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Brighten someone else’s holidays this year through charitable giving

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The angel tree in Portola’s Leonard’s Market sports an array of colorful paper angels Wednesday, Nov. 21. By Friday morning, all but two had been chosen! But don’t despair; there are plenty of other giving opportunities throughout the county. Photo by Carolyn Carter
Ingrid Burke
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  The holidays are known for being filled with food, family and those beautiful mornings frosted in fresh snow. But they can also mean a time of stress, cold and hunger for the less fortunate. Giving anonymously to those in need truly embodies the spirit of the season. Involving children and teens in giving makes a stand against the encroachment of selfishness and materialism.

  Besides monetary donations — which support unforeseen or unmet needs — organizations commonly request three types of items:

  —Food. Unopened, non-perishable food items will stock food bank shelves, or be packaged into holiday baskets for needy families.

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Plumas County continues to monitor storm related flooding

Feather Publishing
11/30/2012

The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services continues monitoring the storm and its impacts on our area.  The National Weather Service advises that flooding of rivers and creeks will remain possible through the weekend and especially Saturday night into Sunday when a prolonged period of heavier rainfall is expected.

At this time a Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Flood Watch, and Hazardous Weather Outlook are all in affect.  Residents are urged to monitor changeable conditions and expect localized flooding, hazardous travel conditions, highway closures and power outages.

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Highway 70 is now open

Dan McDonald 
Managing Editor
 

Updated 5:00 p.m.

Highway 70 in the Feather RIver Canyon is now open.

 
Updated 1 p.m.

Highway 70 remained closed in the Feather River canyon Friday afternoon because of water on the roadway, according to Caltrans. 

The highway was closed from 1.2 miles west of Jarbo Gap in Butte County to the Greenville Wye in Plumas County.  

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Plumas County offers storm readiness tips

Feather Publishing
11/28/2012
 

With the incoming storms throughout Plumas County, the Plumas County Office of Emergency Service is reminding residents to be prepared. Take the time to gather disaster supplies that can sustain a household for up to 72 hours. With anticipation of high winds, be prepared of power outages.

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And the flooding begins

Feather Publishing
12/1/2012
 

Stampfli lane and the lowest ranches in Indian Valley are starting to flood already, and the heaviest rain is not expected until tonight and tomorrow. Photo by Richard McCutcheon

Stampfli lane and the lowest ranches in Indian Valley are starting to flood already,and the
heaviest rain is not expected until tonight and tomorrow.Photo by Richard McCutcheon
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