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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Fraud investigation under way at services district

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
8/21/2012

Financial irregularities found at Indian Valley Community Services District have sparked an investigation, both internal and criminal.

Plumas County District Attorney Dave Hollister said his office was contacted and is conducting an investigation into possible fraud, which occurred in the past.

Read more: Fraud investigation under way at services district

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Chips evacuations upgraded; Prattville now under mandatory evacuation

Feather Publishing
8/20/2012
9:00 p.m. update

The Plumas County Sheriff's Department has upgraded the evacuation notice for the Chips Fire.

Prattville is now under mandatory evacuation.

A Voluntary Evacuation is in place for Almanor.

An Advisory is in effect to all West Almanor and East Shore residents (Hwy. 147) advising of the potential threat of the fire to the areas.

Highway 89 is open at this time.

Click here to read the Sheriff's Department evacuation notice.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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Power outage in Chester/Lake Almanor area

Feather Publishing
8/19/2012

PG&E is reporting a power outage in the Chester/Lake Almanor area.  The outage effects 1,678 customers.  The outage was caused by an interruption to a main transmission lines or substations causing widespread outage.  Repair crews are on the site and estimate that power will be restored around 2:00 p.m. today.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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Running with the Bears Marathon goes on despite smoke

James Wilson
Sports Reporter
8/17/2012

Even through smoke, the Running with the Bears Marathon will be held this Saturday, Aug. 18. Unless the start line itself is on fire, the race will continue as planned.

Because many runners are dependent on the marathon as a Boston Marathon qualifier and since the registration is nonrefundable, organizer Josie Litchfield has decided to continue with the race.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer canceled due to fire

Feather Publishing
8/16/2012

The American Cancer Society announced Aug. 15 that due to the current devastating fire situation in Plumas County, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) Lake Almanor Walk, planned for Aug. 25, is canceled.

“The most important concern is the safety of residents, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers,” said Lisa Phillips, Chester resident and volunteer event chairwoman.

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