Voluntary evacuation issued for Canyon Dam
Due to the continued spread of fire to the northeast, the Plumas County Sheriff issued a Voluntary Evacuation Notice for Canyon Dam, Big Meadows, and Rocky Point Campground at 5 PM, August 13, 2012. Please see the Sheriff's Evacuation Order Below.
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Investigation finds deputy shooting justified
Plumas County Sheriffs Deputy Tom Froggatt’s actions on June 19 probably saved several lives.
That was the finding of a seven-week investigation into a violent disturbance at the Evergreen Trailer Park in Quincy. The confrontation ended with Froggatt fatally shooting 36-year-old Quincy resident Dennis Jason Majewski.
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Fire crews respond to a new wildland fire
2:50 p.m. update
The Forest Service has turned around all resources that have not yet arrived at the fire. They are not calling the fire contained yet, but it is apparently knocked down and they are comfortable they can control it and hold it with the resources on the scene. This will be the last update unless conditions change.
2:40 p.m. update
The Forest Service incident comander has cancelled the air tanker suggesting they are getting a handle on this fire which has been named the Willow Fire.
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Plumas-Sierra County Fair Starts Today
Magic of Country Living…..
Usually, magic involves pulling things out of something; a rabbit out of a hat or a pigeon out of a box.
When it comes to Plumas and Sierra Counties, the magic draws things in; visitors to our natural beauty or friends and relatives to visit family. Our theme this year was chosen to draw attention to all the magical things that make our community such an appealing magnet!
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Grand Jury blasts county supervisors
“Oblivious” and “dysfunctional.” Those were two of the words the Plumas County Grand Jury used to criticize the county’s Board of Supervisors in its 2011-12 report.
The report, which is included in its entirety in this issue of Feather Publishing newspapers, blamed the supervisors for having a “lack of vision” in tackling the county’s budget problems.
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