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Gray wolf continues to roam Butte and Plumas counties

Michael Condon
Staff Writer
7/25/2012

The gray wolf known as OR7 has achieved celebrity status by virtue of being the first confirmed gray wolf in California in several decades. OR7, so named because he was the seventh gray wolf to be given a GPS collar by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, left his pack in the mountains of northeastern Oregon in September 2011 and traveled south through eastern Oregon and the Cascade Mountain Range, eventually crossing into California Dec. 28, 2011, near the town of Dorris in Siskiyou County.

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SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/17/2012

Sierra Pacific Industries has agreed to pay the federal government about $122 million for damages caused by the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

The settlement, believed to be the largest amount ever recovered by the U.S. government for damages caused by a forest fire, was announced by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 17.

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Foundation awards Plumas-Eureka grant

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/18/2012

A $15,000 grant from the California State Parks Foundation will help the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association meet its $70,000 commitment to keep the park open for two years.

“This is really good news,” said the association’s vice president, Lyn Nafzgar. She said that the association had applied for $35,000 (its annual commitment) and received nearly half of its request. She is hopeful that a similar amount could be awarded next year.

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