Snowmobilers want to keep Lake Davis access
Snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts packed the small conference room at the Beckwourth Ranger District last Tuesday morning to comment on winter access at Lake Davis.
Voices were raised and barbs exchanged, but Lisa Sedlacek, the plan’s project manager, kept the group on topic.
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CCC guard sentenced for wire fraud
A California Correctional Center (CCC) officer who allegedly received thousands of dollars from inmates’ families in return for smuggling cellphones and tobacco into the Susanville facility has been sentenced.
In a press release July 23, Benjamin Wagner, United States district attorney for the Eastern District of California, announced that Bobby Joe Kirby, 54, of Reno, Nev., was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $15,635 forfeiture judgment.
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Big Springs Gardens
“It wasn’t love at first sight,” according to Don Phillips, when he bought a 118-acre parcel near Sierra City in 1964, but it certainly was for this reporter who visited the property for the first time last week.
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Plumas County power outages possible as fire threatens PG&E electric equipment
The Chips Fire is posing a significant threat to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) electric facilities. Residents should be aware that fire damage could cause outages for many customers. Crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power, though remote and hazardous terrain may slow those efforts.
PG&E has many resources deployed to the area, ready to begin power restoration when access is deemed safe by fire officials.
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County truck knocks out power
A Pacific Gas & Electric power pole, with live wires, leans against a Plumas County public works water truck at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 7. The water truck, which was involved in road work, clipped the pole on Bucks Lake Road, about four miles from Quincy.
According to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno, 344 residents in Meadow Valley were without power Tuesday afternoon. A PG&E crew was on the scene and power is was expected to be restored by 7:30 p.m. Residents in the Quincy area experienced a brief outage when the collision happened just before 4 p.m. Photo by Dan McDonald