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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Recall moving forward: Residents upset with the Indian Valley Community Services District’s board gathered enough signatures to force a recall election for three of the directors.
  • Sticker shock: Developers of the stalled Feather River Inn project say they are stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for an up-front $250,000 annexation fee.
  • Scam revealed: A Quincy man was almost certain an offer to earn cash as a secret shopper was a scam... But he decided to play along.

Inspiration through an ‘Art Tour’ around the lake

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

In 2004, Lake Almanor Community Foundation (LACF) formed “Art Around the Lake” as a way to promote cultural activities in the Basin community.

By 2010, the event had become a great success, and the LACF decided to transfer ownership of the venue to the artists of Feather River Fine Arts Guild. The nonprofit group put its touch on the event and changed the name to “Art Tour.”

This year’s event was held July 21 and included 10 locations spread throughout the Basin. Thirty-one different artists showcased their work on this delightfully sunny day.

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Local anglers cast their lines to ‘Fish for a Wish’

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

Saturday, Aug. 4, will be a day of excitement and inspiration when anglers go head-to-head at the eighth annual Fish for a Wish tournament.

The tournament, which is held at Big Cove Resort and Marina, raises funds to help fulfill the wishes of terminally ill children.

At the young age of 13, A.J. Casella founded the tournament after witnessing the amazing impact a wish could have on a child. He immediately decided to dedicate the tournament to the Make-a-Wish foundation.

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Forest Service crews battling two wildfires

Feather Publishing
Updated 7/31/2012 10:00 a.m.

The Peak Fire is burning on the Beckwourth Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest about 15 miles northeast of Portola, CA. The fire has burned 780 acres. 586 firefighters and support personnel are working in the fire.

This morning the Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 assumed command of this fire. Crews made significant progress yesterday and last night with the construction of fireline using Handcrews and Bulldozers.

Due to the very dry fuel conditions, firefighters have contended with the fire spotting across the lines. Spot fires thus far have been contained while still small. Crews are watching for any additional fire movement that may develop. There are still many areas of active fire within the containment lines so this fire will continue to produce smoke that may affect the Honey Lake and Susanville areas.

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Committee working to repair relationship with the CHP

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

Last summer, the relationship between the local California Highway Patrol and the citizens of Plumas County was arguably as bad as it could get.

One year later, two of the men who were at the center of conflict — Quincy Area CHP Commander Bruce Carpenter and Quincy resident Dan Hanna — said things are getting better.

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Forest Service crews fight wildfire near Sloat‏

Feather Publishing
7:30 p.m. update

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

SLOAT - A wildfire that started near Sloat about 4:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26, was about 50 percent contained by 6:40 p.m. thanks to a swift response by fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service.

The blaze, located on a steep hillside in the Poplar Creek area about two miles southwest of Sloat, had burned about five acres by Thursday evening.

According to Plumas National Forest spokesperson Heather Munn, who was at the scene, the first fire crew began fighting the fire at 4:39 p.m. They were soon joined by two air tankers and a helicopter .

"Luckily we were able to respond fast enough to catch the fire where it is right now," Munn said. "Most of the crews were able to be here within an hour (of when the fire was reported)."

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