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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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Prescribed Burn on Almanor Ranger District

Feather Publishing
10/25/2011
The Almanor Ranger District Fire Management Department is planning to conduct a prescribed burn within the West Dusty Timber Sale area.  Smoke may be visible from Johnson Grade.

Read more: Prescribed Burn on Almanor Ranger District

 

PG&E to Patrol Remote Greenville Area by Helicopter

Feather Publishing
10/25/2011

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be conducting low-level helicopter patrols next Thursday and Friday to inspect electric distribution lines for maintenance in rural and remote areas near Greenville in Plumas County.

Read more: PG&E to Patrol Remote Greenville Area by Helicopter

 

Portola arsonist convicted

Feather Publishing
10/19/2011

The man charged with burning down the historic Western Pacific Hospital in Portola last month was convicted of felony arson Oct. 7.

According to Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister, Harold Ellis Johnson, 18, of Portola, will be sentenced Nov. 18 for the crime.

Johnson is expected to be placed on formal probation for up to five years. He could serve up to 12 months in jail.

Read more: Portola arsonist convicted

 

Quincy townhall meeting will address health concerns

Feather Publishing
10/19/2011

Northern Sierra Collaborative Health Network (NSCHN) partners will sponsor a Quincy townhall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Serpilio Hall at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. The public meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with buffet refreshments to be followed by open discussion about quality of life in Plumas County and community health. The Oct. 26 meeting kicks off a series of townhall meetings to address health and are part of a countywide health assessment and improvement process conducted by the NSCHN.

Read more: Quincy townhall meeting will address health concerns

 

Controlled Burn in Meadow Valley Area

Feather Publishing
10/18/2011

There is a controlled burn taking place in an area 2 miles Northeast of Meadow Valley, Ca. (T24N, R09E, Secs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), beginning today October 18 through October 21 as conditions allow. Smoke production may last 3 - 4 days when active and the estimated direction of smoke travel will be in the North, Northwest (Preferred) areas and may be visible from Meadow Valley, Quincy and Butterfly Valley, Ca. This will be an underburn operation on a total of 137 acres.

If additional information is needed, the Agency Contacts are: Ryan Bauer (530) 283-7673 or Steven Causemaker (530) 283-7639

 

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