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   These a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/28/2011

 

There’s no evidence that cloud seeding has negative effects on the environment or public health. But more research should be done.

That’s what an advisory committee told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Read more: Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding

Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
Updated 12/27/2011

An early morning blaze just days before Christmas has left a Portola family of eight with one dead, six injured and their home destroyed.

Fire broke out in the mobile home at 417 W. Plumas Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 12:15 a.m., quickly engulfing the home and spreading to mobile homes on either side.

Read more: Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers

Boy’s helping hands rewarded

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
12/21/2011

 

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies pulled Greenville Elementary student Kyle Hitson out of a lineup of his classmates last week.

Deputy Phil Shannon and his wife, Che Shannon, also a sheriff’s office employee, stood on either side of Hitson and turned him to face the assembled students.

Read more: Boy’s helping hands rewarded

County scraps recycling pilot project

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/21/2011

The county has decided to scrap a mandatory curbside recycling and waste removal program … at least for now.

Instead, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Dec. 13, to apply excess profit from Feather River Disposal toward improving FRD’s transfer stations.

Read more: County scraps recycling pilot project

Special city election April 10 to determine recall

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
12/21/2011

A single December meeting, a long agenda and a recall item of community interest combined to fill council chambers to capacity at the Dec. 14 meeting of Portola’s City Council.

Read more: Special city election April 10 to determine recall


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