DFG study blasts dredge mining
Continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining is the best thing for the environment, says an environmental study released Feb. 28 by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).
The next preferable alternative would be to cut the number of suction dredge permits by more than half — from an average of 3,650 over the past 15 years to 1,500 annually — while limiting dredging to 14 days a year for each permit holder and reducing the allowable nozzle size from 8 inches to 4.
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Better Business Bureau advises donors on tsunami relief efforts
Do your research before giving to charities
West Sacramento, CA – In the wake of the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in over 100 years, many Americans want to help those impacted by the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. Better Business Bureau warns donors to exercise caution when making donations to relief agencies and charities.
As with every natural disaster, there are unscrupulous people who will attempt to take advantage of the public’s eagerness to help victims.
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Japan hit by huge 8.9 earthquake; Tsunami warning issued for coastal California
Cowboy Poetry celebrates 25 years
This year marks a very important year in the saga of Cowboy Poetry gatherings at the Sierra Grange Hall in Vinton. It’s the 25th year of performances of an event so popular it spilled over into a second yearly event in the summer.
The original March event typically heralds the beginning of spring in eastern Plumas County and this year’s performances will be held March 18 – 19.
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Patrol Commander Gerry Hendricks, Deputy Waasdorp, Sgt. Carson Wingfield and Sgt. Chad Hermann form an honor guard Saturday, March 5, at the funeral of Deputy Shawn Webb, who succumbed to a brain tumor Feb. 24. Law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across Plumas and Lassen counties said farewell at the services in Quincy. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli
Delleker building moratorium to be lifted
GLRID finds no 10-inch line needed: just open the valves
For the past dozen years, it was believed that the Delleker industrial park outside Portola had insufficient fire flows to support any increased development in the area. There was no help for it. The area needed a 10-inch water main — so people thought.
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