PlumasNews Home Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:57:03 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (PlumasNews) Fire burns cabin, trailer; forces evacuations in Belden Town — Sheriff looking for individuals who were staying in the cabin where the fire started
Firefighters conduct mop-up operations Sunday morning, April 19, after a fire burned structures next to the lodge in Belden. Photo by Miriam Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

A fire of unknown origin burned a cabin and mobile home adjacent to Belden Town’s guest lodge Sunday, April 19, crackling to life in the wee hours of the morning.

Apartments connected to the main lodge also suffered considerable damage.

There were no injuries associated with the fire, but a family of five, living in the trailer next to the cabin where the fire started, lost almost all of their belongings. The family was put in contact with the American Red Cross and they were provided temporary lodging at a Quincy motel.
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Film about famous wandering gray wolf to be screened at Town Hall Theatre
Niwa is the wolf “actor” who plays OR7 in the film “OR7 — The Journey,” to be screened Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

All are welcome to join Feather River College’s Sustainability Action Team and Quincy’s Earth Days Committee in welcoming Oregon filmmaker Clemens Schenk for the Quincy premiere of the documentary “OR7 — The Journey,” an inspiring film about Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf.

The showing will be held at the Town Hall Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 for all students and $15 at the door. Tickets are available now through Plumas Arts, Quincy Natural Foods, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co. and FRC Bookstore. There is limited seating, and the show is expected to sell out.

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Supervisors grant fair wish list — this time Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Fair Manager John Steffanic’s request to spend $36,000 from the state on various projects at the fairgrounds morphed into a larger discussion about how departments are funded, but in the end the supervisors granted his request during their April 7 meeting.

Steffanic will use $10,000 to pay the fair’s electric bill and then spend the remainder on a dump trailer, materials for planter boxes, a water tank, tree trimming, a six-person golf cart, and a single-wide trailer.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:29:19 -0700
Grand Jury: How is Plumas County doing without a CAO? Feather Publishing

Editor’s note: This midterm report was submitted by the 2014-15 Plumas County Civil Grand Jury. The Grand Jury plans to publish a series of midterm reports in the upcoming weeks.

There are 58 counties in California. At the time of this report, three counties do not have county administrative officers: Glenn, Plumas and Sierra. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors has been operating without a CAO since April 2012.

In November 2012, the BOS decided to leave the position of CAO vacant and assumed the duties of the CAO position to offer relief for the financial constraints imposed on the county due to the overall economic climate, declining population and unfunded mandates while continuing to provide for and address the needs of Plumas County’s residents.
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Chief probation officer relocates: Board appoints interim replacement Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince is moving to Imperial County and Clint Armitage, the department’s supervising probation officer, will fill the position on an interim basis until a new chief is hired.

Prince, who was hired in January of 2014, is leaving to be nearer to family.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:19:49 -0700
County employees participate in $4-a-Day Challenge

Guidelines for the $4-a-Day Challenge

  • Choose any seven consecutive days between Sunday, April 5 and Sunday, April 26 to complete the Challenge.
  • Plan to spend only $4 per person, per day on food. This is a food budget only; other considerations like rent, utilities, and transportation are not included.
  • Plan to eat only food that you have purchased during the Challenge.
  • Plan to track all of your food spending during the Challenge.
James Wilson
Staff Writer

Plumas County Public Health employees decided to put their money where their mouth is — literally.

Public Health launched the $4-a-Day Challenge on April 5 to raise awareness about the difficulties of eating healthy on a limited budget. Employees of the county office decided that if they were going to urge people to give the challenge a shot, they had to as well.

The difficulty involved with eating healthy on just $28-a-week, they reported, is eye opening.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:49:08 -0700
Heart K Ranch to feature native plant walk
Plant walk
David Popp transplants Indian Hemp at the Heart K Ranch. Photo by Vanessa Vasquez
Feather Publishing

Join David Popp, California Native Plant Society member and local botanical enthusiast, for a spring plant walk at the beautiful Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley on Saturday, April 18.

Popp will lead tour participants through the black oak woodlands and the Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests behind the historic Heart K Ranch main house.

The plant walk is open to all people and is part of the 2015 Plumas County Earth Days.

No experience is required—just bring closed-toe walking shoes, water, a hand lens if you have one and a notebook if you would like to sketch or take notes.

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Rec district offers free live scan fingerprinting M. Kate West
Staff Writer

The Almanor Recreation and Park District has arranged a live scan fingerprinting session for Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., reported board president Sean Delacour.

The cost of the live scan is $56 per individual and ARPD will pay the full cost for those who volunteer as soccer coaches, referees, board members, prospective board members and paid staff, as well as parents who coordinate youth programs such as drop-in basketball or open gym for the district.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:49:29 -0700
Supervisors appoint Mimi Hall interim mental health director Discuss hiring consultant to revamp department Plumas Board of Supervisors
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Public Health Director Mimi Hall will double her duties and serve as interim director of the county’s mental health department as well.

The announcement was made following a closed session meeting of the Plumas Board of Supervisors on April 7.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:54:11 -0700