Officials assess damage and lessons learned in storm’s aftermath
|A pickup is crushed by one of many trees that blew down in Plumas County during the recent storm.
Damage estimates continue to rise in the wake of the storm that blew through Plumas County on Feb. 6. Downed trees destroyed structures and vehicles, and cut power to all residents for an extended period of time.
Jerry Sipe, the county's director of the Office of Emergency Services, appeared before the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 10 to update its members on the storm and its aftermath, and to ask them to ratify an emergency declaration that had been called Feb. 6
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Supervisors approve hiring for district attorney, sheriff
A chorus of “Happy Birthday” opened the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 10 meeting in honor of Chairman Kevin Goss, but then it became business as usual as the board faced a full morning agenda and an afternoon midyear budget review.
Deputy DA sought
One of the county’s two deputy district attorneys accepted a position in Placer County, and District Attorney David Hollister asked for authorization to replace her.
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Board helps send chamber to travel show; Not all supervisors supported the idea
With a 4-1 vote, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors gave $1,000 to the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce to attend the Travel & Adventure Show in Santa Clara scheduled for last weekend.
Because the money was being taken from the county’s contingency fund, it required a four-fifths vote. Supervisors Kevin Goss, Sherrie Thrall, Lori Simpson and Terry Swofford voted in favor of the allocation Feb. 3 after listening to a presentation by Audrey Ellis, the chamber’s chief executive officer, but Jeff Engel voted against the contribution.
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Safeway will remain Safeway, but changes are in store
Since the Fair Trade Commission gave its approval Jan. 27 for Safeway and Albertsons to merge, many in Plumas County have wondered what is to become of Quincy’s Safeway.
Local shoppers won’t see any changes related to the corporate merger. In regard to how the store looks and operates, however, there are some changes in the works.
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Butterfly Twain forest restoration meeting planned
Interested members of the community are invited to help develop the Butterfly Twain Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project. A meeting on the project is set for Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plumas County Library conference room, 445 Jackson St. in Quincy.
The Forest Service project, located about 4 miles northwest of Quincy, would reduce the threat of wildfire to nearby homes and wildlife habitat, retain and restore ecological resilience, provide timber harvest opportunities and improve watershed function.
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