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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

-Headline News

Quincy S Club wants your vote

Feather Publishing
3/15/2014
 

The Quincy High School S club is organizing an event for National Fire Protection Association Community Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 3 and hopes to reduce fuel around elderly/disabled properties in Quincy.

Read more: Quincy S Club wants your vote

 

Feed a bear, pay a fine

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This bear helps himself to a little birdseed on the deck of a Lake Almanor home. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends only providing birdfeeders from November through March and hanging them so that they are inaccessible to bears. Photos submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

3/14/2014

Fish and Game Commission warns of impending danger

It’s being described as a perfect storm.

A surging bear population, budget cuts for trappers and drought conditions are leading local and state wildlife experts to predict danger.

“We are trying to do a pre-emptive strike,” Ron Horton told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during its March 4 meeting.

Read more: Feed a bear, pay a fine

 

Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award

Feather Publishing
3/14/2014
 

The Feather River Land Trust’s Learning Landscapes program received an award for innovation and excellence in nature-based education at the statewide California Council of Land Trusts annual conference.

Read more: Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award

 

Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/14/2014

    Now that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors live-streams its meetings, Sherrie Thrall hopes other entities will follow suit.
 
   Supervisor Thrall suggested that other boards and commissions could benefit from the technology that the county has procured.

Read more: Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

 

Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/13/2014

 

After a 15-year hiatus, the fair’s once popular Sweetheart of the Mountains contest is returning to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The first Sweetheart ever, Shirley Dakin, was crowned in 1947. Her job was to represent the fairgrounds at various events across Plumas and Sierra counties. For the next 50 years the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition continued. Then, amid changing values and a decline in contestants, the contest was suspended, only to emerge reborn in 2014.

Read more: Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

 

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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
  Fore! That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across...

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California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

Carrie Wilson California Department of Fish and Wildlife   Fish and wildlife regulations don’t always keep up with latest technology Hunting with pellet rifles Question:...

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Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo...

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