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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Hwy 70 in Feather River Canyon now open after big rig accident

Feather Publishing
8/18/2011

Multiple agencies responded to a big rig accident and wildland fire in the Feather River Canyon late Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 5 p.m. Jose Morales, 28, was driving a 2008 Peterbilt truck westbound on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Morales said that a sedan passed him over double yellow lines west of the Grizzly Dome tunnel. Morales allowed the truck, which was towing a flatbed trailer loaded with lumber, to drift onto the shoulder to make room for the sedan, but in the process, he lost control.

Read more: Hwy 70 in Feather River Canyon now open after big rig accident

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Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Feather Publishing
8/17/2011

The Disneyland Resort has donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure Park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are under way.

The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home Aug. 6. They will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.

Read more: Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
8/17/2011

Who knew that the state of the economy would start 11-year-old Reed Gjonnes, aka Sunshine, off on the adventure of a lifetime and start her on the path to earning the Triple Crown of hiking?

The story came out when Sunshine and her dad, Eric, who are hiking the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), made a week-long stop in the Drakesbad and Old Station area at the end of July.

Read more: Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

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State Rt 147 to be closed for road work

Feather Publishing
UPDATE 8/15/2011

Cal Trans has announced that this road work and road  closure has been postponed until August 18th.

8/10/2011

State Route 147 in Plumas County will be CLOSED from the junction of State Route 36 to County Road A-21. The closure begins tomorrow, August 11, 2011 and continues through August 24, 2011, 24 HOURS PER DAY. A detour is available via County Road A-21. The closure is necessary to facilitate roadway rehabilitation and widening, which includes adding 2-ft paved shoulders, improving the driving surface and striping. The project is being construction by Steve Manning Construction Inc.
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