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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Sierra Pacific Industries to re-start Loyalton power plant

12/30/2009

    Sierra Pacific Industries announced Dec. 23 that it would re-start its biomass electrical power plant in Loyalton.
    The plant closed Sep. 12, due to poor economic conditions, resulting in the layoff of 19 employees.
    “SPI has resolved contractual issues with its power purchaser, allowing the plant to begin operations in early January,” said plant manager Jim Turner.     “We will be bringing more fuel to the plant and will make an effort to call employees back to work who were terminated,” added Turner.
    State Senator Dave Cox, whose district includes Loyalton and the surrounding communities, said, “The re-opening of Sierra Pacific Industries’ Loyalton power plant is great news for local residents and the community.
    “Employees and their families could not have asked for happier news this Christmas.
    “SPI’s ownership and management team deserve credit for their leadership and their efforts to get Californians back to work.”
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