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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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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