Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents
Five hundred Plumas County residents may be eligible for no-cost health insurance thanks to a new program announced last week.
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) said Dec. 21 it would expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34 mostly rural California counties, including Plumas County, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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Chester schools receive $30k from donor
This past November proved to be a remarkable month for Chester’s public schools. In the span of seven days, the schools received two monetary donations from the same individual totaling $30,000.
Kenneth Worsham, a seasonal resident of Prattville who has been coming to Lake Almanor for the past 20 years, earmarked his donations for two specific funds.
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Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding
There’s no evidence that cloud seeding has negative effects on the environment or public health. But more research should be done.
That’s what an advisory committee told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers
An early morning blaze just days before Christmas has left a Portola family of eight with one dead, six injured and their home destroyed.
Fire broke out in the mobile home at 417 W. Plumas Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 12:15 a.m., quickly engulfing the home and spreading to mobile homes on either side.
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Boy’s helping hands rewarded
Indian Valley Editor
Plumas County sheriff’s deputies pulled Greenville Elementary student Kyle Hitson out of a lineup of his classmates last week.
Deputy Phil Shannon and his wife, Che Shannon, also a sheriff’s office employee, stood on either side of Hitson and turned him to face the assembled students.
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County scraps recycling pilot project
The county has decided to scrap a mandatory curbside recycling and waste removal program … at least for now.
Instead, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Dec. 13, to apply excess profit from Feather River Disposal toward improving FRD’s transfer stations.
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