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County truck knocks out power

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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

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The gray wolf OR7 still in Plumas County

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

The gray wolf known as OR7 has spent the past week in western Plumas and northeastern Butte counties. The one exception was June 22 when he wandered into eastern Tehama County. OR7 has traveled more than 2,500 miles since leaving his pack in the far northeastern corner of Oregon in December last year. He has traveled as much as 40 air miles in a single day. He has traversed back and forth through two states and several counties. But for the past month OR7 has limited his travels to a much smaller area in Butte and Plumas counties.

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Lassen group concerned about cloud seeding

Aura Whittaker
Staff Writer

The Eagle Lake Guardians (ELG) — a group formed by Spalding residents Rebecca Walker, owner of the Eagle Lake General Store in Spalding, and Valerie Aubrey, publisher/owner of Eagle Lake Fishing Information and Network — want answers from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) regarding its weather modification/cloud seeding programs in Northern California.

In an effort to get answers to its questions about how seeding impacts the local community, ELG submitted a formal letter of request to PG&E July 1 and is anxiously awaiting a reply.

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Single vehicle rollover on Highway 70

Feather Publishing



Emergency crews move a woman to an ambulance at the scene of a single-car rollover accident on westbound Highway 70, about nine miles west of Quincy, on Thursday afternoon. The unidentified woman, who appeared to be in her 50s or 60s, was conscious and talking after being extricated from the late-model Subaru. Crews used the “Jaws of Life” to cut the woman from the wreckage. Highway 70 was closed to most traffic during the rescue process. The cause of the accident was unknown as of late Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dan McDonald

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Chester pavement restoration project to begin soon

Aug. 2, 2012 — Caltrans and contractor Hat Creek Construction anticipate construction to begin on the Chester Pavement Restoration project in mid-August.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, motorists will see preliminary work taking place, which could include short lane closures between 5:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., with minimal delays of up to five minutes.

The $3 million project will restore pavement on State Route (SR) 36 in Plumas County, from the overflow drainage canal through Chester, to the causeway across Lake Almanor. Construction completion is expected in November 2012.

The project will consist of a "Cold in Place Recycle Process,” which takes existing pavement and reuses it as part of the base material prior to paving.

The recycling process saves costs that would typically occur from grinding the existing pavement and disposing of the material as waste.

The new recycled material becomes the new base material for placing the new “Hot Mix Asphalt,” adding an additional structural section to the roadway.

This new structural section will last longer and require less maintenance in future years.

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