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Supervisors support forest highway paving plan

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

For the second time this year, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to pave a lonely stretch of county road between Beckwourth and Clover Valley.

Despite objections by several residents who use the road, the board unanimously approved the upgrade of 9.6 miles on California Forest Highway 177 during its Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting.

Read more: Supervisors support forest highway paving plan

AFWD tries to help businesses hurt by Chips Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/28/2012

Many businesses in Plumas County — particularly in the Almanor Basin — are suffering because of the Chips Fire.

The Alliance for Workforce Development is trying to help those businesses become eligible for government assistance.

Read more: AFWD tries to help businesses hurt by Chips Fire

Community appreciation lets Steve Tolen be on the receiving end for a change

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

Steve Tolen is faced with the toughest battle of his life. Diagnosed with prostate cancer the summer of 2010, he underwent surgery in September 2010. Now the cancer has metastasized to his bones.

When he woke up after surgery, his friend Shawn Webb was one of many by his bedside. Webb had been battling brain cancer for over a year, but was there to support Tolen despite it. Sadly, Webb lost his battle in February 2011.

Read more: Community appreciation lets Steve Tolen be on the receiving end for a change

Fly-in continues 30-year tradition

Feather Publishing
8/29/2012

The Rotary Club of Portola hosts its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Sept. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nervino Airport in Beckwourth.

This is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going toward college and leadership scholarships and Rotary meeting hall maintenance.

Read more: Fly-in continues 30-year tradition

Chester board appoints one of its own as interim fire chief

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

 

The Chester Public Utility District posted a special meeting notice for Tuesday, Aug. 21. The sole purpose of the meeting was to appoint an interim fire chief.

Upon calling the meeting to order, board members Tonu Plakk, Gregg Scott, Dick Withrow, Ben Thompson and John Knopp went into closed session.

Read more: Chester board appoints one of its own as interim fire chief


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