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Wind-whipped fire claims two Chester homes

M. Kate West ChesterFire
Chester Editor
12/5/2011

 

Chester skies were ablaze in the dark hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, after a garage fire at 259 First Ave. quickly spread next door to the residence at 265 First Ave. By the time it was over, the fire had left two families homeless.

“Chester Fire Rescue received the call at 1:28 a.m. and when I arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. the two structures were pretty well involved. The winds were also whipping the fire toward a third residence at 271 First Ave.,” Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said.

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The holiday season is one of giving and receiving

Feather Publishing
12/1/2011

Below are the Plumas County programs offering help to families and ways donors can provide their neighbors with some holiday cheer.

COUNTYWIDE

Far Northern Regional Center’s Holidays are for Caring

The program provides gifts to selected individuals with developmental disabilities who may not receive any gifts.

In addition to cash donations to buy, wrap and deliver gifts, the organization has a fundraising quilt drawing.

For more information, to donate or purchase a drawing ticket, contact Kay Cullis at 221-9524 or kcullis@farthernornrc.org.

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Greenville clinic a bright light for EPHC

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/30/2011

 

The Greenville clinic is one bright spot in an otherwise dim financial picture at Eastern Plumas Health Care according to a report to board directors when they met in Indian Valley earlier this month.

By itself, the clinic is breaking even, Chief Financial Officer Jeri Nelson said. “It’s holding its own.”

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High winds cause power outages

Feather Publishing
12/2/2011 - 3:30 p.m. Update - PG&E reports that power has been restored to all areas in Northern California.

12/2/2011 - 6:00 a.m. - The Northstate has been spared the extensive power outages experienced in Southern California, but we have not esccaped entirely.  Many Plumas and Lassen County residents are still without power this morning and its being blamed on this wind. PG&E reports 380 outages total in the Northstate. 229 of them are in Plumas County near Bucks Lake and Quincy. 125 of them are in the Mineral/Mill Creek area east of Red Bluff. The rest of them are single customers without power.

The power outages were caused by high winds and are expected to be repaired by later this afternoon.

The high winds are expected to diminish somewhat today.

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College to settle players’ lawsuit

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

Board president Bill Elliott reported Nov. 17 that the Feather River Community College District Board of Trustees voted in closed session to authorize college president and superintendent Ron Taylor to settle the lawsuit Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed against the college Jan. 25. Individually named defendants include Athletic Director Merle Trueblood, head football coach James Johnson and assistant coach Josh White.

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