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Portola votes to recall Wilson

Debra Moore
Portola Reporter Editor
Updated 3:00 p.m.

Portola voters recalled Councilman Dan Wilson with a vote of 242 to 235. The votes were tallied during a recount this afternoon.

Retired logger Phil Oels will replace Wilson and will be sworn into office at tonight’s city council meeting. Oels garnered 180 votes, while John Gault received 95 votes and Mike Rush, 51, on the recall ballot.

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School closure committee finalizes recommendation

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer


The Chester area District Advisory, “7-11” or School Closure Committee, met for its last regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, April 4, in the cafeteria at Chester Junior-Senior High School. The meeting was called for two purposes: to give the public its first look at the draft recommendation created by the committee, and give that same public the ability to comment on the recommendation.

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Forest Service wins Moonlight fire salvage logging case

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

A federal judge has ruled decisively in favor of the Plumas National Forest in a legal dispute over how the agency handled post-fire logging in the wake of the 2007 Moonlight Fire, which burned 66,000 acres.

In a decision dated March 28, U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. found for the forest on every point. He said the PNF had taken the requisite “hard look” at scientific data and had “directly and deliberately” responded to alternative scientific opinions. It is not the court’s role to referee a “battle of the experts,” England wrote, and cited recent higher-court decisions that direct the court to defer to the agency’s expertise.

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Plumas County Supervisors vote to terminate Ingstad

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer


Jack Ingstad’s tenure as the county’s administrative officer is over.

County supervisors voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday morning, April 10, to terminate Ingstad’s contract, ending two weeks of speculation over his future with Plumas County.

Ingstad told Feather Publishing his last day would be April 18. "It is time to go," he said.

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County leaders pledge support to AB 109 committee

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer


Two weeks after local criminal justice officials complained about the county’s lack of support, two county leaders said they would do whatever it takes to help.

Supervisor Lori Simpson and County Counsel Craig Settlemire pledged their support to an executive committee’s effort to implement state inmate realignment in Plumas County.

“I pledge to you that I am going to be available to address any components that have to deal with this (Assembly Bill 109),” Settlemire said.

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