City of Portola discusses aid for water bills
The Portola City Council and city staff responded to questions from citizens B.J. Pearson and Earl Morrison at their last meeting in an ongoing attempt to address “affordability” issues regarding recent water and sewer rate hikes.
City Manager Leslie Tigan reported to Earl Morrison, who was in attendance, that although the city’s attention had been diverted by its involvement in Railroad Days, Todd Roberts of Public Works had almost completed gathering data from the past 10 years regarding water flows from Willow Springs.
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Praise for the pastor: Community gathers in appreciation
Indian Valley Editor
Pastor Fred Kerr of the Greenville Southern Baptist Church was feted last month in two special services, one at his church and one staged at the Assembly of God Church.
His total dedication to the church and the community as a whole were the focus of celebrations in honor of almost four decades worth of serving his fellow man.
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Now and Then, Joan Sayre to retire after 47 years
M. Kate West
“I feel good about it; it’s time for myself,” Joan Sayre said on her final day of work at Lassen Gift Company Aug. 23. “Once I made the decision it has been easier. I will always be in Chester.”
She is leaving work behind after nearly 47 years and said she is feeling a little sad.
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CHP says it wants to move forward
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part was published Aug. 24.
The California Highway Patrol has been on a campaign to improve its relations with Plumas County residents.
Responding to years of public complaints about over-aggressive tactics by CHP officers, Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter has invited public input.
The commander has held three meetings with local officials and business owners since July 15. He said he plans to conduct a townhall style meeting with the public in the near future.
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Feather River Inn owner files for bankruptcy
The Schomac Group Inc., owner of the Feather River Inn in Eastern Plumas County, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an Arizona court — a move likely to resonate throughout the county.
The Tucson-based company, controlled by the Schoff family, owes the Plumas County Tax Collector and nearly a dozen Plumas and Sierra county businesses.
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State fire board lowers proposed fire fee
The state’s proposed $150 fee for fire prevention, which has many Plumas County residents burning mad, just got smaller.
On Monday, Aug. 22, the California Board of Forestry approved a maximum $90 fee on rural homeowners.
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