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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.

Harvey Ranch uses the land for multiple enterprises

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
6/8/2011

Anna Harvey is a fourth-generation sheep producer, her mother a Basque from Spain. She thinks it helps that she was raised in the business; taking care of sheep seven days a week, 24 hours per day was normal in her life.

“It’s a lifestyle,” she told a group of farm tour participants in May. “You have to love what you do or you will not survive.”

Read more: Harvey Ranch uses the land for multiple enterprises

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Reward in arson case increased to $2,100

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
dmcdonald@plumasnews.com

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist was increased to $2,100 last week.

Anyone with information about a May 21 fire that destroyed a house at 1195 Lee Road in East Quincy is encouraged to call the Quincy Fire Department at 283-0870 or the CalFire Arson Tip Line at (800) 468-4408.

Read more: Reward in arson case increased to $2,100

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Dredge miners hear giant sucking sound

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/8/2011

The controversial practice of suction dredge mining may be banned permanently in California thanks to recently passed budget language. Committees in both houses of the California Legislature passed the language last month. The language awaits final approval as part of the state’s overall budget package.

Read more: Dredge miners hear giant sucking sound

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Fatal accident on Highway 70

Feather Publishing
Courtesy of  Robin Epley
Staff Writer
Chico Enterprise-Record

 

Three Oroville residents were killed in an accident Saturday afternoon, June 4, near the county line between Butte and Plumas.

The driver, approximately 35 years old, was headed westbound on Highway 70 with two juvenile passengers in the car, according to a press release from the Chico office of the California Highway Patrol.

Read more: Fatal accident on Highway 70

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