Home http://plumasnews.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:47:41 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) Parents express concern over school board’s lack of teacher support http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13005-parents-express-concern-over-school-board-s-lack-of-teacher-support http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13005-parents-express-concern-over-school-board-s-lack-of-teacher-support James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/21/2014

“There seems to be a lack of support from the board. In general, this creates a poor school culture.”

Those were the sentiments Bridget Isham, expressed to the Plumas Unified School District board during the public input portion of the regular meeting of the Plumas County Board of Education at Portola High School on Oct. 9.
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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:21:46 -0700
Portola company supports Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13033-portola-company-supports-mohawk-valley-stewardship-council http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13033-portola-company-supports-mohawk-valley-stewardship-council
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High Sierra Gas supports the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council with a matching funds program. From left: Janet Reihsen, MVSC membership chairman; Leslie Cercek, High Sierra Gas manager; Jack McKeehan, owner; and MVSC president Bill Tantau. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing
10/21/2014

High Sierra Gas is offering a matching funds program in support of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council. MVSC is a nonprofit corporation that is restoring the historical White Sulphur Springs Ranch site in Clio.

This matching funds campaign will be in effect during the annual membership drive, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. New members or members renewing their membership during this period will have their membership fee, as well as any additional donation, matched by High Sierra Gas up to $250.


Similarly, nonmembers can see their donation doubled by sending contributions directly to the MVSC during this time period. The matching funds program applies to all contributors, whether or not they are customers of High Sierra Gas.

For more information visit mohawkvalley.us, email membership@mohawkvalley.us or call 836-2495. MVSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:06 -0700
PG&E reduces wildfire risk, improves public access to Bucks Lake http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13019-pg-e-reduces-wildfire-risk-improves-public-access-to-bucks-lake http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13019-pg-e-reduces-wildfire-risk-improves-public-access-to-bucks-lake
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s tree contractor, Mountain Enterprisess, cuts and chips dead and dying trees to improve forest health and reduce fire risk on the south side of Bucks Lake. Photo courtesy Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Feather Publishing
10/20/2014

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is removing hazardous trees, along with dead and dying trees, near Bucks Lake in order to reduce wildfire risk, improve public access and boost forest health.

The project area covers nearly 30 acres on the south side of Bucks Lake. It will reduce the risk of hazardous trees falling onto the Oroville-Quincy Highway and Mile High Road and will eliminate dead and dying trees that can burn easily or harbor tree-killing insects and diseases.
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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:07:23 -0700
Local fallen firefighter honored at national ceremony http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13016-local-fallen-firefighter-honored-at-national-ceremony http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13016-local-fallen-firefighter-honored-at-national-ceremony Feather Publishing
10/20/2014


Luke Sheehy, of Susanville, was one of 107 fallen firefighters honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 12. The service was held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:25:19 -0700
County leaders plan to hire several employees http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13001-county-leaders-plan-to-hire-several-employees http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13001-county-leaders-plan-to-hire-several-employees Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/19/2014

County officials didn’t waste any time after the 2014-15 budget was adopted to seek permission to fill vacancies in their departments.

During its Oct. 7 meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized a dozen positions to be filled. Some will be internal promotions, but most will be advertised to the public.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:16:29 -0700
Supervisors begin meeting with lively public comment, set new winter hours http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13015-supervisors-begin-meeting-with-lively-public-comment-set-new-winter-hours http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13015-supervisors-begin-meeting-with-lively-public-comment-set-new-winter-hours Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/18/2014

Public comment turned out to be livelier than normal during the Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 7 meeting, with supervisors sparring with a candidate, and a concerned citizen taking on the Forest Service.

District 5 supervisor candidate Jim Judd drew some fire when he passed out a document with highlights from the meeting between California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow and Sheriff Greg Hagwood, when the former was in town to discuss the possibility of collaborating on a new administrative building for the two agencies.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:28 -0700
Taylorsville business celebrates cash register centennial http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13004-taylorsville-business-celebrates-cash-register-centennial http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13004-taylorsville-business-celebrates-cash-register-centennial
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Jack and Karen Wood, parents of Kelly Tan, stand near the famous 100-year-old cash register in Young’s Market. Photos by Miriam S. Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
10/17/2014

What do you get for a 100-year-old cash register on its birthday? Cash would seem the obvious answer. However, at the party Kelly Tan and her family have planned for their centennial register, at Young’s Market in Taylorsville on Saturday, Oct. 18, she thinks cake will suffice.

That’s why she’s holding a cake contest, along with many other activities, for anyone who wishes to attend.

The party will be from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be free food and beverages; samples of fine cheeses; live music; and homemade, nitrate-free barbecued sausage — free-range chicken will also go on the barbecue.

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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:16:21 -0700
Portola City Council candidates answer questions http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12995-portola-city-council-candidates-answer-questions http://plumasnews.com/index.php/12995-portola-city-council-candidates-answer-questions Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/16/2014

From five candidates, voters will choose two to fill open Portola City Council positions in November.

Bill Powers and Pat Morton are the appointed incumbents, and their challengers are John Gault, Linda Van Dahlen and Terri Woods.

The candidates answered questions put to them by Feather Publishing. Each candidate was given a limit of 120 words per answer.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:39:26 -0700
FRC plans tribute for deceased student Abigail "Grace" Holland http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13007-frc-plans-tribute-for-deceased-student-abigail-grace-holland http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13007-frc-plans-tribute-for-deceased-student-abigail-grace-holland Feather Publishing
Update 10/15/14 12:30 p.m.
 

The family of Grace Holland has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in the wake of Grace's death. They said they have been deeply moved by the stories, anecdotes and memories about Grace. A special email address has been established for people who would like to send a message directly to Grace's family. Photos and video clips are also welcome.  The address is: rememberourgrace@yahoo.com

 

10/15/2014

Two tributes have been planned for Abigail “Grace” Holland, the Feather River College student who died last weekend.

According to FRC President Kevin Trutna, a short vigil will take place tonight at 7:30 (Wednesday, Oct. 15) in the FRC gymnasium. The vigil will follow the volleyball game.

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m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:42:21 -0700