Plumas County

Plumas County, California

520 Main St Rm 104
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-6305
Fax: (530) 283-6415

On NE border of CA and NV; organized Mar 18, 1854, from Butte County. Name Origin: Spanish 'feathers,' for the Feather River, once known as Rio de las Plumas. Named by John A. Sutter, first settler in the Sacramento Valley, for the quantities of feathers found all around it with which the Indians decorated themselves and made blankets.

Area (sq mi):: 2613.48 (land 2553.69; water 59.78) Population per square mile: 8.40
Population 2005: 21,477 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 20,824 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 44.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,391; median household $36,351; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,939-$28,013
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Oroville County seat (13,209)

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    Plumas County Public Works Department is in the process of replacing the structurally deficient Bailey Creek Bridge on County Road 322-A, approximately four miles east of the town of Chester, which provides access to US Forest Service and private forestlands north of the Lake Almanor Peninsula.
    Plumas County had the highest share of distressed sales at 27 percent, followed by Siskiyou (24 percent), and Kings (21 percent).
    In 2001, in collaboration with the Plumas County fire warden, UCCE Natural Resources Advisor Michael De Lasaux (one of the authors of this article) developed the county fire safe council's first grant-funded project.
    In Plumas County, California, Buster and two other dogs have alerted on an outdoor well on separate occasions.
    On longer rides, some students tend to 'act out' more in ways such as not keeping their hands or feet to themselves, arguing, or generally showing irritability," says Micheline Miglis, superintendent of Plumas USD in Plumas County, Calif.
    A mandatory evacuation was issued Sunday evening for the communities of Canyondam in Plumas County, a town 154 miles (about 247.
    Reno police detectives found Preimesberger's remains on national forest land in Plumas County, Calif.
    The company's recent financings have provided the necessary funds for an airborne electromagnetic survey at the Golden Loon nickel-cobalt project located 80 kilometres north of Kamloops, British Columbia and drilling at both the Golden Loon and the Moonlight copper project in Plumas County, California.
    Confirming this dire forecast were Plumas County (California) Commissioner Bill Dennison, San Bernadino County fire marshall Peter Briety and Don Sterrenburg, president of a homeowners' association.
    A Plumas County Superior Court judge dismissed all claims against Feather River and Reid without trial.
    PLUMAS COUNTY Hike Bucks The Bucks Lake area is less overrun than other summer spots in the Sierra, and the accessible trails offer views north to Mt.
    The Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger will host the next seminar October 25-27, and Plumas County will be the site of the Northern California conference sometime next year.