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Reduce, reuse, recycle — this newspaper!

Recycling allxaIngrid Burke
Copy Editor

  America Recycles Day is next Thursday, Nov. 15, and this is a perfect time to think about your recycling and sustainability habits. Are you incorporating the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra in your daily life? You bet you are, just by reading this newspaper!

  If you toss this paper into a recycling bin when you’re done with it instead of a garbage can, you’re saving trees and landfill space. But by buying the paper in the first place, you’re also providing a market for recycled goods: All Feather Publishing Co. newspapers are printed on paper with 40 percent or more recycled content. This is essential, because without a way to keep recycled materials in the production chain, recycling doesn’t do any good.

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All Plumas schools are open Friday

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6:30 a.m.

Plumas Unified School District called Feather Publishing this morning and advised that all schools including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning.


Buses in most areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays.

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Wild turkeys make their fall debut

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Wild turkeys are fair game for hunters through Dec. 9 this year, and the season limit is two. The Department of Fish and Game warns residents not to contribute to problem behaviors by feeding wild turkeys. Photo by Alicia Knadler
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With shorter days and a chilly nip in the air, we know fall has arrived and winter is not too far off.

As the season changes, so do the habits of wildlife. Bears stock up on calories for winter hibernation, birds migrate to warmer climates and wild turkeys seem to come out in droves.

While these wild game birds may seem harmless and approachable, they can cause problems. Many homeowners can’t resist feeding them. What starts out as innocent fun can become a nuisance if the birds start destroying flower and vegetable gardens, leaving their droppings on patios and decks or roosting on cars where they may scratch the paint.

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Fall colors peaking throughout Plumas County

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Fall color continues to brighten the streets of Quincy, as this maple tree outside the high school vividly demonstrates. Photo by Laura Beaton

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Forest project canceled due to Chips Fire

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor

  Due to the Chips Fire, the Belden Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management Project EIS has been cancelled.

  Instead, the project has been divided in two, according to Lee Anne Schramel Taylor, Plumas National Forest public affairs officer.

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