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
The gray wolf OR7 still in Plumas County
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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