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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

Feather Publishing
8/17/2010

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.

Read more: Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
8/17/2010


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.

Read more: Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

Renters may hold key to Measure B vote

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/18/2010

As the Measure B tax vote comes down to the wire, both campaigns are focusing on a particular segment of the voting population - renters.

These voters don't receive a property tax assessment and are historically less likely to vote than homeowners.

Read more: Renters may hold key to Measure B vote

Hoots and hollers: Surprising forest tour with QLG and Legacy along for the ride

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
8/18/2010

A forest tour Tuesday, Aug. 10, ended in a hoot, and it wasn't from an owl.

It was a shout of surprised laughter from Quincy Library Group attorney Michael Jackson.

Along for the ride on the tour were Quincy Library Group members, a Sierra Forest Legacy representative, local landowners, Forest Service officers and other forest stakeholders.

Read more: Hoots and hollers: Surprising forest tour with QLG and Legacy along for the ride



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