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Man accused of murdering Greenville woman

Greenville-murder
Lauren Lindskog Allen
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
12/3/2014 - Update

A Plumas County man was arrested just after midnight Tuesday on a charge of murder in the death of 51-year-old Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen.

William Leo Altes III was arrested at a rest stop on Interstate 5 near Willows. Altes, 44, is a longtime county resident who has moved frequently and reportedly lived in his car at various times.

He was arrested following a short manhunt just hours after Allen was found dead.

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Railroad crossing at Round Valley Road to close for two days

Feather Publishing
12/2/2014

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway inspectors have identified a track condition that requires crews to realign a curve in Greenville as soon as possible. The crossing at Round Valley Road will be closed temporarily. The crossing will be removed Dec. 3 and returned to service late in the afternoon on Dec. 4.
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Large propane tank ruptures in Quincy

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 A fireman from the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department cautiously approaches a downed propane tank after it fell off the back of a truck on Highway 70 in East Quincy. 
Feather Publishing
12/1/2014
1:22 p.m. update: Highway 70 is now open and all evacuations have been lifted.
 
Original post: Highway 70 is closed in both directions between Quincy Junction Road and Mill Creek Road in Quincy due to a ruptured propane tank.

The area has been sealed off and residents and businesses are being evacuated. The evacuation includes the Plumas Charter School.

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Feather River Inn development stalled by unprecedented fire district annexation fees

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Developers working to restore and reopen the historic Feather River Inn are balking at the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for a $250,000 annexation fee. File photo
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
12/1/2014

    Schomac Group Inc. developers working to restore and reopen the historic Feather River Inn, located along Highway 70 in Blairsden, say they’re stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for a “$250,000 cash, up-front” buy-in annexation fee.

    They’re also baffled by what they called GFPD’s “lack of a reasonable explanation” and “bully tactics” regarding the fee, on top of additional annual charges, for fire protection within the district’s sphere of influence.

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Meadow Valley couple preserves history while creating new gathering place

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In its heyday, the Meadow Valley Store shines as the place to go for groceries, gas and mail. The building was originally constructed in 1917 and served generations of Meadow Valley residents. Photo courtesy Donna McElroy
James Wilson
Staff Writer
11/30/2014

For years the old Meadow Valley Store, built in 1917, sat boarded up and rotting away on the corner of Bucks Lake Road and Silver Creek Road. It was hard to imagine the dilapidated building was once a thriving business and community hub.

These days, it’s not hard to imagine at all. Michelle Fulton bought the building in 2011 and has since put in countless hours freshening it up. Calling it the Meadow Valley Social Club, Fulton transformed the old building into a community meeting place open to all in Meadow Valley.

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