Eureka! Local group strikes deal to keep state park open
Plumas-Eureka State Park will be open this summer with a full range of services thanks to an agreement between the Plumas Eureka State Park Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
“We’re very excited,” said Jay Skutt, president of the park association. “It’s good for the community. To see the park sit there and not be used would be a tragedy.”
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Mountain lions cause increasing concern
A sixth lion has been killed in Genesee, where ranchers are scared. Mountain lions, usually solitary animals, are hunting in groups and have slaughtered all but a few goats remaining to young Paul Astles.
The survivors are a couple of nannies, a couple unrelated kids that will have to be bottle fed now, and two orphans from the previous lion kills that were being kept in a different barn.
Astles, of the Walking G, paid for his goats with his own money and was raising them.
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Plumas Arts invites the public to savor the ‘Taste of Plumas’
The sixth annual Taste of Plumas is one of the most anticipated events of the season, says Plumas Arts. The tastings begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.
The staff at Plumas Arts reports that there are more restaurants, caterers and food business participating this year than ever before. Event organizers report that many favorites will return and they are also pleased to welcome several that are new to the event.
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School recall effort under way; board member quits post
After the Plumas Unified School District superintendent and two school board members received recall notices March 8, one school board member quit.
Brad Baker, from the Quincy area, stood and said, “I will save the district the cost of a recall election — I quit.”
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USFS and school district team up for a unique educational partnership
When Union Pacific agreed in July 2008 to settle the Storrie Fire lawsuit for $102 million, it opened the door for a unique educational project.
The settlement earmarked $40 million each to Plumas and Lassen national forests for recreational, scenic, watershed, wildlife and timber restoration efforts, in addition to the $22 million bill for fire suppression.
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School board approves early retirement package
The Plumas Unified School District governing board approved an early retirement package for its teachers March 8, but it was met with mixed reviews.
“We thought we were doing a good thing here,” said trustee Bob Tuerck, “but it hasn’t been received the way we thought it would.”
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