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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.

OHV consultations go nowhere; appeals to be forwarded

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

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.

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School district gets clean audit

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
1/19/2011

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.

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Fairground blows a fuse, literally

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

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.

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Earthquake strikes eastern Plumas County

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
1/17/2011

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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Plumasnews.com emphasizes local breaking news

We have been working to make Plumasnews.com the best source for local breaking news in Plumas County.  Our recent very high web traffic is a testament to how you are relying on this website for local information.

Unfortunately the high traffic levels have stressed our web server to the point that response times on our web site have become too slow.  We are in the process of up-grading our web server to fix this problem and provide you with a more responsive web site.

We appreciate your patience while we up-grade our web system.

 

 

 

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DA's murder complaint details officer's death

Tuesday, Jan. 11 - On Monday, Jan. 10, Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns filed two complaints of premeditated murder and conspiracy against Robin James Glen and Joanna (Beckett) McElrath in the Lassen County Superior Court. The complaint also outlines how the alleged murder of Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath took place.

According to the complaint, on or about Saturday, Jan. 1, James, 46, provided Joanna McElrath, 36, with prescription narcotic medications that were intended to be given to the victim without his knowledge.

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