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Three plead guilty to illegal woodcutting on Lassen National Forest

Feather Publishing
11/9/2014

Two recent cases involving the illegal cutting of green trees on the Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest have resulted in three guilty pleas.

Mike and Bryan Trumbull, of Susanville, pleaded guilty to illegally cutting in excess of 200 green Western juniper and ponderosa pine trees, some of which exceeded 42 inches in diameter. Their illegal activity also damaged natural resources, including a rare plant species known as Penstemon sudans (Susanville beardtongue).

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Tiny canyon settlement of Pulga sells for $499,000

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The Pulga bridge in the Feather River Canyon offers passage between Plumas and Butte counties. The town of Pulga itself, located 1 mile off the highway, was put up for sale and purchased a little over a week ago. Photos by James Wilson

James Wilson
Staff Writer
11/8/2014

Nestled down an offset of the North Fork Feather River, the tiny town of Pulga sits waiting for its new caretakers. The town was recently put up for sale, and attracted national attention.

Pulga’s current owner, Lorraine Paloma, put the 63-acre town up for sale with a price tag of $499,000 earlier this year, but had no success attracting a buyer. On Oct. 25, the Chico Enterprise-Record published a story about Pulga’s listing, which immediately went viral.

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Red, Blanco and blue: FRC art instructor to showcase works questioning use of flag

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Rafael Blanco kneels in front of his piece “Faded Glory.” Blanco, the new art instructor at Feather River College, will feature his work at the Plumas Arts Gallery on Nov. 7 between 5 and 7 p.m. Photos submitted
James Wilson
Staff Writer
11/7/2014


Feather River College’s newest art instructor, Rafael Blanco, has shown his students his unique perspective on art since the semester began late in August. Now, Blanco plans to unleash his creativity upon the whole county.

Plumas Arts is set to hold an exhibit of Blanco’s work through the month of November. The exhibition, self-titled “Blanco,” will include multiple pieces showcasing the variety of themes Blanco worked on throughout the years. An opening reception will take place at the Plumas Arts Gallery on Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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County residents line up for flu shots

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
11/7/2014

Nearly 2,000 doses of flu vaccine were dispensed last week as Plumas County residents took advantage of free drive-thru clinics offered by the Public Health Department in conjunction with Eastern Plumas Health Care.

During an interview following the final clinic in Quincy, on Oct. 31, public health nurse Tina Venable said she was pleased with the turnout.

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