Mike GrantSAR Coordinator Plumas County Sheriffís Office12/07/2009
The winter storm over the weekend produced unusually cold temperatures and significant snowfall. These conditions, primarily the low water density snow that has fallen, lead toward a significant increase in avalanche danger in the higher elevations, specifically on NW-N-NE facing slopes. Areas along ridge tops that received a high wind loading of snow are also subject to high risk of avalanche.
Read more: Avalanche warning
Quincy blood drive canceled
December 7, 2009
Due to poor weather, United Blood Services in Reno has canceled the Quincy area’s blood drive, scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, between 1 and 7 p.m.
Donors who signed up for the drive are being advised by phone and e-mail that the drive has been canceled. UBS sends its regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause potential donors.
The next Quincy blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Most PUSD schools open Monday with slightly slower buses
12/7/08 6:20 a.m. –
Heavy snow fell on Plumas County overnight, but most public schools are open for business and on time. The one exception is the Portola Jr/Senior High School which has been closed because of a malfunctioning heater system. Feather Publishing just got off the phone with the bus barn and the buses are running with chains. Allow for slight bus delays due to reduced speeds on the roads. R-1 Chain restrictions in the Chester, Greenville and Quincy areas: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread tires or chains on the drive axle.
R-2 Chain restrictions in the Portola area and down the Feather River Canyon below the Greenville Wye: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels and provided that tire traction devices for at least one set of drive wheels are carried in or upon the vehicle.
Portola High Football team wins Championship
The Portola High School football team won the Division IV Northern Section Championship November 25 with a 34-13 victory over Modoc. With a 12-0 record, there is a chance Portola could play in the state championship. See this week's sports section for the complete story.
Union Pacific Opens Donner Pass Tunnel to Double-Stack Freight
Union Pacific Railroad announced last week that it had opened its Donner Pass route to double-stack freight traffic Nov. 19.
The opening marked the end of a 12-month improvement project by Union Pacific to the Donner route in preparation for rerouting trains double-stacked with intermodal containers to Donner from the Feather River Canyon route.
Read more: Union Pacific Opens Donner Pass Tunnel to Double-Stack Freight
Chester alumni speak out about lost trophies
M. Kate West
School officials, community members and Chester High School alumni from the past six decades came together for nearly three hours Nov. 23 in a facilitated discussion specific to the heartfelt topics of school spirit and history.
The stated catalyst behind the meeting was the decision Principal Scott Cory made to dispose of approximately 25–30 sports trophies.
Read more: Chester alumni speak out about lost trophies