Students observe quail-raising project
|Craig Martynn explains to tour participants at the American Ranch on Feb. 14 that quail head feathers are called topknots. The tour was part of Martynn’s larger senior project of raising quail. Photos by Gia Martynn
Quincy High School senior Craig Martynn shared his quail-raising project with Michelle Abramson’s second-grade class at Quincy Elementary School last week.
Martynn then invited students and their parents to a ranch tour for a bird’s-eye view of the quail-raising process. Martynn’s mentor, Lane Labbe, owns New England Ranch and has been raising California and Gambel’s quail on his ranch for the last 10 years.
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Vet outreach program helps soldiers enroll in VA for vital benefits
In 1967, Lt. Elizabeth Allen, an Army nurse in Vietnam, said, “All soldiers belong to somebody. They’ve got moms, they’ve got wives, they’ve got kids. They’ve got somebody who loves them.”
About 50 years later, Vietnam-era vet Paul Bianco works tirelessly to let the 2,400 veterans in Plumas County know just exactly that — somebody cares.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park opens park highway to Devastated Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors can now drive to the Devastated Area, 10 miles from the north entrance of the park.
“Beyond the Devastated Area visitors will find snow depths of 2 to 3 feet and excellent spring-like skiing conditions,” said Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons. “We hope many of our local snow enthusiasts will come to the park and enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snow play.
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College readies application process for new trustee
At last week’s Feather River College board of trustees meeting, President Kevin Trutna urged the board to act soon in finding a new trustee.
Leah West announced her resignation during the January meeting, telling the board her last day presiding would be March 19.
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Greenville man found dead in local creek
March 2, 2015
The body of 47-year-old Greenville resident Lonnie Bock was discovered in a Greenville-area creek Monday afternoon, March 2.
A passerby noticed Bock’s body about 2 p.m. in Wolf Creek, adjacent to Highway 89 near mile marker 21, and alerted authorities.
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