Suction dredge miners got a reprieve when Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have de-funded the court-ordered environmental plan needed before the practice could potentially resume.
Budget language passed by both state houses in May would have extended the current moratorium on the practice for five years, or until the Department of Fish and Game could come up with a plan to mitigate all the environmental impacts and a way to pay for program costs, estimated to be at least $2 million a year, a figure mining advocates dispute.
The 2010-11 Plumas County grand jury devoted the bulk of its 16-page report to investigative findings and recommendations for the Plumas County Board of Education and Plumas Unified School District. A copy of the report is available as a supplement in this week’s paper.
The 15-member civil panel reviews various aspects of county government to ensure accountability or in response to citizens’ complaints.
In addition to schools, this year’s jury selected the probation department, sheriff’s office and county projects funded with federal stimulus money.
Wold Amusements returns to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair this year with an array of thrill and kiddie rides Aug. 10 – 14.
The carnival opens daily at noon, except Wednesday, when it opens at 4 p.m.
Wold Amusements and the fair have declared Wednesday “Buddy Day.” Riders may purchase two unlimited ride bracelets for $20.
An investigation into the July 2 shooting death of Susanville resident Rory McGuire, 20, has yet to find evidence that he or the five other men in his car were armed.
Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, Nev., faces eight felony counts, including murder, after he admitted opening fire on the Susanville men during a car chase.
The Reno, Nev., man charged in the death of 20-year-old Susanville man Rory C. McGuire was arraigned in Plumas County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Judge Ira Kaufman set a preliminary trial date for July 18 at 10 a.m. for Gregory Wallin-Reed, 36.
Reed is charged with killing McGuire following a car chase late Saturday night on the Janesville grade near Antelope Lake.
Wallin-Reed is accused of shooting at a car containing McGuire and five other men.
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