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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

Brown’s budget cuts likely to hit beleaguered fair hard

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget puts Plumas-Sierra County Fair manager John Steffanic in a tough spot, right along with the Board of Supervisors.

Brown’s budget proposes a 30 percent reduction in the state’s food and agriculture budget. This includes elimination of all funding for fairs and expositions, which totals $32 million.

Read more: Brown’s budget cuts likely to hit beleaguered fair hard

 

Feather River College players bring suit of their own

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Attorneys for Feather River College (FRC) students Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed a complaint Jan. 25 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, naming Feather River Community College District (FRCCD), FRC athletic director Merle Trueblood and FRC football coach James Johnson as defendants.

Read more: Feather River College players bring suit of their own

 

Campground closures in eastern Plumas County

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/2/2011

Finding a camping spot in Eastern Plumas this summer could prove challenging, and local tourism providers could suffer, as a result of several planned campground closures.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) announced Jan. 25 that Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) would be partially closed this summer for a hazardous materials cleanup. Although some areas of the park will remain open, the campground, museum and other selected sites will be closed temporarily.

Read more: Campground closures in eastern Plumas County

 

Comedy night at Town Hall Theater

Feather Publishing
2/2/2011

 

Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, chocolate and laughs are on the menu Monday, Feb. 14, for Comedy Night at the Town Hall Theatre.

Local stand-up comics are preparing to entertain with their different brands of humor.

The Association of Concerned Theatre-goers is sponsoring this event as a fundraiser for local scholarships to students in the theater arts.

The evening gets underway 6:30 – 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. The show starts at 7 p.m. There is one intermission and a special chocolate treat for dessert.

Prices are $8 a person or $15 a couple. Bring your sweetie for a fun Valentine’s Day evening.

 

 

 

 

New Feather River train tour to take the Highline past Lake Almanor

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/2/2011

Rail fans will want to mark their calendars for the opportunity of rare mileage on the Northern California Explorer as it traverses the Feather River Canyon to Keddie, then onto the Highline/Inside Gateway past Lake Almanor and Shasta to Klamath Falls, Ore.

The proposed itinerary begins the afternoon of Friday, June 3, with departures from Emeryville, Martinez, Davis and Sacramento. Passengers will overnight at hotels in Oroville, with the chance to dine in the historic Western Pacific depot, which is now the Western Pacific Brewing Co., a locally owned brewpub.

Read more: New Feather River train tour to take the Highline past Lake Almanor

 

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