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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Portola City Council implements rate increases effective July 1

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
7/20/2011

In a decisive move, Portola’s City Council passed Resolution No. 2095 at its July 13 meeting, implementing the city’s proposed water and sewer rate increases as of July 1.

The resolution was originally presented May 11. It went through the Proposition 218 process without receiving a majority of protests, and the city held the requisite public hearing.

Read more: Portola City Council implements rate increases effective July 1

Almanor art show re-invests in local culture

Feather Publishing
7/20/2011

Confused about which arts and crafts show to attend this summer? If in doubt, make sure to attend the Almanor Art Show and enjoy one of the best annual events that Plumas County has to offer. Plumas Arts hosts the 42nd anniversary Almanor Art Show Aug. 6 – 7 on the magnificent and cool green Collins Pine lawn on Highway 36 in Chester.

Read more: Almanor art show re-invests in local culture

Board approves plan to bring county up to ADA standards

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/20/2011

Just a few years ago, Plumas County was threatened with lawsuits for not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In short, the county wasn’t considered a safe and easily accessible place for disabled people.

Read more: Board approves plan to bring county up to ADA standards

US Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Lake Almanor

Feather Publishing
7/19/2011

**Advisory**
Prescribed Burning on the Lassen National Forest

The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is planning on implementing a prescribed burn in the West Dusty Project Area on Tuesday, July 19th, weather permitting.

Read more: US Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn north of Lake Almanor

No weapons found on victims

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/14/2011

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.

Read more: No weapons found on victims



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