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44th annual commencement marks rite of passage for college grads

FRC-Grad
Board president John Sheehan welcomes the Class of 2014 and its families and friends to the 44th annual Commencement Exercises held May 23. Photos by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
6/10/2014

A rite of passage for about 100 graduates of Feather River College took place May 23.

Women and men between the ages of 18 and 74 walked across the stage to receive associate degrees, certificates and congratulations as graduates of the Class of 2014.

Upward of 500 people attended the commencement to witness the graduates’ achievements at the only college in the county.

In his opening address, FRC’s president, Dr. Kevin Trutna, presented a number of interesting statistics to the families and friends that packed the gym.

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Portola man guilty of felony domestic violence

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
6/6/2014

 

David Scott Hall could face 13 years in prison.

A jury last month found a 41-year-old Portola man guilty of four felonies stemming from two separate domestic incidents with different victims.

David Scott Hall is scheduled to have a sentencing hearing June 26. He faces up to 13 years in state prison.

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Forest Service trains first responders through live suppression drill

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
6/6/2014

 

Initial response tactics of local Forest Service agencies were under much scrutiny during the 2012 Chips Fire, and many citizens were concerned responders did not handle the situation in a timely manner.

Almanor Ranger District Prevention Officer Melissa Hennessey said there are many factors considered when suppressing a fire, but the No. 1 goal is always safety. “One of the 10 fire orders we abide by is to fight fire aggressively but provide for safety first,” said Hennessey.

In preparation for the approaching fire season, and to ensure initial responses are as productive as possible, the ranger district staged a surprise wildfire suppression training May 15, approximately 10 miles outside of Chester.

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Cal Fire to hold meeting in Greenville June 10

Feather Publishing
6/6/2013
 

Indian Valley residents are invited to a meeting hosted by Cal Fire, Supervisor Kevin Goss, and Indian Valley Fire Rescue on Tuesday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenville Community Hall.

 

Cal Fire will present an inspection program update and provide an opportunity for a question and answer session.

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Series of serious and challenging cases on the docket

David Hollister
District Attorney
6/6/2014

 

Series of serious and challenging cases on the docket

 

Thank you for your continued service to, and support of, public safety in Plumas County.

 

Now, more than ever, it is crucial we continue to receive support from our local leaders to assure public safety is staffed at a level sufficient to meet the needs and expectations of those living, working and visiting Plumas County.

 

This support is particularly vital as we approach our busy summer season with a series of serious and challenging cases already on our docket and other similar cases nearing a stage where a criminal prosecution is ready to begin. It is only with your support and the outstanding work of our criminal justice partners that we are able to pursue and obtain justice.

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