Forest supervisor defends Chips Fire tactics; meetings scheduled
“We had one strategy — to put it out.”
That’s how Plumas National Forest Supervisor Earl Ford described his organization’s approach to the Chips Fire.
Ford said his office had been inundated with calls, letters and emails regarding the Forest Service’s response to the fire.
“I would describe it as hate mail,” he said, noting that complaints were also sent to the president, the Forest Service chief and members of Congress.
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Supervisors interview auditor hopeful in open session
Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a room full of onlookers, but that’s exactly the situation Roberta Allen faced last week.
Allen, the only applicant for Plumas County auditor, interviewed with the full Board of Supervisors and its staff Oct. 2, while other county department heads and members of the public listened.
Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo posed the questions, while the supervisors chimed in at various points.
“I was a little nervous,” Allen admitted during a conversation following the meeting.
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It’s official: Plumas County adopts budget
Four and a half months and 300 pages later, Plumas County has a budget.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the $74.5 million spending plan for 2012-13 during its Oct. 2 meeting.
Because the budget has been discussed, debated and dissected for weeks, there was no public comment and minimal board discussion during the meeting.
“In 20 years, this is the most difficult (budget) I’ve ever been involved with,” said Board Chairman Robert Meacher, who, along with his fellow supervisors, met with representatives of every department that is funded by the county general fund, and reviewed their budgets line by line.
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Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade
M. Kate West
“Mountain Memories Old and New” is the theme of the 92nd annual Chester Fourth of July Parade.
The event, which was originally hosted by Chester Ladies Club, is now under the domain of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.
Leading the all-volunteer team for the second year in a row is chamber board member and local Plumas Bank manager Tracey Smith.
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Quincy man grows giant pumpkin
Guy Hinrichs of Quincy placed 12th in the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival weigh-off with his 1,115.5-pound Cucurbita maxima Atlantic giant pumpkin Oct. 6. Although Hinrichs didn’t win one of the top prizes in the 18th annual festival, he beat his personal goal of breaking a thousand pounds. The festival’s winning pumpkin weighed an astounding 1,630.5 pounds and earned its owner $9,783. This is the third year Hinrichs has entered the contest. He won $100 for his giant pumpkin. Photo submitted