Feds settle with Sierra Pacific in Moonlight suit
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.
The federal government has settled its suit against Sierra Pacific Industries over who started the 2007 Moonlight Fire, sources reported Thursday, July 5.
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Quincy restaurateur remains jailed on sex charge
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.
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Local tax measures to appear on November ballot
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.
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Entire CPUD board served with recall notices, general manager to retire
M. Kate West
It was fairly obvious that something was afoot at the June 25 Chester Public Utility District meeting. The first clue: there were members of the public present. As a rule, no one other than the district’s engineer, attorney or the press is in attendance.
Read more: Entire CPUD board served with recall notices, general manager to retire
Committee OKs some, but not all, watershed projects
Indian Valley Editor
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.
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