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Meeting remarks fuel new city makeover projects

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City crews replace aging crabapple trees with new flowering pear trees along Commercial Street as part of a larger Portola makeover campaign. Photos by Ann Powers
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
3/17/2015

Portola Public Works Director Todd Roberts says promoting community pride comes with any civil service job — so when the public speaks, he listens.

At a recent City Council meeting, some residents voiced concerns over a possible shared lease agreement with the State Judicial Council to relocate City Hall to the shuttered Plumas-Sierra Regional Courthouse at 600 Gulling St.

“I mean, look around this town,” said County Supervisor Terry Swofford, who was seated with the Feb. 12 meeting’s public audience. “A pretty building isn’t going to move people here.” Add a comment

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Celebrate with different ‘Irish spirits’ on St. Paddy’s Day

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The wrought-iron entrance to Sharkey Cemetery invites visitors to step back in time for a history lesson on early Irish settlers in Sierra Valley. Photo courtesy findagrave.com
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
3/17/2015

If a green-beer hangover has lost its charm in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, indulge in a different kind of “Irish spirits” March 17 and check out the Sharkey Cemetery about 5 miles east of Portola.

Also known as the Westside or Irish Cemetery, the well-weathered graveyard is perched on a hill on the west side of A23 overlooking the Sierra Valley — where approximately 100 departed souls are laid to rest.
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School board OKs contract with consulting group

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/16/2015

The Plumas Unified School District board approved a contract with Capitol Advisors Group LLC at a special board development workshop held Feb. 28.

Since the consulting and lobbying firm from Sacramento presented its proposal to the PUSD board at the Oct. 9, 2014, meeting, board members have been hashing out details in the contract. Add a comment

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Air district, supervisors discuss green waste options

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/136/2015


First it was Quincy, and now the Chester area is without a green waste collection site. Historically, residents could take their yard debris to the mills in each town, but that is no longer an option.

The county’s Public Works Department, working in conjunction with Feather River Disposal, set up a collection site in Quincy. The debris is then incinerated. Add a comment

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Photographer finds solace in Plumas County forest

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Trees arch over autumn colors and still water at Spanish Creek

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/13/2015

Each morning, Mike Nellor grabs a cup of coffee and his dog Grady and heads out into the forest.

Most afternoons, he shares what he’s seen with his friends and family by posting photos on Facebook.

In the past couple years, Nellor has developed a fan following that checks his page each day to see what new insights he has to share about the world surrounding the town of Quincy.

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