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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

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Rainbow over American Valley

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This rainbow graces American Valley just outside of Quincy during a break in the much needed rain showers on Tuesday afternoon.
Photo By Susan Brown.

Board insists lucrative contracts be put out to bid

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Plumas County supervisors want contracts pertaining to a water plan, which total more than half a million dollars, to be put out to bid.

The board directed Planning Director Randy Wilson to develop RFQs and RFPs (requests for qualifications and proposals) for assistance in developing the state-required Integrated Watershed Management Plan Update for the upper Feather River watershed.

Read more: Board insists lucrative contracts be put out to bid


Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts

Feather Publishing

The Plumas Audubon Society and Feather River Land Trust will host a public forum addressing forest and fire restoration in Genesee Valley at the Taylorsville Grange on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. People interested in forest and fire management on public and private lands are encouraged to attend.

Read more: Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts


Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau offers scholarships

Feather Publishing

The Plumas-Sierra County Farm Bureau is honored to recognize and award deserving high school graduates and college students pursuing their education goals with scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Applications are due May 1 and are available by calling 993-4550 or 993-4097, by requesting online at haythere@psln.com or at local high schools.

Read more: Plumas-Sierra Farm Bureau offers scholarships


Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

The Feather River Blue Star Moms, a support organization that serves active duty troops and veterans in Plumas and Lassen counties, has begun its annual donation drive to send overseas troops Easter care packages.

A list of urgently required items are jerky, socks, trail mix, dried fruit, individual powdered drink mixes and protein bars.

Read more: Blue Stars preparing to send Easter packages to the troops


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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
  Fore! That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across...


California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

Carrie Wilson California Department of Fish and Wildlife   Fish and wildlife regulations don’t always keep up with latest technology Hunting with pellet rifles Question:...


Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo...

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