PlumasNews Home Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:28:29 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (PlumasNews) Quincy drug busts result in five arrests Feather Publishing

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office served two search warrants March 12, which yielded the seizure of methamphetamines, marijuana, hypodermic needles and scales and resulted in the arrests of five Quincy residents.

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Rouse, 24, and Michael Love, 54, in the parking lot of the Plumas Pines Shopping Center at 4:09 p.m.

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West finishes duty on college trustee board James Wilson
Staff Writer

Leah West finished her time on the Feather River College board of trustees last Thursday. Fellow trustees wished her well, and expressed their sadness in seeing her go.

West was voted onto the board in 2008. She announced her intention to resign at this year’s January meeting. Last month, the trustees agreed to appoint a provisional trustee rather than holding an expensive election.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:40 -0700
River walkway project stalled waiting on money, volunteers
Aspen Delay
Portola City officials and volunteers donate time and resources to the Feather River walkway project. Photos by Alisha Proctor
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

More money and more volunteers are needed before the Feather River walkway project sees completion, according to Portola city officials.

“It’s way bigger than it started out to be,” said Council Member Phil Oels. “We’re also hung up waiting for grant money.”

With an original deadline set for this spring, initial plans call for an Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant river walk lined with aspen trees, wooden benches, parking and informational plaques regarding points of interest, local businesses and activities.

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Local Realtors report positive real estate market trends Feather Publishing

Plumas County Realtors reported they saw positive changes in the local real estate market in 2014 with a sharp reduction in foreclosure sales and increased prices in all levels of the residential markets, according to the Plumas Association of Realtors.

Data gathered from PAR’s countywide multiple listing service show that the average price of all homes “sold” at any price in 2014 was $257,095, up from 2013’s average of $221,394.
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New dentist joins Feather River Family Dentistry in Quincy new dentist Shannika Dao is Plumas County's newst dentist. Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Shannika Dao took an interesting path to become Plumas County’s newest dentist — both professionally and geographically.

The Jamaican-born Dao moved to Florida with her family when she was 16. She attended college and nursing school in the Sunshine State.

“I always wanted to be a physician,” the 37-year-old Dao said during an interview in her office at the Plumas District Hospital dental clinic last week, “but I needed to work.”]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:21:47 -0700
Design for Main Street building approved
Design review
This façade design for the Cornerstone Learning building to be constructed in the burned empty lot in downtown Quincy was approved by the Quincy Design Review Committee on March 12 Design plan courtesy Tommy and Carol Miles
Rebuilding at site of downtown fire scheduled for May
James Wilson
Staff Writer

The Quincy Design Review Committee approved a building design March 12 presented by Cornerstone Learning owners Tommy and Carol Miles. The learning center will be built in downtown Quincy on the site of the former Great Northern building that burned during a December 2014 fire.

“We’re excited to finally be moving with this,” Tommy Miles said.

Though the design is a go, Miles is still waiting on litigation involving insurance companies to be resolved. He said he hopes construction will begin this spring.
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State awards $2.6 million grant to Sierra Institute for biomass heat and power project Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy.

“I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a network of small biomass plants throughout the county that would provide heat and power to local entities.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:54:00 -0700
Public weighs in on proposed Bucks Lake trail Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Four months after the Plumas County Board of Supervisors heard arguments for and against proposed trails at Bucks Lake, they heard many of the same pros and cons again.

Cabin owners and recreation enthusiasts packed the boardroom March 10, just as many had during the last go around Nov. 12, 2014.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 16 Mar 2015 03:04:47 -0700
March 26 deadline looms for public comment on GWC rate hike Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Graeagle Water Co. customers have until March 26 to weigh in on a proposed 40 percent rate hike that will generate $179,133 in added revenue for the private utility.

The recommendation (Proposed Resolution W-5027) is scheduled to be on the California Public Utilities Commission’s April 9 agenda for its meeting in San Francisco. At that time, the CPUC may choose to act on the resolution, postpone it or change it.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0700