Two up and one down for city hall
Tuesday’s election filled two seats on Portola’s City Council — just in time for the resignation of still another councilmember. Bill Kennedy will resign as of Nov. 11.
In his letter to the council, Kennedy said, “I have very much enjoyed the privilege of serving on the Portola City Council.”
Kennedy and his wife, Helen, the former curator at the Williams House Museum, are moving to McMinnville, Ore., to be closer to their children.
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Medicare enrollment streamlined for children
At an October meeting, Plumas County Public Health Director Mimi Hall told the Board of Supervisors her department automatically enrolls children receiving free lunch at schools in MediCal.
Hall said the effort began when a 2008 research report, written in collaboration with the Sierra Institute, supported her department’s previous assumptions about a lack of healthcare coverage.
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Free tire recycling event in Plumas County
Someday, Plumas County residents may drive on roads they helped create through a tire-recycling event scheduled Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Plumas residents are encouraged to turn in old tires during the event at the Plumas County Department of Public Works office in East Quincy. Each resident can bring up to nine tires for recycling free of charge.
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Location for Story Fest changed
The Plumas Tale Spinners have developed a family-friendly storytelling event designed to inspire and entice a broader interest in performances of the spoken word and inspiring more folks to become tellers of tales.
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What to do with the depot?
Those interested in the fate of the historic Western Pacific Freight Depot in Greenville are invited to a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Indian Valley Civic Center.
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Big Creek Road near Bucks Lake now open
Big Creek Road, near Bucks Lake, is now open until snow forces closure for the winter. A slip-out a few years ago caused road realignment away from the top of the bank. The Federal Highway Administration awarded a contract for a retaining wall, drainage improvements and guardrail so the road could be returned to its original alignment. Paving will occur next summer when temperatures allow; currently there is a gravel section over the new drainage pipe. The completed wall is a wire-and-earth wall called a “mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall.” Photo courtesy Plumas County Public Works