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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Feds settle with Sierra Pacific in Moonlight suit

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
Updated 7/9/2012

Settlement to include cash and transfer of timberlands

According to a memo from SPI owners Red, George and Mark Emmerson to SPI employees Monday, July 9, the settlement will include cash and a transfer of some timberlands.

In their memo, the Emmersons reassured their employees that the settlement would not affect their jobs or the overall viability of SPI.

The Emmersons said they still believe neither SPI nor its contractors started the fire, but because they could still be found responsible, they decided to settle.


7/6/2012

The federal government has settled its suit against Sierra Pacific Industries over who started the 2007 Moonlight Fire, sources reported Thursday, July 5.

Read more: Feds settle with Sierra Pacific in Moonlight suit

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Quincy restaurateur remains jailed on sex charge

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/9/2012

A prominent Quincy restaurateur has yet to enter a formal plea to a felony count of committing a lewd act on a child.

Patrick Michael Le Coq, owner of Café Le Coq, has been held at the Plumas County Jail since being arrested June 26.

He is expected to enter a “not guilty” plea later this month.

Read more: Quincy restaurateur remains jailed on sex charge

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Local tax measures to appear on November ballot

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
7/6/2012

Plumas County voters will see two local tax measures on their November general election ballots.

The first measure, known as Measure C, would raise the transient occupancy tax (TOT) by 2 percent, from 9 percent to 11 percent. TOT is a bed tax collected by lodging providers.

Read more: Local tax measures to appear on November ballot

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Committee OKs some, but not all, watershed projects

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
7/5/2012

A few but not all current watershed restoration projects were approved by the executive committee of the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management group, Plumas Corporation, Wednesday, June 27, in Quincy.

The modern and cost-effective pond-and-plug method took a beating, and only one project using it was approved, with conditions.

Read more: Committee OKs some, but not all, watershed projects

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