Senator meets with forest managers to discuss Chips Fire
Samantha P. Hawthorne
California State Senator Ted Gaines, First District, visited the Lake Almanor Basin Aug. 26; the area was recently declared an economic disaster area.
During his visit, Gaines toured the Incident Command Post (ICP), and joined a 9 a.m. cooperators briefing hosted by Plumas National Forest (PNF) officials and California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.
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Kids Fishing Derby at Round Valley this weekend
The Plumas National Forest Fisheries Department along with community volunteers will host the annual free fishing derby at Round Valley Reservoir this Saturday, Sept. 8. The derby will be held between 8 a.m. and noon.
Youngsters under 15 are invited to participate in the derby. There will be prizes for the biggest fish and the most fish caught. Contestants will be split up into three age groups for more chances to win a prize.
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Dinosaurs come to life in Taylorsville
Indian Valley Editor
Dino Don Dailey brought dinosaurs to life again in Taylorsville with his presentation at the Mount Jura Gem and Mineral Society potluck and meeting Monday, Aug. 27
Dailey shared photos and specimens of dinosaurs and their fossils collected during his travels all over the West, including Arizona, where the best shows are, and Utah, where some of the best late Jurassic digs are.
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Feather River Watershed cleanup scheduled
The Great Sierra River Clean-up in the Feather River watershed is Saturday, Sept. 15. During the last two years, more than 200 local volunteers removed nearly 4,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from the Upper Feather River watershed.
A project of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Great Sierra River Clean-up coincides with the California Coastal Clean-up Day. The data gathered from both events helps establish trends and is used to make recommendations to the California Marine Debris Action Plan.
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Center for Economic Development to assist with Chips Fire economic recovery
Dan Ripke, director of Chico State Center for Economic Development (CED), has announced his agency is working to bring additional economic development resources to businesses affected by the Chips Fire.
Direct impacts to the travel and tourism industry are likely to exceed $8 million in Plumas County alone.
Ripke acknowledged the mop-up by government agencies and contract fire personnel will provide some economic activity.
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