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SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/17/2012

Sierra Pacific Industries has agreed to pay the federal government about $122 million for damages caused by the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

The settlement, believed to be the largest amount ever recovered by the U.S. government for damages caused by a forest fire, was announced by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 17.

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Foundation awards Plumas-Eureka grant

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/18/2012

A $15,000 grant from the California State Parks Foundation will help the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association meet its $70,000 commitment to keep the park open for two years.

“This is really good news,” said the association’s vice president, Lyn Nafzgar. She said that the association had applied for $35,000 (its annual commitment) and received nearly half of its request. She is hopeful that a similar amount could be awarded next year.

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Enter the 30th annual Portola Railroad Days Golden Spike Parade

Feather Publishing
7/18/2012

Organizers are inviting everyone to join in the 30th annual Portola Railroad Days community celebration and walk, ride, bike or dance through the Golden Spike Parade Saturday, Aug. 18.

Every entry goes home with a ribbon, and a $100 cash award and trophy will be presented to the overall best entry, which will be judged on creativity, uniqueness and enthusiasm.

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