Home http://plumasnews.com/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:12:15 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) High school students network with professionals at career fair http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12927-high-school-students-network-with-professionals-at-career-fair http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12927-high-school-students-network-with-professionals-at-career-fair
High school students spend the morning of Sept. 17 networking with college and business representatives during the College, Career & Transfer Fair in the Feather River College gymnasium. Photos by Dan McDonald
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Several hundred of the county’s best and brightest students did some career one-stop shopping last week at Feather River College.

Juniors and seniors from all of the local high schools gathered in the FRC gymnasium for the College, Career & Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The fair featured 376 students, 65 business professionals and representatives from 25 colleges and universities in a four-hour mega networking conference.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:11:32 -0700
One dead and five injured in Highway 70 collision http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12923-one-dead-and-five-injured-in-highway-70-collision http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12923-one-dead-and-five-injured-in-highway-70-collision BreakingNewsBy Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
Updated 9/23/14 1:00 p.m.
The woman killed in Monday’s crash has been identified as Kelly C. Millard, 45, of Quincy.

The five occupants of the truck suffered moderate to serious injuries. The truck was driven by Kevin C. Kelley, 47, and contained family members Leticia, 40, Sarah, 8, Alison, 13, and Joseph 16.


A head-on collision late Monday afternoon, Sept. 22, left one person dead and five people injured.

Debris is scattered across the roadway after a fatal accident on Highway 70 Monday afternoon. Photos by Shelley Wilkerson
The accident happened on Highway 70, about three miles east of the Highway 89 junction.

A 4-door Toyota Matrix heading eastbound crossed the center yellow line and collided head on with a Ford F-250.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the Matrix was pronounced dead at the scene. The five passengers of the truck were all injured – two with major injuries and 3 with moderate injuries.

Two of the passengers were juveniles. The victims have not yet been identified. ]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:31:21 -0700
Donations from community help fire department purchase new equipment http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12904-donations-from-community-help-fire-department-purchase-new-equipment http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12904-donations-from-community-help-fire-department-purchase-new-equipment
The volunteers that make Quincy safer pose for a team shot at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department station on Lawrence Street. The department expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the community and the years of support given to it. Photo by Maureen Forster

James Wilson
Sports Editor

A couple weeks ago, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay came into the office and said he wanted to show me where all the money the department raised from its pancake breakfasts and drawings went. He definitely piqued my interest.

To show me, he went on, would involve dressing me in full fire gear and having me navigate through a burning building. Now I was intrigued.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:39:47 -0700
We can all become ‘water watchers’ http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12903-we-can-all-become-water-watchers http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12903-we-can-all-become-water-watchers Gia Martynn
Special to Feather Publishing

With all the news about the drought, people are starting not only to be more conscientious about their own water use, but more attentive to water use by others as well. A recent stop at Massack Rest Area on Highway 70 outside of Quincy alerted me to a malfunctioning toilet that was automatically flushing for no reason. Unable to fix the problem myself and not knowing who to notify, I found on the Save Our Water website a link where you could report wasteful water use at state facilities. The website to become a “water watcher” can be found at saveourh2o.org/content/become-water-watcher.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:16:27 -0700
Medi-Cal managed care forums planned http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12899-medi-cal-managed-care-forums-planned http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12899-medi-cal-managed-care-forums-planned Feather Publishing

Included in the 2014 governor’s budget there is a mandate to enroll into managed care plans seniors and people with disabilities who currently have full Medi-Cal benefits and do not have Medicare. This transition is scheduled to occur Dec. 1 in 18 counties, including Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas and Tehama.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:51:54 -0700
Supervisors endorse book; Suggest residents read ‘The Book Thief’ http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12906-supervisors-endorse-book-suggest-residents-read-the-book-thief http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12906-supervisors-endorse-book-suggest-residents-read-the-book-thief

Dr. Joan Parkin and Feather River College President Kevin Trutna discuss the “The Book Thief” as they ask the Board of Supervisors to declare it the county’s Book in Common. Photo by Debra Moore

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

What if all Plumas County residents read the same book and then talk about it?

Feather River College President Kevin Trutna asked the Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution naming “The Book Thief” as the county’s Book in Common.

Trutna, English professor Dr. Joan Parkin and four students appeared before the supervisors Sept. 9 to advocate for the book.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:15 -0700
Lake Almanor hosts a surprising street rod event http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12897-lake-almanor-hosts-a-surprising-street-rod-event http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12897-lake-almanor-hosts-a-surprising-street-rod-event M. Kate West
Staff Writer

When it was time for the jewel-toned hot rods to rumble into Lake Almanor for the 28th annual Street Rod Extravaganza, no one could have guessed whether the event would be a success.

Several factors generated concern as to whether or not Northern California and Reno rodders would return to Lake Almanor.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:22:17 -0700
Less than two weeks left before Soup Cook-Off registration closes http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12882-less-than-two-weeks-left-before-soup-cook-off-registration-closes http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12882-less-than-two-weeks-left-before-soup-cook-off-registration-closes Feather Publishing

The Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum is hosting its inaugural Soup Cook-Off to coincide with its annual “Night at the Graveyard” event Saturday, Sept. 27.

The inaugural Soup Cook-Off is open to anyone who would like to enter. Entry costs $15 and includes two “Night at the Graveyard” dinner tickets, a $60 value.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:01:38 -0700
Highway work west of Chester will cause delays begining Monday http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12912-highway-work-west-of-chester-will-cause-delays-begining-monday http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12912-highway-work-west-of-chester-will-cause-delays-begining-monday Feather Publishing

Next week, beginning Monday, September 22, 2014 through Thursday, September 25, 2014 there will be one way traffic control from 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on State Route 36 in Chester from 0.2 miles east of Route 89 to Melissa Avenue for asphalt repair work. Motorists should expect 5-10 minute delays.


m_condon@hotmail.com (MicahelC) -Headline News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:56:16 -0700