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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

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.

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Extravaganza headed this way

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/14/2010

It will rain in Blairsden the weekend of Aug. 20 -21. It will rain at 8 p.m. Friday evening. It will rain at 4 p.m. Saturday as well and again at 8.

It will flash lightning and thunder will roar. The sound of wind will add to the mix and rain will be heard pelting the roof. There will be a full-scale thunderstorm with all of its drama and majesty, but the storm will be a very local affair, and no one need worry about lightning strikes or wildfire.

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Fire fighters make progress on fires

Feather Publishing
8/17/2010
8:00 a.m. Update

The four fires that make up the Caribou Complex on the Plumas National Forest are now 100% contained. The fires burned a total of 95 acres.

Traffic control on Hwy 70 in the Feather River Canyon will be in place at the beginning and ending of the day shift due to suppression equipment and personnel in roadway. Delays will be minimal.

This will be the last update on these fires.

 
 
8/16/2010
5:30 a.m. Update
 

Fire activity was minimal over-night.  Crews will continue to improve fire lines and mop up today.

Today, the overall containment for all four fires is 95%.  Full containment is expected tomorrow, August 17.   

Firefighting resources for today includes:  2 helicopters,  16 engines, and 4 Hotshot Type 1 crews, 4 Type 2 hand crews, and 3 water tenders.  Release of some firefighting resources will also begin today. 

Hwy 70 is open with one-way traffic controls and a pilot car escort for a short one-mile stretch of highway where fire equipment will be working.  Motorists should expect brief delays.  Please use caution when driving through the fire area. 

 

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Home invasion suspect is apprehended in Graeagle

8/12/2010

11:00 a.m. Update
Sheriff Greg Hagwood has announced that the manhunt for a male suspect in Graeagle has ended. Jacob Boss, 25 of Washoe County is in custody. This ends what started as a home invasion in Reno and a high speed chase to Graeagle by three individuals. The two female suspects were arrested earlier this morning. According to the Sheriff, Boss was apprehended minutes ago. The emergency notification system was activated this morning for Graeagle, individuals not receiving a call should notify the CAOs office at 283-6315.
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10:30 Update
Exclusive interview by cell phone with Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood from the scene:

He reports the incident began with a burglary at an unoccupied home in Washoe County. When the burglars realized that law enforcement had surrounded the home, they hot wired a 2009 Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang in the garage and crashed through the garage door, nearly striking law enforcement personnel. Hagwood called the action "desperate' and said it indicated a real "propensity for violence."

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