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Motorcycle collides with bear

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Mark Morong, 60, of Ojai, is treated by Indian Valley fire rescue volunteer Josh Miille Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a bear on Genesse Road, just south of North Valley Road. Morong was traveling southbound about 45 miles-per-hour when a bear ran out in front of him. Morong was ejected from his 2004 BMW motorcycle and sustained minor injuries to his right arm and shoulder. The dead bear is visible about 20 feet to the left of Morong and Miille. Photo by Alicia Knadler

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Search continues for missing swimmer

 

A search for a swimmer who went missing at Lake Almanor on Saturday evening was still taking place Tuesday afternoon, according to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office.

According to a 911 call, a 25-year-old man was reported missing about 6:40 p.m. Saturday after jumping into the water from a boat about 500 yards from Big Cove.

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California fire tax bills can be disputed, refunded

Aura Whittaker
Staff Writer
9/19/2012
 

  A bill passed along party lines by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in July 2011, established a new annual fire prevention fee for building owners within CalFire jurisdiction, known as the State Responsibility Area (SRA).

Read more: California fire tax bills can be disputed, refunded

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CPUD votes to increase ambulance rates

  When the Chester Public Utility District board of directors met Tuesday, Sept. 11, it opened the public meeting and immediately entered into closed session.

  Upon reconvening the public meeting, acting chairman Gregg Scott advised the audience that the closed session topic regarded work schedule changes requested by fire and ambulance personnel.

Read more: CPUD votes to increase ambulance rates

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Sierra Valley Elk killed in rescue effort

Alicia Knadler

  Sierra Valley ranchers wanted to save the bull elk that was killing their calves and chasing cows, not shoot it.

  Yet after a Wednesday, Sept. 12 rescue gone awry, it died en route to its new home.

Read more: Sierra Valley Elk killed in rescue effort

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