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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

PDH to pay legal fees for Measure B petitioners


Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/15/2010

Plumas District Hospital directors voted Thursday, Dec. 9, to pay $35,405 in attorney’s fees to Bret Cook for his pro bono work on behalf of Measure B petitioners Skip Alexander, Robert Zernich, Bob Herr, Dennis Clemens and Martin Brutlag.

The settlement notes that although the parties disagree about the appropriateness of the fees, they agreed to settle to avoid further litigation.

Read more: PDH to pay legal fees for Measure B petitioners

 

Supervisors look at appealing Forest Service OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/15/2010

 

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) created a committee to appeal the Plumas National Forest’s Travel Management Plan at a Tuesday, Dec. 7, meeting.

Eastern Plumas Supervisor Terry Swofford and Indian Valley Supervisor Robert Meacher will sit on the committee.

Read more: Supervisors look at appealing Forest Service OHV plan

 

DFG has plans for Humbug Valley

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
12/15/2010

The Maidu Summit is not the only organization requesting title to Pacific Gas & Electric lands in Humbug Valley.

In November the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) cast its line into the water as well.

Read more: DFG has plans for Humbug Valley

 

Highway 70 is now open

Feather Publishing

12/17/2010 5:30 p.m. Update

The accidents have been cleared and the highway is now open.

12/17/2010

State route 70 - the entire roadway is blocked approximately 5 miles west
of the Greenville Wye due to numerous vehicle spin outs. R1 chain controls
in effect.

 

Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open

Feather Publishing
12/12/2010 Updated 9:30 a.m.
The roadway has been repaired and normal two-way traffic has been restored.

12/11/2010 Updated 12:00 p.m.
SR 70 remains under one way traffic control due to a large boulder blocking the westbound lane (see photos attached). Caltrans will go to a full closure to blast the boulder, planned for early this afternoon.

The victim of the accident is reported to be Judy Johnson of Greenville.
Accident
Collision with falling rock kills van driver on Highway 70

12/11/2010 Updated 6:30 a.m.
One way controlled trraffic remains in effect at the site of the accident. CanTrans sent a geologist to the site to assess the damage. Crews worked through the night.

12/10/2010 Updated 4:30 p.m.
A female motorist driving an older model van was killed about 3 p.m. when her van struck a boulder that apparently tumbled onto Highway 70 about three miles east of Belden,in the Feather River Canyon.

Read more: Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open

 

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