PlumasNews Home Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:12:40 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (PlumasNews) Fire district explains Feather River Inn annexation situation Feather Publishing
Editor’s note: Following is a letter submitted to Feather Publishing by the Graeagle Fire Protection District board of directors in response to the newspaper’s Nov. 26 story regarding the district’s annexation process with the Feather River Inn development.

A recent article in the Portola Reporter was critical of the Graeagle Fire Protection District (GFPD) Board of Directors regarding the process for annexing the Feather River Inn (FRI) into the GFPD. The article did not provide important details of the annexation process and presented an inaccurate and incomplete history of the FRI annexation process. The GFPD board was not given the opportunity to provide this information for the article; therefore, we are writing this letter to inform the GFPD residents of the facts surrounding the FRI annexation.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:25:13 -0800
Storm leaves fallen trees, power outages in its wake Storm-c Emergency personnel respond to the scene of downed power lines on South Mill Creek Road in Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo by Kevin Mallory Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

One of the strongest winter storms to hit the region in several years brought much-needed rain and snow last week. But it also caused some problems.

The combination of wind, rain and heavy wet snow toppled trees and downed power lines, leaving many residents without power Thursday night and Friday.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported nearly 2,000 customers lost power because of the weather. Power was restored to most homes and businesses by late Friday night. However, some homes in the greater Quincy and Indian Valley areas didn’t get power until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:29:47 -0800
New screen for theatre goes missing James Wilson
Staff Writer

“How in the world you could ‘lose’ something that is 28 feet long and weighs 600 pounds defies reason,” said a frustrated Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, last Tuesday morning.

Valladao was expecting the delivery of the new screen for the Town Hall Theatre later that day, but received word that morning that the screen apparently went missing during transit from Indiana, where it was manufactured.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:21:49 -0800
State superintendent visits Plumas schools
The students and teachers at Quincy Elementary School gather to celebrate receiving the California Distinguished Schools Award during a visit from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Dec. 3. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

It was a jam-packed morning Dec. 3 for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary and the Indian Valley Academy.

“I’ve got some homework to do,” Torlakson said after completing the tours.

Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help.
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No school in Quincy Tuesday Feather Publishing
6:35 am

Feather Publishing just received official word that all PUSD and Plumas Charter schools in Quincy are closed today due to lack of power at two of their facilities, both Quincy High School and Pioneer Campus/Plumas Charter School on Mill Creek Road. Thus, all Quincy area PUSD and Plumas Charter schools have been closed for the day. 

Please share this. 

All other schools in Plumas County are open and operating on a normal schedule. Buses may be a little late to stops, due to weather and chain controls in some areas.

This will be updated as we receive more information.

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Recall election will cost district thousands Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

The financial responsibility will fall solely on the Indian Valley Community Services District when elections are held in response to a recent petition’s approval.

The petition included sufficient signatures to move the process forward to recall three directors to the board. The next step will be an election to ask Indian Valley voters if they want to recall the directors.
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Father says murder suspect was trying to turn his life around Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Family and friends of William Leo Altes III said the man they call “Billy” has struggled with drugs and alcohol most of his adult life. But they said they were stunned to hear he has been charged with murder.

Altes, 44, is accused of using a hammer and knife to kill 51-year-old Greenville business owner Lauren Lindskog Allen on Dec. 1.

Altes was doing piecemeal jobs for Allen at her Coppercreek youth camp near Greenville. He was reportedly working in trade to pay for his girlfriend’s two sons to attend the popular summer camp.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:31:29 -0800
Lauren Allen’s friends and family grieve quietly Murder Lauren Lindskog Miriam S. Cody & Greg Knight
Staff Writers

Lauren “Lornie” Lindskog Allen went to a meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, about her new job at the Indian Valley Academy.

She had been hired a few weeks earlier as an instructional aide.

She was well known for her work with kids, and her career at a local summer camp.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:37:50 -0800
Murder suspect appears in court Dan McDonald
William Altes III
Managing Editor

William Leo Altes III, the man accused of killing Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen, didn’t enter a plea during his Friday, Dec. 5, court appearance.

On the advice of his public defender, Robert Zernich, Altes agreed to wait until Dec. 19 in order for Zernich to review the evidence in the case.

Wearing striped jail clothing, the shackled and expressionless Altes quietly conferred with his appointed attorney before Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman read the charges against the 44-year-old Butterfly Valley man.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:28:57 -0800