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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Fair carnival tickets now on sale

Feather Publishing
7/13/2011

 

Wold Amusements returns to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair this year with an array of thrill and kiddie rides Aug. 10 – 14.

The carnival opens daily at noon, except Wednesday, when it opens at 4 p.m.

Wold Amusements and the fair have declared Wednesday “Buddy Day.” Riders may purchase two unlimited ride bracelets for $20.

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Update: Antelope Lake triple shooting

Daniel McDonaldBreakingNews
Staff Writer
7/8/2011



No evidence of weapons found in shooting victims' car

An investigation into the July 2 shooting death of Susanville resident Rory McGuire, 20, has yet to find evidence that he or the five other men in his car were armed.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, Nev., faces eight felony counts, including murder, after he admitted opening fire on the Susanville men during a car chase.

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Reno man arrested in triple shooting near Antelope Lake

Feather Publishing
7/5/2011 Update
Shooting victim dies

 

The Reno, Nev., man charged in the death of 20-year-old Susanville man Rory C. McGuire was arraigned in Plumas County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Judge Ira Kaufman set a preliminary trial date for July 18 at 10 a.m. for Gregory Wallin-Reed, 36.

Reed is charged with killing McGuire following a car chase late Saturday night on the Janesville grade near Antelope Lake.

Wallin-Reed is accused of shooting at a car containing McGuire and five other men.

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Visitors bureau gets reprieve; county budget worsens

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/6/2011

 

The Plumas County Visitors Bureau will stay in business for at least another three months.

But the county’s budget problems actually took a turn for the worse last week.

Plumas Corporation — the nonprofit organization that oversees the visitors bureau — dipped into its savings account to fund the bureau through September.

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County braces for influx of state prisoners

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/6/2011

Transfer will cost county more, fill the jail and strain probation resources

 

Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a two-part series. Part two will run July 13.

County dumping. Passing the buck. Bad legislation. An unmitigated disaster in the making.

Those were just a few of the terms used by members of the county’s criminal justice system during a recent roundtable discussion about the impact Assembly Bill 109 will have on Plumas County.

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