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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

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.

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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

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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.

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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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