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Predictably, people on both sides of the debate regarding the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) have appealed the Forest Service’s proposed Travel Management Plan.
The complaints of various counties and OHV user groups have been aired in this paper as the public process has progressed in Plumas County Board of Supervisors meetings and at public workshops held by the PNF.
Plumas County Supervisor Lori Simpson and Public Works Director Robert Perreault represented the county at a consultation meeting Friday, Jan. 5, with Plumas National Forest (PNF) Supervisor Alice Carlton.
PNF Appeals and Litigation Coordinator Jane Beaulieu began the meeting by explaining the purpose: to see if any of the issues in the county’s appeal of the PNF’s new Travel Management Rule could be resolved before going to formal review by the regional office.
Both the Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) and Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) received clean opinions for the 2009-10 fiscal year, auditor Paul Messner of Messner & Hadley reported to board members Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Fair Manager John Steffanic recently told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) the majority of the fairgrounds is currently without power or heat because of an electrical problem that could cost between $50,000 and $150,000 to fix.
“Monday morning we came in and we had full power in the administration building, half power in most of the other buildings,” Steffanic told the board during the public comment section of a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11.
An earthquake shook eastern Plumas County shortly after 11:00 Sunday night. The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported to be 5 miles north of Portola near Lake Davis according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
So far there are no reports of damage.
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