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Groups aim to put Portola back on the map in time for Reno ‘gold rush’

“You got Tesla, you got Amazon coming in. Start advertising. I’m talking about people moving here.”

Sharon Castaneda
Grizzly Lake Community Services District Director
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
12/24/2014

With big plans on the horizon to put Portola “on the map as a great place to live, work and play,” the City Council approved a payment to Big Fish Creations during its meeting Dec. 10. The sum of approximately $2,700 will go toward developing a promotional website and 2,500 single-piece rack cards for marketing purposes.

“It’s about opportunity and getting ahead of the Reno gold rush coming in,” said Big Fish marketing manager Patty Clawson. “This is an awareness campaign. It’s designed to communicate Portola’s recreational activities, current opportunities and upcoming potential.” Add a comment

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Cromberg couple found dead near Oroville

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
12/23/2014


Friends and co-workers were overcome with shock and grief this week after two Plumas County employees were found dead Saturday afternoon in the foothills near Oroville.

The bodies of Mike and Olga Kroencke, of Cromberg, were discovered by Butte County sheriff’s deputies about 2 p.m. Deputies were searching the Berry Creek area after relatives reported at 10:30 a.m. that the Kroenckes were late in arriving.

According to reports, the deaths are considered suspicious. Deputies reportedly found the bodies inside a car. Add a comment

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Three snowplows, CHP vehicle damaged during chase

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One of three Caltrans snowplows damaged during a late-night chase sits on the side of the road near the Greenville Wye just after midnight Friday, Dec. 12. Photos courtesy California Highway Patrol
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
12/22/2014

 

It started with a good Samaritan trying to help a motorist stuck in the snow.

It ended more than two hours later with a man facing multiple felony charges for wrecking three Caltrans snowplows and a California Highway Patrol vehicle.

The incident began during a heavy snowstorm about 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, on Highway 36 just east of the Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance.

That’s when the driver of a Caltrans snowplow stopped to help the driver of a truck that had spun out on the highway.

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Three community services district directors resign

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
12/21/2014

The board of directors looked a little lean walking in to the Dec. 10 meeting of the Indian Valley Community Services District. With only three directors present, the resignation letters of Mike Yost and Blake Shelters were read early in the meeting.

Jane Braxton Little later resigned from her seat on the board, reading her own letter during the directors’ report section.
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Fire district explains Feather River Inn annexation situation

Feather Publishing
12/20/2014
 
Editor’s note: Following is a letter submitted to Feather Publishing by the Graeagle Fire Protection District board of directors in response to the newspaper’s Nov. 26 story regarding the district’s annexation process with the Feather River Inn development.

A recent article in the Portola Reporter was critical of the Graeagle Fire Protection District (GFPD) Board of Directors regarding the process for annexing the Feather River Inn (FRI) into the GFPD. The article did not provide important details of the annexation process and presented an inaccurate and incomplete history of the FRI annexation process. The GFPD board was not given the opportunity to provide this information for the article; therefore, we are writing this letter to inform the GFPD residents of the facts surrounding the FRI annexation. Add a comment

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