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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Refuges, to have or not? That is the question

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/11/2011

If public opinion counts when it comes to the actions of a public agency like the California Department of Fish and Game, then the state game refuges will remain closed to hunting.

In a nine-page public comment against elimination of the refuge status, Senior Attorney Ralph Henry of the Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals blasted the department over several aspects of its proposal.

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Getting the Moonlight cut up and out


Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/11/2011

After almost four years of frustration, local loggers and helicopter loggers are finally salvaging some value out of the big timber standing dead in the most severely burned areas of the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

Of special significance is the 40-year anniversary of the first-ever U.S. helicopter logging job, which was done in the same area.

Read more: Getting the Moonlight cut up and out

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Homicide victim identified

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
5/11/2011

A man whose body was discovered in a motor home April 29 in Plumas County was identified Friday as Brian Joseph Graves, 49.

According to the Yuba City Appeal-Democrat and the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, Graves was a Marysville-area transient.

Ricky Ray Kingsley, 53, has been charged with murder in Graves’ death.

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PG&E, environmental experts to attend May 25 cloud-seeding forum

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
5/11/2011

Almost from the time scientists discovered how to coax extra moisture from clouds, they have done it.

Today’s cloud-seeding technology can produce up to 10 percent more rain and snow in areas where it has been determined necessary.

Read more: PG&E, environmental experts to attend May 25 cloud-seeding forum

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FRC trustees to consider classified staffing cuts

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
5/9/2011

At its meeting Tuesday, May 10, the Feather River Community College District Board of Trustees will consider a resolution eliminating a total of 6.75 full time equivalent (FTE) classified staff positions.

According to the resolution, the reasons for the cuts are either workload-related, due to budget constraints, or a combination of the two.

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