Tea Party group forms at Almanor
M. Kate WestChester Editor8/20/2010
The Almanor Basin Tea Party Patriots held its first official meeting Sunday, July 18, in the Chester residence of Todd and Tracy DuBord.
Since that time, members of the steering committee have stepped forward to introduce the organization to the community. They will host their first public meeting Friday, Aug. 27, starting at 6 p.m. in the Chester Elementary School gymnasium.
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Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Prepares for Helicopter Operations
Lassen Volcanic National Park will begin an eight-day helicopter operation to haul rock for the Reach the Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project. A Type I helicopter will be used to transport 2.4 million pounds of material staged in the Lassen Peak Parking Area to the Lassen Peak mountainside holding areas. The rock will be used to build steps and retaining walls. Park and California Conservation Corps trail crews have steadily worked selecting the rock from Hat Creek Quarry over the past month.
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Time for Railroad Days in Portola
Diana JorgensonPortola Editor8/19/2010
Railroad Days will kick off tomorrow night with a Community Appreciation Picnic hosted by the city of Portola. Portola's city council and planning commission members will barbecue dinner and serve the community a free picnic meal at City Park at 6 p.m.
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Plumas-Eureka State Park campground closed due to elevated plague risk
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has
recommended that Plumas-Eureka State Park Campground be temporarily closed due to an
elevated risk of the plague. The level of risk was determined after CDPH sampled the park
following the discovery of a plague-positive dead rodent.
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Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million
Railroad Company Settles Claims Arising from Forest Fire in the Plumas National Forest
United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday that Union Pacific Railroad Company has paid $17,364,719.61 in damages caused by the "Rich Fire" of 2008.
The fire ignited on July 29, 2008, in the Feather River Canyon of the Plumas National Forest, between Oroville and Quincy. The fire spread rapidly, and area homes were evacuated.
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Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake
Joshua SeboldStaff Writer8/17/2010
A 16-year-old Reno resident drowned in Lower Bucks Lake Sunday, Aug. 15, the third drowning this summer in the county. All the victims were under 30.
The Plumas County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a call from Bucks Lake Fire reporting a possible drowning victim near Camp Timber Wolf around noon.
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