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Lake Almanor students learn about the Civil War

At Hawes Farms in Anderson, Lake Almanor Christian School students participate in a Union Army drill. The students learned much from the re-enactors during their Sept. 26 field trip. Photo submitted
Kate West
Logan Dunbar


Thursday, Sept. 26, was a step back in time for Lake Almanor Christian School fourth- through 12-grade students when they journeyed to the historical Hawes Farms in Anderson.

Since 1863, Hawes Farms has been a nonprofit, family-owned farm, enticing people’s interests to learn more about farming and the history of the area.

Recently, Hawes Farms hosted the RACW, the Re-enactors of the American Civil War. The purpose of their visit was to help the students visualize the warfare of that era.

They taught the students many things about the war and also sparked student interest in learning more about our country.

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Water district passes health inspection with perfect results

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

The Hamilton Branch Community Services District passed its most recent health inspection with flying colors.

On Sept. 19, Steve Watson, staff engineer for the California Department of Public Health, conducted his regular inspection and found everything in top-notch condition. General manager Mike Roarty said that typically Watson has at least one suggestion for improvement, but this year he had none.

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Flu clinic in Portola on Monday

Feather Publishing


Eastern Plumas Health Care offers its annual drive-through flu clinic Monday, Oct. 28, from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Portola Hospital parking lot. A $15 donation is requested. More information is available by calling 832-6510.

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Supervisors authorize $30,000 to clean up parcel

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The rattlesnakes and rodents that inhabit a garbage-filled parcel of land in Chilcoot will have to find another place to live — the Plumas Board of Supervisors has earmarked $30,000 to clean up the blighted area.

During the board’s Oct. 15 meeting, Building Official John Cunningham and Public Works Director Bob Perreault shared their plan to remove vehicles and debris from the site.

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Updated - Officer shoots patient at Portola hospital after violent encounter

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Updated 10/23/2013: The patient killed in the officer-involved shooting at Eastern Plumas Hospital in Portola on Oct. 20 has been identified as 53-year-old Mariano Mauro. The district attorney's office confirmed that Mauro died of multiple gunshot wounds.


UPDATED 10/22/2013

Yellow police tape surrounds the main entrance to Eastern Plumas Hospital in Portola as officers from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Justice investigated the officer-involved shooting that left one man dead early Sunday. Photo by Debra Moore

A Plumas County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a patient at Eastern Plumas Health Care in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 20.

During an interview Sunday morning and in a followup conversation Monday afternoon, Sheriff Greg Hagwood described what transpired. 

A 53-year-old white male arrived at the Portola emergency room at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, Oct. 19. Neither he nor the hospital could disclose the reason for the visit. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

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