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 By Delaine Fragnoli    Opinion    September 6, 2016

I left my heart in Massachusetts

After a week away, I may physically be back in Plumas County, but a piece of my heart is on the East Coast. In Great Barrington, Mass., to be exact. On Saturday, Aug. 20, at approximately 5 p.m., I relinquished my daughter to Bard College at...

 By Delaine Fragnoli    Opinion    July 12, 2016

Let the news break

As I write this, it’s not at all clear to me that we will survive the holiday weekend. The breaking news has broken fast and furious for the last week. First were troubling reports of three assaults, two of them so violent they sent the victims to...

 By Delaine Fragnoli    News    May 10, 2016

Supervisors to consider tobacco licensing Tuesday

Plumas retailers who sell tobacco products may soon have to get a license to do so. County supervisors are set to consider an ordinance to that effect at their Tuesday, May 17, meeting. The board heard a preliminary report on the proposal May 10...

 By Delaine Fragnoli    Opinion    March 22, 2016

My Turn - Yosemite names get personal

My last column about the proposed name changes at Yosemite National Park really touched a chord with people. I received a number of emails, mostly from people who felt affronted by the notion that a private company, Delaware North, could trademark pl...

 By Delaine Fragnoli    News    February 16, 2016

New book showcases the diversity of California's plants

Close your eyes and picture a California plant. What comes to mind? Soaring redwood and sequoia trees? Rolling hills dotted with gnarled oaks? Joshua trees beseeching the sky? Slopes electric with spr...