The 3,600 children in Plumas County might not know it yet, but 2013 is now officially “The Year of the Child.”
The Board of Supervisors passed the resolution during its April 16 meeting at the request of Ellen Vieira, the executive director of First 5 Plumas.
Student art goes up on the walls at Pangaea Cafe and Pub in Quincy on April 26 for a reception. The show will run through May 17. Photo submitted
The Feather River College Art Department is proud to host the eighth annual Student Art Exhibit. A reception for the artists, a free public event, is set for 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Pangaea Café and Pub, 461 W. Main St. in Quincy. All are encouraged to meet the artists, admire the artwork and enjoy appetizers. Some works are for sale by the artists.
On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association recently released its annual air quality report, “California’s Progress Toward Clean Air,” for all 35 local air districts in the state documenting dramatic reductions in unhealthy levels of fine particulate pollution in every county reporting air quality data.
|The author and son-in-law Earl Jessee admire a pair of Lake Almanor rainbow trout. Photo by Doug Neal|
Hiking up the long grade, the late morning sun is hotter at mid-slope than it was when we started down in the cool canyon bottom. Our lungs are working hard and our calves feel a slight burn from the steep climb. Our dog Sierra is looking for a shady spot to take a break. Finally we reach the top of the ridge. We look back down into the beautiful granite canyon below, but only briefly. The trail bends into a thick stand of shady red fir offering relief from the heat. So we press on.
After a short walk through the trees, we break out on to the shore of a beautiful high-elevation lake. On one end of the lake damselflies flutter over grassy shallows. Most of the lake is bordered by a dense stand of lodgepole pine that grows right down to the water line. Little yellow pollen rings show where the high water sometimes engulfs the shoreline trees. On the far side of the lake a granite cliff juts upward from the lake reaching nearly a hundred feet into the air.
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