National Weather Service issues storm watch for the Sierras
Jan. 10, 2010 - The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a winter storm watch for heavy snow and strong winds for the northern Sierra Nevada which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
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Indian Valley ambulance changes to be explained
Indian Valley News Editor
After press time, we received word that Indian Valley residents may attend a special informational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, to hear about the changes made in the new ambulance service contract.
Ambulance services will no longer be provided to residents at no out-of-pocket expense, which is the way they have been provided since a special ambulance tax was initiated in1995.
Air ambulance services were added to that, like a bonus, when Mountain Lifeflight took over the contract in 2005.
That will no longer be the case, and residents may attend the special information meeting after the regular meeting of the Indian Valley Ambulance Services Authority District meeting at 5:30 p.m., in the Indian Valley Civic Center, located at 430 Main Street in Greenville.
At the meeting, Lifeflight personnel will be there to answer questions, and brochures and emergency medical services membership applications will be also available.
Memorial services tentatively set for former Superior Court Judge Stanley Young
Former judge Stanley C. Young, Jr., ”Spike” as he was most commonly known, died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 1, 2010 in Reno, leaving the county with a lifelong legacy of both professional and community service. He was 84.
He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Louise, and seven children.
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Loyalton’s co-gen plant re-opens
Sierra Pacific Industries announced last week that it will reopen its Loyalton co-generation plant, now known as a biomass electrical power plant, Jan. 4.
“SPI has resolved contractual issues with its power purchaser, allowing the plant to begin operations in early January,” said plant manager Jim Turner.
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Motorist Advisory of Scales Road Landslide
Plumas National Forest Press Release1/11/2010
Forest Service (FS) personnel placed gates and signs on FS Road 20N35, known locally as the Scales Road, to alert motorists about a closure, however, they have been illegally removed. Travel on the road is not allowed due to a hazardous landslide. The road closure is located about 1.5 miles southeast of the Strawberry Guard Station, in legal location T20N, R8E, Section 22 (northeast corner).
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H1N1 nasal mist vaccine recalled
MedImmune released a letter Dec. 22 to vaccine providers that the potency of 13 lots of 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine had decreased below a pre-specified limit or were at risk of falling below that limit in the next week.
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