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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Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan
Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) and the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) recently filed a joint administrative appeal to the Plumas National Forest (PNF) Travel Management Plan.
The appeal document argued the new plan would adversely impact not only motorized recreational use of the forest but also cut down access necessary for "camping, firewood cutting, hunting, fishing, hiking, driving for pleasure, horseback riding, bicycling, nature viewing, relaxing" and other non-motorized uses.
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Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year
Indian Valley Editor
Out of 140 high schools and hundreds of teachers, it was Greenville Junior Senior High School teacher Travis Rubke who was named Educator of the Year for Region 2.
He was awarded the distinguished title Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Redding, where several local faculty, staff and directors were present.
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GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD
Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District (GLRID) has been talking about making the conversion to a community services district for many years. The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) process was lengthy and costly and, while GLRID made halting attempts at pursuing the conversion, the district shied at the cost.
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County doles out tourism grants
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) allocated tourism grant funding to local groups at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4.
The individual board members previously ranked the groups' proposals and the clerk of the board averaged those rankings.
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Two plead not guilty in murder of police officer
During a Monday, Jan. 10 arraignment, Joanna McElrath (Beckett) and Robin Glen James pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy.
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