PG&E cautions snowmobilers about debris beneath snow
Snowmobilers are cautioned to avoid riding near power lines, even in areas where power has been restored, due to debris that may be just below the snow surface, Pacific Gas and Electric Company advised.
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Portola butcher retires after 33 years
Diana JorgensonPortola Editor1/27/2010
Soon, a Portola institution, Klein’s Quality Meats, will be no more. After 33 years cutting meat for local residents, Joe Klein will retire at the end of January.
Klein learned the family trade in Germany at the age of 10. After school, he would go to work in the family business that began in 1923.
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SWAT team practices for hostaqe incident
Volunteers from Plumas Bank and the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office helped the Plumas County SWAT Team practice a hostage scenario Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Plumas Bank office in Quincy. For more pictures, see next week’s paper. Photo courtesy of Plumas County Sheriffs Department
Bucks Lake Lodge burns to the ground
Photo by Mary James Mike Taborski Publisher Updated 1/27/2010
While long overdue, but genuinely welcomed by snowmobile and skiing enthusiasts, last week’s heavy Sierra snowfall crippled volunteer firefighters’ efforts to respond to an early morning fire Wednesday, Jan. 20, that completely destroyed historical Bucks Lake Lodge, two outbuildings and the owner’s adjacent cabin residence. No injuries were reported.
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County tests snow loading in Almanor Basin
County of PlumasPress Release 1/27/2010
The Building Department performed roof snow load sampling today in the Almanor Basin. This was done to determine the weight of snow on roofs in the area.
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County prepares for roadwork on Oro-Quincy Highway
Delaine FragnoliManaging Editor1/27/2010
County supervisors took a series of steps Tuesday, Jan. 19, in preparation of roadwork on the Oroville-Quincy Highway that will leave a portion of the byway closed for as long as eight weeks.
The highway, also known as Bucks Lake Road/Big Creek Road or Forest Highway 119, runs from Quincy past Bucks Lake and down to Oroville. The work will take place on Big Creek Road.
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