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Firefighters contain 5 acre fire near Chilcoot

Feather Publishing
8/24/2011


Firefighters responded to a small fire in the eastern portion of the Plumas National Forest late Tuesday afternoon. Several helicopters, an air tanker, engines and hand crews held the Adams Incident to 5 acres. Located 6 miles northwest of Chilcoot, CA, the fire posed no threat to any structures and all roads and facilities are open. The cause has not been established.
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Reflections on 9/11 wanted

Feather Publishing
8/22/2011

The approaching 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a time to reflect, personally and collectively, on how our world has changed. There is no doubt that it has changed. Some of those changes have been mundane — think airport protocols — but some have raised larger questions: How far should we abridge our rights in the name of security?

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CHP leaders talk about improving public relations

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/24/2011

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be featured Aug. 31.

The California Highway Patrol is committed to improving its relationship with Plumas County drivers.

CHP’s Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter, with support and direction from his supervisors all the way up the chain to Sacramento, has guaranteed that people are going to notice a difference.

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Recall petition under discussion

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
8/24/2011

Although neither the water/sewer rate increase nor the proposed recall of Portola Mayor Dan Wilson was on the Aug. 10 agenda, discussion of the two topics took up nearly half the meeting.

The public comment period provided the community an avenue for feedback on recent events. Community member Pam Gill led: “What will be the cost to the city and to the citizens of Portola if a recall is enacted and a special election follows?”

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