State awards $2.6 million grant to Sierra Institute for biomass heat and power project
The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy.
“I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a network of small biomass plants throughout the county that would provide heat and power to local entities.
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Public weighs in on proposed Bucks Lake trail
Four months after the Plumas County Board of Supervisors heard arguments for and against proposed trails at Bucks Lake, they heard many of the same pros and cons again.
Cabin owners and recreation enthusiasts packed the boardroom March 10, just as many had during the last go around Nov. 12, 2014.
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March 26 deadline looms for public comment on GWC rate hike
Graeagle Water Co. customers have until March 26 to weigh in on a proposed 40 percent rate hike that will generate $179,133 in added revenue for the private utility.
The recommendation (Proposed Resolution W-5027) is scheduled to be on the California Public Utilities Commission’s April 9 agenda for its meeting in San Francisco. At that time, the CPUC may choose to act on the resolution, postpone it or change it.
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Road and bridge construction ahead
Bridges and roadways dominated much of the discussion during the Plumas Board of Supervisors March 10 meeting.
Public Works Director Bob Perreault will use $200,000 from the road department contingency fund to purchase a panel truss bridge.
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Truck driver fatally crashes on Highway 89
|Emergency responders labor to remove the body of truck driver Terence Eck from a totaled semi. Eck was killed in the accident. Deputy Phil Shannon reported the mostly likely cause of the incident was excessive speed. Photos by Miriam S. Cody
On Monday morning, just after 5:30 a.m., a logging truck accident on Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Greenville resulted in a fatality.
Terence Eck, 40, of Princeton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At approximately 5:35 a.m., Eck was driving a fully loaded 2014 Kenworth logging truck southbound, just north of Greenville-Wolf Creek Road.
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