Home http://plumasnews.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:39 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb internet@plumasnews.com (PlumasNews) Apple JOLT offers chance to make use of forgotten fruit http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13042-apple-jolt-offers-chance-to-make-use-of-forgotten-fruit http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13042-apple-jolt-offers-chance-to-make-use-of-forgotten-fruit Feaather Publishing

The third annual Apple JOLT (Juice ’em Or Lose Them), organized by Transition Quincy, will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the white house across the street from Quincy Natural Foods.

The community is invited to scour Quincy for apples and bring them to the event for juicing. Volunteers will help to crush and squeeze the apples into juice. Participants are encouraged to bring clean bottles in which to carry home the finished juice to enjoy.

m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:50:38 -0700
Portola volunteer firefighter battles leukemia http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13006-portola-volunteer-firefighter-battles-leukemia http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13006-portola-volunteer-firefighter-battles-leukemia
Laurie Sears
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer

  “I’m concerned about fire. I think residents need to be more aware,” said Lauri Sears. Lauri and her husband Pete Sears have been volunteers with the Eastern Plumas Fire District  since 2007.  Pete is a volunteer firefighter and Lauri works at their thrift srtore.

  Lauri has been on leave from the Portola Fire Department since April, when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia.]]>
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:15:33 -0700
Fall burning project planned for Chips Fire area http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13020-fall-burning-project-planned-for-chips-fire-area http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13020-fall-burning-project-planned-for-chips-fire-area Feather Publishing

Residents and visitors to the area of the Lassen National Forest where the Chips Fire burned in 2012 might soon notice some smoke in the air.

That’s because a prescribed burning project is planned in units burned during the Chips Fire that were recently helicopter salvaged. Additional small-diameter snags have been felled, creating concentrations of fuel scattered throughout the units.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:20:21 -0700
Native plant meeting focuses on seeds http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13017-native-plant-meeting-focuses-on-seeds http://plumasnews.com/index.php/13017-native-plant-meeting-focuses-on-seeds Feather Publishing

A California Native Plant Gathering is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Quincy library at 445 Jackson St.

The gathering is facilitated by David Popp to connect and learn with others interested in seeing, growing, propagating and sharing knowledge.
m_condon@hotmail.com (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:29:09 -0700
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

“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.
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
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
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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
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
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

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.
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

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.
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

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