First Behind the Seeds tour offers participants farm insights
|A pesto sampler spread and fresh-baked bread energizes 16 Behind the Seeds farm tour participants as they depart from Five Foot Farm and head for their next stop. Photos by Hannah Hepner
High Altitude Harvest CSA
The inaugural Behind the Seeds farm tour hosted July 12 provided 16 local residents with the inside scoop on their Plumas County farmers.
The group toured three small-scale produce farms in Quincy, tasting as they went. All of the farms featured sell their goods at the Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market or through the High Altitude Harvest CSA, two of the tour sponsors.
The day kicked off at Five Foot Farm in Quincy. Elizabeth Powell and Cody Reed have been working to develop this new 2.5-acre farm site located across Highway 70 from Gansner Airfield for the past two years.
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Plumas Bank’s second-quarter earnings mark continued improvement
Plumas Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of Plumas Bank, just released its 2014 second-quarter earnings of $1.1 million, an increase of $234,000 (26 percent) compared to the $891,000 it posted for the second quarter of 2013.
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Dark skies provide remarkable celestial views in Plumas and Lassen counties
|The top of Brokeoff Mountain provides spectacular views of the Milky Way arc, as well as faint views of Susanville, Westwood, Chester, Quincy and other surrounding towns. Photo by Cory Poole
Samantha P. Hawthorne
The clean air and gorgeous vistas of Plumas and Lassen counties are only two of the many charms the area has to offer. Often, by simply stepping outside their doors, residents are greeted with overwhelmingly peaceful surroundings, making it difficult not to stop and “smell the roses.”
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Man arrested after fight sends another to the hospital
A July 21 altercation at the Evergreen Market in Greenville left one man hospitalized and the other jailed on a felony assault charge.
Dennie Wright, 62, was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with serious injuries after allegedly being assaulted by co-worker George Gerald Catlett, 46. Both men are Greenville residents and work at the market.
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Two walk away from crash, plane destroyed
|Pilot John Fehrman, pictured, and his passenger, Isaac Preston, escaped serious injury when Fehrman’s plane made an emergency landing in a rugged and remote area northwest of Antelope Lake. The 1946 Euro Coupe was completely destroyed in the crash. Photo by Isaac Preston
Two Plumas County men escaped serious injury when the plane they were flying went down in rugged terrain early Sunday afternoon, July 27.
Quincy business owner and pilot John Fehrman said his 1946 Euro Coupe 415C, based in Quincy, didn’t respond as he applied power to climb and clear a ridge. He said he was left with no choice other than making an emergency landing in a thicket of pine trees.
Fehrman, 62, a seasoned pilot who has logged more than 7,000 hours of civilian flight time, departed the Chester airport at approximately 10:20 a.m. with passenger Isaac Preston.
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