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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Forest Service responds to local lightning caused fires

Feather Publishing

As of 11:00 am, four small fires have occurred as a result of the 300 plus lightning strikes that hit the central/eastern Plumas NF yesterday afternoon and evening. The majority of the fires were less than a ¼ acre and were quickly contained. Precipitation was also scattered across the area.

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Rec and Tech aims for the public

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer

The concept of Lost Sierra Rec and Tech can be a muddled one for the people of Plumas County. When they hear the phrase “rec and tech,” they often think it means high-speed Internet access at their home and nothing more.

That’s what John Steffanic, owner of Sierra Promotions and the public relations coordinator for Rec and Tech, said at a meeting of the minds at work on the project July 10.

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High Sierra boosts local economy - Attendees eat, drink and buy flip-flops

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
Customers sipping coffee and tucking into plates of bacon and eggs spilled out onto the street in front of Patti’s Thunder — a scene duplicated just a couple of blocks away in front of Pangaea and the Courthouse Café.

It was Monday morning, July 7, the day after the conclusion of the four-day High Sierra Music Festival. Cars lined Main Street as festivalgoers made one last stop before heading home, leaving in their wake tired business owners with full cash registers.

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Tickets available for annual beef feed

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer

Beef is what’s for dinner July 20 in the Portola City Park. Hosted by the Portola Volunteer Fire Department, the annual Barbecue Beef Feed will bring good food and a good time for the people of Portola.

From 5 to 8 p.m., the department will serve as much top sirloin, salad, breadsticks and beans as a person can eat. There will also be a cotton candy machine to provide dessert.

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