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'. Serving GreenVill and the manor, vuucy z u m, Web series a ht Page 2A - New laws -— Page 3A 33‘ Vol. 90, No. 8 - wwwp lumosnewscorn - 530-283—0800 0 Wednesday, Jan. 8, 52020 $1 was-www.mwmmxwmm . . Final signoff —— Sheriff Greg Hagwood retires from the Plumas County Sheriffs Office after 31 years, the past 10 as sheriff/Page 1B Power of Facebook The social media site has its fans and detractors, but Staff Writer Linda Satchwell learned firsthand the benefits it can bring/Page 8B Commitment —— Feather Publishing owners Mike and Keri Taborski look ahead to 2020 and reflect on the staff that has been with them for decades. Page 9B x r Long boa rd races set forJan.19 Lauren Westmoreland Staff Writer V|westmoreland©plumasnews.com The 2020 Historic Longboard Revival Race Series at the ski hill in Plumas Eureka State Park near Johnsville is nearly here, with the first of three much anticipated races taking place Sunday, Jan. 19, weather permitting. Registration for the event runs from 10 to 11:15 am, with the drawing of numbers at 11:45 am. Racing will begin at noon. The historic longboard revival ski races are held under the auspices of the Plumas Ski Club, known as the Plumas descendants of “the right honorable 1861 Onion Valley ‘Snowshoe’.club.” The much-loved and recently publicized event features 1860’s style, 9 to 16—foot wooden skis, participants dressed in historic attire with leather boots required, and authentic “dope” wax only. For those that may not have the gear, use of club longboards is available on a first come, first served basis, with a limited quantity available. Entry fees for the event include a required Plumas Ski Club membership at $20, a $15 race fee for card-carrying ski club 1 members using private longboard skis and a $15 fee to use club longboards. For attendees and bystanders, hot food and cold beer, with beer sold by. Sierra Nevada and the Brewing Lair, will be sold on site. For those wondering about whether their furry friends are allowed to join in on the fun, Don Fregulia Jr. of the Plumas Ski Club happily invites all ' well-behaved dogs, as long as they are on leash. For more information about the Longboard revival race series, visit plumasskiclubcrg. Future races are slated to take place Feb. 16 and March 15. a means. aaaia'? To subscribe to the Record, L” A I call 530-283-0800 V l ! i l -’__..__'_.M._.___ Plumas County's newest Sheriff,iTodd Johns takes his oath of office at 2 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 3a1, inside the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy. Plumas County Deputy Clerk-Recorder Marcy DeMartile performs the honors. Photos by Victoria Metcalf Watershed group prepares for 2020 Gregg Scott Staff Writer gscott@plumasnews.com The Lake Almanor Watershed Group (LAWG) held an end-of-year meeting Dec. 11 to address the opportunities that will be available in the spring of 2020. A few years ago, LAWG was created as a working group under the direction of the Sierra Institute in order to expand their roll from an advisory committee for the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee. This new status has allowed the group to take on worthwhile projects benefiting the Almanor Sheriff takes oath l' Hometown ’I‘tlylorsville rings in the New Year The tradition of fireworks on New Your", f‘fo m lrulmn 'l.’t”i'y runtlr‘nw'. wrlh lhv smurul ye.“ of fireworks in ltzylorsvillr: llm Guru-35w» Stow sponsorer the r-vcnl. Mum, ly/ tum“ 'l'r/A M g...“ a- slaw:I7vI7m4moxwumvwmflwmwumwm{memwamw saw Sheriff Todd Johns is flanked by District Attorney David Hollister, left, and Judge Janet‘ Hilde following the swearing-in ceremony; Johns was selected from an interview panel of three -1 sergeants by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. He replaces Sheriff Greg Hagwodd who ‘.‘ retired. i‘ watershed. The Sierra Institute has been a part of LAWG since its origins in the early 2000s, and provides watershed coordination for the group. As listed on its website, the vision statement says, “LAWG is committed to sustaining a ‘ healthy watershed that ensures water quality and riparian and wetland habitat for fish, wildlife, and native plants while recognizing the importance of people’s economic livelihood and quality of life.” The group continues to 'pursue its mission to maintain and improve the health of the Lake Almanor watershed by partnering with other local, business and governmental agencies to identify and complete watershed wide improvements. At the Dec. 11 meeting held at .the Best Western-Rose Quartz Inn, interested See Plans, page 2A qatMmmM-xrm‘r:ew‘mxmflwmwflwsmwrmfl v Lassen NatiOnal Forest plans snowshoe tours The Almanbr Ranger District on the Lassen National Forest released the schedule for its annual guided snowshoe tours for this winter season with the first tour scheduled Friday, Jan. 17. Times will he announced later; These tours are open to the general public, community and school groups. The tour covers a variety of topics during the one- to two-hour program. Some of the topics covered are basic winter survival skills, environmental education and local history. The tours take place in the surrounding LNF, but locations vary depending on current snow conditions. Snowshoes for these tours are provided free of charge. The tours are geared for beginners, but can be snowshoes among snowoladen trees, animal strenuous depending on tracks to follow, and the quiet terrain and snow powder of the snow-hushed forest.” conditions. There is the The 2020 Winter Snowshoe option of tailoring the tour Tour schedule: program to include the — Friday, Jan. 17 California State Standards — Friday, Jan. 31 for environmental educatibn — Saturday, Feb. 8 by request. Saturday, Feb. 22 “This is, a great way to All tours require enjoy this winter season on reservations. To reserve your the Lassen National Forest spot, schedule your schOol or and to explore the forest get more information about while on snowshoes,” said our snowshoe‘program, Deb Bumpus, forest contact Carlos, Holguin, supervisor. “There’s the Visitor Information Services, magical experience of at 258-2141 or by email at floating over the snow on » carlos.holguin@usda.gov.