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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Rock slide cleared; Highway 70 now open

Feather Publishing
4/3/2010 9:15 a.m Update

 The rock slide has been cleared and Highway 70 in the Feather RiverCanyon is now open.

4/3/2010 5:45 a.m Update

 Highway 70 remains closed due to a rockslide.  Mortorists are advised to use an alternate route.

 
4/2/2010  4:40 p.m.
A rock-slide has closed the Feather River Canyon for through traffic. The slide is located just west of the county line near the tunnels and is blocking both lanes and the shoulder.

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Posch Scheduled for Possible Plea

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/31/2010


High Desert State Prison Sergeant Todd Posch’s next court appearance is scheduled for a possible plea Tuesday, April 20.

Plumas County District Attorney Jeff Cunan reported after a Tuesday, March 30, pretrial conference the only offer made to the defendant was to plea as charged to two counts of filing a false police report.

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Plumas Bank changes leadership

Feather Publishing
3/30/2010

Plumas Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of Plumas Bank, announced the separation of employment of Douglas N. Biddle effective March 26. Biddle had formerly been the company’s president and chief executive officer.

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Hospital board poised to set election

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
3/31/2010


    County Clerk Kathy Williams has confirmed that her office has counted the signatures and certified the petition for the “Tax Limitation Initiative” that would cap the tax to pay for Plumas District Hospital’s new building at $50 per $100,000 of assessed home value. 

Read more: Hospital board poised to set election

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Electric companies come to agreement

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
3/31/2010


    Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, Plumas and Sierra counties, the city of Portola and the city of Loyalton withdrew protests filed with the California Public Utilities Commission when a settlement agreement was reached with Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba Nevada Energy, but for the purposes of this article called Sierra Pacific) and California Pacific Electric Co., LLC (CalPeco), buyer of Sierra Pacific’s California holdings.

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Almanor basin gains disaster relief equipment

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
3/31/2010


    Emergency Services Manager Charles McCaul of the Three River Chapter and Shasta Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the delivery of an emergency service vehicle to the Lake Almanor Basin, March 25.
    “On this date, volunteers Linda White, Tom Fisher and Pat Clark of the Almanor branch of the Three Rivers Chapter picked up the ERV from the Yuba City headquarters and brought it to Chester, where it will be staged,” he said.

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