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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.

-Headline News

Lassen plans for year-long centennial celebration

Debra Moore
Staff Writer


Plans are already underway for the 2016 centennial celebration for Lassen Volcanic National Park and the National Park Service.

Lassen Park Superintendent Darlene Koontz appeared before the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 4 to discuss the celebration and share other information about the park, including the impact it has on the surrounding area.

Read more: Lassen plans for year-long centennial celebration


Early history of Indian Valley revealed

Crescent Mills is one of the dominant communities in Indian Valley. In the late 1800s it rivaled Greenville in size and was considered the largest town in the county. Photo courtesy Cy Hall Memorial Museum
Samantha P. Hawthorne

Staff Writer

Although Indian Valley is currently small in population, it is rich in history and was for some time known as the largest community in Plumas County.

Over the last 1-1/2 centuries, numerous communities were born within the valley borders. Before the towns were established, however, the area was home to the Mountain Maidu, and before that it was nothing but a large body of water.

Read more: Early history of Indian Valley revealed


Quincy S Club wants your vote

Feather Publishing

The Quincy High School S club is organizing an event for National Fire Protection Association Community Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 3 and hopes to reduce fuel around elderly/disabled properties in Quincy.

Read more: Quincy S Club wants your vote


Feed a bear, pay a fine

This bear helps himself to a little birdseed on the deck of a Lake Almanor home. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends only providing birdfeeders from November through March and hanging them so that they are inaccessible to bears. Photos submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer


Fish and Game Commission warns of impending danger

It’s being described as a perfect storm.

A surging bear population, budget cuts for trappers and drought conditions are leading local and state wildlife experts to predict danger.

“We are trying to do a pre-emptive strike,” Ron Horton told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during its March 4 meeting.

Read more: Feed a bear, pay a fine


Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award

Feather Publishing

The Feather River Land Trust’s Learning Landscapes program received an award for innovation and excellence in nature-based education at the statewide California Council of Land Trusts annual conference.

Read more: Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award


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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...


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:...

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