Highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park now open
June 4, 2012
Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced last week that the highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park would open for through traffic as of Friday, June 1.
“We are happy to have this major access to Lassen Volcanic National Park opened now that summer has arrived,” said Koontz. “This year’s road opening operations progressed more quickly compared to last year’s mid-July opening primarily because of the light snowfall this past winter.”
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Three people injured in dog attack
Three people were hospitalized, two with serious injuries, after being attacked by a dog Friday afternoon in Chester.
The victims’ identities were not available at press time. One of the victims was the owner of the dog, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy responded to a call for “a dog bite” about 4 p.m. Sgt. Ian James arrived at the scene and found three people with injuries.
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Rare plant ‘treasure hunt’ offered by California Native Plant Society
The California Native Plant Society is hosting a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt weekend June 9 and 10 at several botanical hotspots in the Plumas National Forest near Quincy. Beginning and experienced botanists are welcome and will spend time searching for rare plants, geo-caching and photographing/documenting discoveries.
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Plumas National Forest celebrates Get Outdoors Day
National Get Outdoors Day is June 9 and Plumas National Forest Supervisor Earl Ford is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in some of the outstanding recreation opportunities in the national forest. “I encourage and invite our neighbors and community to get out and enjoy their public lands. Take some time and enjoy a healthy and active family outing by picnicking, hiking, fishing or camping, or consider participating in the volunteer trail workday.”
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Loretz sentenced to state prison for burglaries
A convicted burglar who was captured after a nationwide manhunt was sentenced to 30 months in state prison last week.
Former Graeagle resident Rebecca Victoria Loretz, 38, was sentenced Tuesday, May 22, by Judge Carl F. Bryan in Plumas County Superior Court.
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PG&E projects Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake water levels to be higher than average
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently announced that Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake are anticipated to be at higher than normal levels due to above-average precipitation in the early spring and last year’s abundant snowmelt.
PG&E announced the lake level projections at the 2105 Lake Level Committee meeting in Chester, which is held in most years to review and discuss PG&E’s planned water operations for Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake for the remainder of the year. The committee name refers to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) project No. 2105, which is the license number for PG&E’s Upper North Fork Feather River hydroelectric project.
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