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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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County cash will keep visitors bureau in business for a few more months

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
9/21/2011

The Plumas County Visitors Bureau is still alive. Barely.

The Board of Supervisors last week approved a motion that will keep the bureau solvent through the end of the year.

Read more: County cash will keep visitors bureau in business for a few more months

 

Man arrested in connection with Portola arson fires

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 9/20/2011


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Arson suspect Harold Ellis Johnson

An 18-year-old Portola man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15, and charged with two counts of arson for two recent fires, including the blaze that destroyed the historic Western Pacific Hospital in Portola.

Harold Ellis Johnson was arrested by Plumas County Sheriff’s deputies and booked into the county jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

Sheriff’s Investigator Steve Peay said his office acted on information received over the past several days that led to Johnson.

Read more: Man arrested in connection with Portola arson fires

 

Caltrans continues Highway 70 repairs following gasoline spill


Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 9/20/2011

Drivers taking Highway 70 between Plumas and Butte counties can expect delays near the county line until at least Friday, Sept. 23.

State Route 70 is undergoing repairs by Caltrans following a gasoline spill Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Caltrans spokeswoman Denise Yergenson said traffic is limited to one lane in each direction.

Read more: Caltrans continues Highway 70 repairs following gasoline spill

 

Supervisors reverse course on county budget

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
9/14/2011

Plumas County employees will not be taking Fridays off after all.

Two weeks after most of the cuts and concessions in the county’s 2011-12 budget appeared to be set in stone, the Board of Supervisors changed course.

Read more: Supervisors reverse course on county budget

 

New camera provides valuable evidence in CHP crash

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
9/14/2011

As pieces of shattered glass pelted him from all directions, Kip Hymas thought about his family.

He feared the worst.

The veteran California Highway Patrol officer had just been hit by an alleged drunken driver and his car was sliding sideways on Highway 70.

Read more: New camera provides valuable evidence in CHP crash

 

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