhardt ended.
Madison and Dylan, both 19, were forced to cancel their Oct. 12 wedding when Dylan’s deployment on the USS Gravely off the coast of Syria was extended.
Madison had nearly given up hope of marrying her Chester High School sweetheart when she learned that her fiance would be flying into Reno on Nov. 18 for a week’s vacation before resuming duty in Norfolk, Va.
A former general manager of the Indian Valley Community Services District is accused of stealing more than $380,000 from the district while she was in charge.
Leanna May Moore, 41, of Winnemucca, Nev., surrendered to a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy Thursday, Nov. 21, two days after a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed reads a statement to the family of Rory McGuire as defense attorney John Ohlson listens during Wallin-Reed’s sentencing Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy. Photos by Dan McDonald
Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed’s voice cracked as he turned in his courtroom seat and addressed the family of the man he killed more than two years ago.
“I know that there are no words that I can offer that will give you relief from the pain that you experience every moment of every day,” he said.
Moments later, Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman sentenced Wallin-Reed to 84 years in prison for the July 2011 shooting that killed 20-year-old Rory McGuire and wounded two of McGuire’s friends.
The Thursday, Nov. 21, sentencing at the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy included emotional statements from McGuire’s mother and sisters, as well as a statement from Wallin-Reed’s wife, Kerri.
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