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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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Man arrested on arson charges

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer 
10/31/2011

A man was arrested Monday, Oct. 31, in connection with several fires that were set along Highway 36 near Westwood earlier that morning.

Andrew Giampapa was arrested by Plumas County sheriff’s deputies on charges of arson, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating parole.

Read more: Man arrested on arson charges

 

M3.8 aftershock felt in Plumas County Sunday morning

10/30/2011
7:45 a.m.

The US Geological Survey has lowered the intensity of the earthquake to M3.8.

Original post 6:30 a.m. - A M4.1 earthquake was felt at 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties. The epicenter was in a similar location as the quake last Wednesday, this time it was nine miles SSE from Whitehawk, CA (39.604°N, 120.473°W), with a depth of 8.7 miles. This again puts the epicenter in Sierra County.

Read more: M3.8 aftershock felt in Plumas County Sunday morning

 

Plumas County applies for new jail grant

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/31/2011

It might be considered a long shot, but Plumas County could get a new state-of-the-art $20 million jail for $1 million.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood outlined the possibility for the Board of Supervisors during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Read more: Plumas County applies for new jail grant

 

Public meeting on proposed Quincy courthouse Nov. 1

Feather Publishing 
10/28/2011

A public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, will provide an update on the current status of the new Quincy courthouse project and potential sites. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear about the status of the statewide courthouse construction program in light of the state’s budget, progress on site selection for the new Quincy courthouse, and planned next steps.

Read more: Public meeting on proposed Quincy courthouse Nov. 1

 

Plumas, Sierra and Lassen County residents feel M4.7 earthquake

Feather Publishing
10/27/2011

5:00 p.m. update
The M4.7 earthquake was followed by at least nine small aftershocks throughout Thursday morning, ranging in size from M1.1 to M2.5, with the last one occuring at 8:24 a.m.

Read more: Plumas, Sierra and Lassen County residents feel M4.7 earthquake

 

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