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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

-Headline News

Bridge repairs dominate county road projects

Debra Moore
Staff Writer


The Plumas County Public Works Department plans to undertake $38.5 million worth of road and bridge projects through 2019.

Public Works Director Bob Perreault presented a list of projects during the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Feb. 4.

In addition to the county projects, state and federal projects are also planned totaling $36.7 million.

Read more: Bridge repairs dominate county road projects


Owner hopes that historic Feather River Inn will reopen in 2015

Feather River Inn project still alive

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer

The Feather River Inn, built in 1915, boasts a history as a mountain retreat for the wealthy and elite. The historical three-story building has been passed from owner to owner, and currently belongs to Mike Schoff, the former owner of the Schomac Group Inc., who plans on renovating the resort. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum

Along Highway 70, west of Graeagle, lies a sleepy-looking European-style chalet. The grand historic building is nestled beyond a small executive golf course and a few unfinished cottages. 

It looks out of place and unresolved under the cover of the tall pines, and it leaves passersby with a lingering question — what is happening with the Feather River Inn? 

Read more: Owner hopes that historic Feather River Inn will reopen in 2015


Plumas Arts brings winter dances to Chester

Roxanne Valladao
Plumas Arts

Plumas Arts is pleased to be working with a group of Lake Almanor Basin community members to try out some new programming this winter season.

Two dances are planned in the coming months in hopes of giving folks something fun to do to encourage everyone to get out of the house and get together with friends and neighbors.

The first will be a family barn dance featuring contra dancing Feb. 22, at Chester Elementary School.

Read more: Plumas Arts brings winter dances to Chester


Is it chilly enough for the Chilly Chili Cookoff?

Chamber update
Lake Almanor area Chamber
Linda Pohler, President
It’s nearly here, the Chilly Chili Cookoff, Feb. 15. Have you signed up yet? Don’t miss out for what’s sure to be a great time — woot woot — to date we have 13 teams! 

Read more: Is it chilly enough for the Chilly Chili Cookoff?


Feather River Canyon reopens following rock slide

Feather Publishing
5:30 a.m.

State Route 70 has reopened following a closure due to a rock slide near the Storrie Bridge in the Feather River Canyon, Plumas County, CA.

This slide is located 27 miles south of the Greenville Wye (junction of Highways 70 and 89.)

The Feather River Canyon route was closed off and on in various locations all weekend during heavy rain storms.

Motorists are advised to watch for large rocks in the roadway and call 1-800-427-ROAD or check the Caltrans Highway Information Network before traveling.


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