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Continued drought will ultimately lead to serious water wars

Feather Publishing
August 1, 2014

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It’s been said that more 21st-century wars will be fought over water than oil. In California, that could mean a civil war.

The seeds of conflict are already sprouting — magnified by a generational drought in the West that could leave our state looking like the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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Grand jury did a solid job; report is worth reading

Feather Publishing
7/25/2014


If you care about your community, set aside some time to read the special 2013-14 Grand Jury Report insert in this week’s paper.

This year’s report is a well-written and comprehensive examination of some timely issues that are important to Plumas County.

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Plumas County had better brace for the worst wildfire conditions on record

Feather Publishing
7/18/2014


California is burning.

That might sound like an alarming statement, but it’s a fact. Take a look at any of the various state maps that indicate where wildfires are currently burning. The maps are dotted with red. And we haven’t even reached the peak fire season yet.

That, however, is not entirely true. In 2014, fire season arrived early. Actually, it never left. After two years of record drought we are living in the middle of a tinderbox. Our forests are so dangerously dry that the governor declared a state of emergency in early June. In May Gov. Jerry Brown told us to brace for one of the worst fire seasons ever.

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Survival of theatre is up to us

James Wilson
Staff Writer

“Here's $10. That should be enough for admission and some candy,” my mom said as she handed me a crisp bill, dropping me off on the corner of Main and Bradley. “I'll pick you up right after the movie.”

And like that, she was off. My 10-year-old self searched around until I spotted the group of friends I was meeting up with. I still couldn’t believe it! My mom let me go to the movies with just my friends — no adults!

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Ground squirrels are digging up the place

Will Farris
Staff Writer
7/2/2014


When you walk outside you can feel them staring with their little beady eyes. Sometimes one will pop out in the open, do a little two-step and dive down a hole. Or perhaps it will run a while, tail in the air, playing “catch me if you can.” I had a fox for a bit, that at least kept the little beggars out of site, but she moved on.

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