Storm leaves fallen trees, power outages in its wake
|Emergency personnel respond to the scene of downed power lines on South Mill Creek Road in Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo by Kevin Mallory
One of the strongest winter storms to hit the region in several years brought much-needed rain and snow last week. But it also caused some problems.
The combination of wind, rain and heavy wet snow toppled trees and downed power lines, leaving many residents without power Thursday night and Friday.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported nearly 2,000 customers lost power because of the weather. Power was restored to most homes and businesses by late Friday night. However, some homes in the greater Quincy and Indian Valley areas didn’t get power until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees.
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New screen for theatre goes missing
“How in the world you could ‘lose’ something that is 28 feet long and weighs 600 pounds defies reason,” said a frustrated Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, last Tuesday morning.
Valladao was expecting the delivery of the new screen for the Town Hall Theatre later that day, but received word that morning that the screen apparently went missing during transit from Indiana, where it was manufactured.
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State superintendent visits Plumas schools
|The students and teachers at Quincy Elementary School gather to celebrate receiving the California Distinguished Schools Award during a visit from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Dec. 3. Photos by James Wilson
It was a jam-packed morning Dec. 3 for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary and the Indian Valley Academy.
“I’ve got some homework to do,” Torlakson said after completing the tours.
Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help.
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No school in Quincy Tuesday
Feather Publishing just received official word that all PUSD and Plumas Charter schools in Quincy are closed today due to lack of power at two of their facilities, both Quincy High School and Pioneer Campus/Plumas Charter School on Mill Creek Road. Thus, all Quincy area PUSD and Plumas Charter schools have been closed for the day.
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All other schools in Plumas County are open and operating on a normal schedule. Buses may be a little late to stops, due to weather and chain controls in some areas.
This will be updated as we receive more information.
Recall election will cost district thousands
Miriam S. Cody
The financial responsibility will fall solely on the Indian Valley Community Services District when elections are held in response to a recent petition’s approval.
The petition included sufficient signatures to move the process forward to recall three directors to the board. The next step will be an election to ask Indian Valley voters if they want to recall the directors.
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