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Vintage Gardens owner dies in tree-falling accident

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The community has an opportunity to remember Vintage Gardens owner Joe Parrish, who died in a tree-falling accident Feb. 21, at a memorial service and benefit dinner in his honor.Photo by Carolyn Shipp
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
3/6/2014

 

The friends and family of 30-year-old Joe Parrish were left devastated after a tree-falling accident claimed his life the morning of Friday, Feb. 21.

The owner of Vintage Gardens just recently took over his father, Don Parrish’s, business after Don’s death in July 2013.

Parrish said in a Profile in Business, published in Feb. 19 Feather River Publishing newspapers, that he was trying to keep the nursery open to honor his father, but he had quickly made the business his own project that he wanted to see thrive.

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Lassen National Forest OHV grant proposal available for review and comment

Feather Publishing
3/6/2014

 

The Lassen National Forest once again has an opportunity to submit grant applications to the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for consideration for funding in support of the forest’s ongoing off-highway vehicle program.

The OHMVR Division is currently soliciting proposals for the 2014 grant cycle, and the Lassen National Forest is considering one project for submission. The project would assist with OHV area patrols and law enforcement.

Read more: Lassen National Forest OHV grant proposal available for review and comment

 

Feather River College notified of $418,000 windfall

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/5/2014

 

The state received more property tax revenue than expected, and as a result, Feather River College will receive a check for at least $418,000.

Chief Financial Officer Jim Scoubes reported the good news to the board at its Feb. 20 meeting. He explained that each year the state does what it calls a recalc, wherein actual property tax revenues are counted and measured against what was already apportioned, and then final recalculations are made.

Read more: Feather River College notified of $418,000 windfall

 

PUSD revises emergency action and armed intruder plans

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
3/5/2014

 

Student and staff safety is a top priority for the school district, according to Aurora Westwood, program coordinator for Plumas County Office of Education. She gave a presentation to the PCOE/Plumas Unified School District board at its Feb. 13 meeting.

In the district’s ongoing pursuit to find ways to improve existing safety measures, trainings were given to all staff. Additionally, PCOE/PUSD is organizing the second annual Safety Summit, to take place Feb. 26 with a variety of stakeholders.

Read more: PUSD revises emergency action and armed intruder plans

 

Donated groomer brings ski hill closer to completion

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Nakoma Golf Resort employees work on the Piston Bully snow groomer that was recently donated to the Johnsville Ski Hill from Stover Mountain Ski Area in Chester. The groomer was valued at about $10,000.Photo courtesy David E. Carmazzi
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
3/4/2014
 

When the Johnsville Ski Hill opens up it will demonstrate the energy and capacity of community resolve. An example of this resolve is the donation of a $10,000 Piston Bully snow groomer courtesy of Dan and Melissa Smith at Stover Mountain Ski Area in Chester.

Dan Gallagher, an Eastern Plumas Recreation District board member and development official for the ski hill, reported that on Feb. 14 the Smiths donated the groomer to the ski hill. They made the donation after reading about the installation of the first chair lift terminal at the hill in the newspaper.

Read more: Donated groomer brings ski hill closer to completion

 

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