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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

Maidu partners collaborate on college campus

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Local Natural Resource Conservation Service staff tour the Feather River College campus with NRCS State Conservationist Carlos Suarez (second from right), NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations Jim Spear (far left) and Greenville Indian Rancheria Assistant Fire Chief Danny Manning (second from left). Photo by Darrel Jury
Feather Publishing

Local, state and federal partners are collaborating on an innovative project at Feather River College.

The Greenville Indian Rancheria, Feather River College and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service are working together to reduce threat from wildfires, build trails that will serve as fire breaks and create shaded fuel breaks in adjacent forest stands.

The Greenville Rancheria Wildland Fire Crew will hand-thin small-diameter conifers on 20 acres of the most fire-prone forest stands on campus. This project will tier to the “Feather River Community College Forest & Wildfire Management Plan” prepared by FRC environmental studies instructor Darrel Jury.

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Community garden may be revived in Indian Valley

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

Lauri Rawlins-Betta and Leah Irons, of the Greenville Resource Center, attended the Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District meeting March 16 to present a growing idea. They’d like to see the community garden put back in behind the community center.

The garden was abandoned over recent years because of a lack of community involvement. It will take more volunteers than have dug in in the past to get this operation off the ground — or, rather, in the ground. Add a comment

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Invincible faith, steely determination: Top secret fighter pilot lands in Graeagle

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The SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest aircraft ever built. Photo by Brian Shul
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Air Force veteran Brian Shul isn’t joking — at first — when he says he thought he died and went straight to hell after a fiery crash in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

“I was going down, my whole life flashed before me and I remember thinking it’s all over,” the former fighter pilot recalled. “At the last moment a very great calm came over me and I thought I would be going to heaven.” Add a comment

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Chrysalis Development Program helps women thrive

Feather Publishing

Launched in 2011, the Chrysalis Development Program for Women begins its fifth year in Plumas County in April 2015. The program is made available by Plumas Rural Services and facilitated by Dana Masih, executive coach and trainer.

PRS organizers said Chrysalis was originally designed to “bridge the gap” for those who have transitioned out of abusive situations and/or sheltered accommodation and are in a more stable situation, but who may be left without a clear idea of what to do next.

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Board votes yes on slate of agenda items

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Plumas County supervisors avoided split decisions March 17, and that proved fortuitous for agenda items that required a four-fifths vote, since there were only four board members in attendance. District 1 Supervisor Terry Swofford was not present.

In all, the supervisors approved four agenda items requiring four “yes” votes, involving money transfers or supplemental budgets for the following departments: Mental Health, Facility Services, Public Health and Building.
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