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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Protest at high noon

Feather Publishing
2/22/2012
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Protesters and bright neon signs turn Presidents Day in Chester into a colorful day despite the gray skies. While it was obvious many of the participants were objecting to the threat of school closures, a new message, “Recall Harris,” took center stage. Chanting “Save our schools” were individuals of every generation — there to show support for all Plumas County schools, local businesses and healthy communities. The noise impact increased dramatically when those passing by in cars showed support for the protest by honking and waving. While the signs held a variety of messages, two in particular were standouts: “We Stand United Against PUSD” and “Rest in Peace Plumas County — No School — No People — No Business, Recall Harris.” In addition to advocating for more time for the 7-11 committees to form their recommendations, Guy McNett, an Indian Valley senior resident, offered a unique perspective when he said, “My daughter went to school in Indian Valley 25 years ago. We need young families, we don’t want to just look around and see faces our age.” Photo by M. Kate West
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Council votes ‘yes’ to $64,000 questions

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/19/2012

For the next four months, Portola water customers will not have to pay for their water usage in order to give a group of citizens time to receive and review responses to questions put before the city regarding rate increases implemented last summer.

Ratepayers will still receive bills and their sewer and solid waste fees will remain the same. They will also be billed the basic water facility charge, based on the size of their water connection. But the water itself will be free.

Read more: Council votes ‘yes’ to $64,000 questions

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