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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.

Save White Sulphur Springs Concert

Feather Publishing
6/10/2011

 

Call it historic, call it a cultural treasure, White Sulphur Springs looks to become a regional community center under the care and leadership of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council.

The Save White Sulphur Springs campaign hosts the third annual concert fundraiser Sunday, June 26. This year, the gathering will be at the famed White Sulphur Springs Ranch for the first time. The house and grounds will be open for tours and look-sees.

Read more: Save White Sulphur Springs Concert

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UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING

Feather Publishing
6/9/2011

Outdoor Recreationists Should Take Precautions Against Cold Temperatures, Swift Currents When in or Near Water

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise.
This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content as of June 1, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. In the northern part of the state alone, the snowpack is more than five times its usual June 1 average.

 

Read more: UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING

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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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