Car washes in two communities help Portola resident in need
|Fundraising organizer Commander Chad Hermann, left, stands with Haley’s mother, Christy Perkins, Haley Perkins and Jose Carillo, Haley’s stepfather. Ten-year-old Haley has undergone 12 surgeries in four years. Photo by Austin Hagwood
The gleam of a surgeon’s scalpel strikes fear in even the bravest adult hearts. But for 10-year-old Haley Perkins, the operating room remains a constant reality.
Helping Haley will be the focus of the Plumas County Jail’s car washes in Portola and Quincy on Aug. 3, with all proceeds going to the Perkins family as they grapple with the mounting cost of their daughter’s medical care.
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Fire safe council tackles projects throughout county
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council is overseeing fire safe activities from one end of this county to the other.
Nils Lunder, the organization’s coordinator, visited the Board of Supervisors on July 15 to share highlights from each of the supervisorial districts.
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Sheriff, Forest Service raid two major pot-growing sites
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service joined forces to shut down two major marijuana-growing operations this week.
According to Sheriff Greg Hagwood, the operations were run by Mexican drug cartels.
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Almanor area provides setting for art show this weekend
|Mike Carey brings both originals and prints of his exquisitely executed wildlife art to the Almanor Art Show. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts
The 45th annual Almanor Art Show takes place this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, on the beautiful Collins Pine Lawn right on Highway 36 in Chester. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Admission to the event is free so that you can save your pocketbooks to support the vendors,” said Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts director.
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Local crisis team will bring together multiple agencies
| Lt. Joe Edwards
Local law enforcement could soon change the way it deals with people suffering from mental health issues — with a crisis intervention team.
The team is the brainchild of local California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards.
“You bring together mental health, police, medical, fire personnel, and you have a team that can go out and be proactive,” Edwards said. “If we have someone who we know needs help, maybe someone who has had multiple contacts with law enforcement, this crisis team goes out and tries to have a consensual contact with the person to see if we can help them.”
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National Weather Service issues flash flood warning
7/30/2014 - 4:30 p.m.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... PLUMAS COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 715 PM PDT * AT 415 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LAKE ALMANOR AND ALMANOR AND STATE ROUTE 89 IN THAT AREA.
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