..........Blairsden couple found dead near Oroville
The Plumas County Sheriff reported that two county residents were found dead Saturday afternoon in the foothills near Oroville.
The deceased were identified as Mike and Olga Kroencke of Blairsden. The Kroenckes were both Plumas County employees.
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Three community services district directors resign
Miriam S. Cody
The board of directors looked a little lean walking in to the Dec. 10 meeting of the Indian Valley Community Services District. With only three directors present, the resignation letters of Mike Yost and Blake Shelters were read early in the meeting.
Jane Braxton Little later resigned from her seat on the board, reading her own letter during the directors’ report section.
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Fire district explains Feather River Inn annexation situation
Editor’s note: Following is a letter submitted to Feather Publishing by the Graeagle Fire Protection District board of directors in response to the newspaper’s Nov. 26 story regarding the district’s annexation process with the Feather River Inn development.
A recent article in the Portola Reporter was critical of the Graeagle Fire Protection District (GFPD) Board of Directors regarding the process for annexing the Feather River Inn (FRI) into the GFPD. The article did not provide important details of the annexation process and presented an inaccurate and incomplete history of the FRI annexation process. The GFPD board was not given the opportunity to provide this information for the article; therefore, we are writing this letter to inform the GFPD residents of the facts surrounding the FRI annexation.
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Storm leaves fallen trees, power outages in its wake
|Emergency personnel respond to the scene of downed power lines on South Mill Creek Road in Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo by Kevin Mallory
One of the strongest winter storms to hit the region in several years brought much-needed rain and snow last week. But it also caused some problems.
The combination of wind, rain and heavy wet snow toppled trees and downed power lines, leaving many residents without power Thursday night and Friday.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported nearly 2,000 customers lost power because of the weather. Power was restored to most homes and businesses by late Friday night. However, some homes in the greater Quincy and Indian Valley areas didn’t get power until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees.
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New screen for theatre goes missing
“How in the world you could ‘lose’ something that is 28 feet long and weighs 600 pounds defies reason,” said a frustrated Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, last Tuesday morning.
Valladao was expecting the delivery of the new screen for the Town Hall Theatre later that day, but received word that morning that the screen apparently went missing during transit from Indiana, where it was manufactured.
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