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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

-Headline News

Portola City Council reviews draft medical marijuana dispensary ordinance

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Portola City Council, City Attorney Steve Gross introduced a draft of a five-page ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. After consideration, Ordinance No. 339 will be back on the Feb. 23 agenda for approval and become effective March 23.

Read more: Portola City Council reviews draft medical marijuana dispensary ordinance

 

Supervisors approve additional fair funding

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

 

Fair manager John Steffanic appeared before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 15, to explain circumstances leading up to his request for $77,445 from the county’s contingency funds.

Most of the money, $72,445, is to meet payroll through the end of the fiscal year. Steffanic said the remaining balance, $5,000, was to ensure the fair had funds to pay its electric bill.

Read more: Supervisors approve additional fair funding

 

Hopman, Cassou and Nero honored at QFD installation ceremony

Mike Taborski
Publisher
2/23/2011

The late Bill Hopman was named Fireman of the Year for the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department.

The presentation was made Saturday night, Feb. 12, at the annual installation-of-officers banquet at the fire hall.

Read more: Hopman, Cassou and Nero honored at QFD installation ceremony

 

Rate increase coming: City of Portola discusses how much

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
2/23/2011

At the first of two rate study presentations to the Portola City Council to discuss increases in city water and sewer rates, Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark asked, “Why now? Right now, people are having a hard time of it, so why are we talking about rate increases now?”

Read more: Rate increase coming: City of Portola discusses how much

 

Another winter storm headed our way

Feather Publishing
2/24/2011

ANOTHER COLD WINTER STORM FROM WESTERN CANADA WILL BRING VERY LOW SNOW LEVELS TO THE REGION AND PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TO THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTH END OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY WITH FLURRIES POSSIBLE AT TIMES ELSEWHERE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY.

FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE WEATHER, UTILITY, AND HIGHWAY INFORMATION GO TO THE PLUMASNEWS.COM WEATHER PAGE.


 

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