As we prepare to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the Christmas shopping season begins in earnest with a mad rush to buy all those colorful presents we stash under our brightly decorated Christmas trees to surprise our family, friends and loved ones.
This holiday season, we once again challenge each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — to spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season. If we all did that it would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy. And that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.
It’s a simple concept that we first introduced four years ago. We also mentioned it last week in the Business Scene column of this newspaper — and that is because it has proven to be worth its weight in gold.
It’s time for the American Valley to consolidate its two water and sewer services districts into one.
The idea isn’t new. The East Quincy and Quincy districts have been talking about it for more than two decades. Unfortunately, the talks sometimes resembled bar-room brawls more than genuine negotiations. For years it seemed the districts’ respective boards of directors simply didn’t trust each other.
But times have changed. The two boards are no longer made up of Hatfields and McCoys.
The attitudes and makeup of the current boards have never been better for making this important change — a change that should have happened years ago.