Federal prosecutors deny cover-up in Moonlight Fire case
The Sacramento Bee
Federal prosecutors in Sacramento have launched a blistering new attack on Sierra Pacific Industries and its lawyers, accusing the timber giant of “deception” and “scandal mongering” in its efforts to reverse a $100 million settlement it agreed to pay over the 2007 Moonlight fire, which burned huge swaths of the Plumas and Lassen national forests.
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Plumas Collaborative recruits Portola residents for forest restoration initiative
Ann PowersStaff Writer
|Nils Lunder, Plumas County Fire Safe Council coordinator, invites Portola residents to get involved with the emerging Plumas Collaborative forest restoration initiative. Photo by Ann Powers
In the second of a series of introductory meetings countywide, Plumas Collaborative representatives met with dozens of Portola residents Feb. 18, at the city library, to ignite a collective dialog on the management of local forests.
The grassroots collaborative is a partnership between the Plumas National Forest and the Plumas County Fire Safe Council. The goal is to develop a new community-based effort rethinking how to bring the public back into the management of public lands.
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Supervisors talk GRAP during board meeting
Fearing that it’s just another needless government regulation that will restrict land use and impose more fees on county property owners, the Plumas Board of Supervisors opposes the Grazing Regulatory Action Project, commonly referred to as GRAP.
The State Water Resources Control Board is behind the effort to address potential impacts to water quality by implementing grazing regulations.
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Hospital can’t save nursing home; Aquisition would threaten the financial future of PDH
|The fate of Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation with its 60 employees and 32 residents was decided yesterday afternoon. Following an emotional public meeting and a closed session of the Plumas District Hospital Board of Directors, CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple announced that the hospital would be unable to acquire the facility. Plans are underway to relocate the patients. Photo by Debra Moore
Plumas District Hospital will not be taking over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Hospital CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple made the announcement following a somber public meeting yesterday afternoon and a closed session with his board of directors later in the day.
From the time Kepple and other healthcare leaders learned Jan. 14 of the proposed nursing home closure, they investigated various ways to take over the facility that employs 60 and provides a home for nearly three dozen residents. By Tuesday meeting, the census had dropped to 28.
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Garden program asks for support from ed board
Representatives from the Digging In youth gardening program reported to the school board on the success of the program at the Plumas County Office of Education’s regular meeting Feb. 12.
Though the program has a strong success rate, said farmers Cody Reed and Kari O’Reilly, to ensure its future success it needs financial support from the county.
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