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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.

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Local baker to make television appearance

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

CakeBaker2Traci Downey puts the finishing touch on a tiered wedding cake. Traci specializes in custom cakes and will be featured on “Good Day Sacramento” on Feb. 11. Photos by Debra Moore

When local baker Traci Downey watched “Good Day Sacramento” last month, she had no idea what would happen next.

The show she saw featured a segment titled “I Made This,” during which viewers were invited to send in photos of their own creations. Traci, who specializes in custom cakes, submitted a photo of a Barry Manilow sculpture that she had made playing a piano-themed cake. 

Though the photo didn’t air during the segment, Traci received a call from the producers the following morning, asking if she would appear on a broadcast.

Read more: Local baker to make television appearance


IVCSD manager says calls for board to resign are premature

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
Over the last two years the Indian Valley Community Services District board of directors has been hearing accusations that its former general manager, Leanna May Moore, committed fraud.

Now that the Plumas County district attorney has charged Moore with embezzling more than $380,000, many residents are calling for the board members to resign.

Read more: IVCSD manager says calls for board to resign are premature


Farmers and ranchers prepare for drought consequences

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
Farmers and ranchers from all over Plumas and Sierra County gather in the Golden West restaurant in Loyalton to discuss tactics on impending struggles due to the drought. Photo by Carolyn Shipp

The severe drought in the state has united Plumas and Sierra County ranchers and farmers. They are forming a front to take on the looming struggles ahead. 

Read more: Farmers and ranchers prepare for drought consequences


End of an era for QLG - But its legacy will live on

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
As Quincy Library Group members contemplate a name change, its co-founders reflected on what has been accomplished in the past 20 years.

Bill Coates, then a county supervisor, and Michael Jackson, an environmental attorney, were tired of fighting about timber harvests and decided to focus on what they could agree upon. They, along with Tom Nelson, who represented the timber industry, began talking. The year was 1993. 

They had no idea that those initial conversations would lead to historic legislation, an article in The Smithsonian, a page in a social studies textbook and an approach to forest management that would be accepted as a new standard.

“I’m nostalgic,” Jackson said, “but I see the effects of the Quincy Library Group everywhere I go. They’ve permeated everything.”

Read more: End of an era for QLG - But its legacy will live on


One month remains to declare candidacy for June election

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
The deadline to file for the June primary election is just a month away, and unless other candidates emerge, most county officials will run unopposed.

With two county supervisor seats up for election, as well as the rest of the county’s elected officials, only the District 5 supervisor race has drawn multiple candidates.

Read more: One month remains to declare candidacy for June election


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