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Railroad Days rolls into town this weekend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/15/2012

The 30th annual Railroad Days celebration kicks off this Friday at 4 p.m. and organizers say they are ready.

“It’s pretty much done,” said organizer Patricia Ryan, who, along with her husband, Rich McLaughlin, stepped in to run this year’s event.

They and a core group of individuals have been meeting weekly and working intensely to ensure the future of Railroad Days.

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Book signing and Wine Walk canceled

Feather Publishing
8/14/2012

The Old Town Chester Wine Walk event, scheduled for this Friday, August 17, has been cancelled due to the greater issues related to the fire in our area.

Books and Beyond in Chester has also canceled a book signing scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, because of fire conditions and advisory evacuations in the area.

Neurologist Dr. Jeff Lobosky was set to discuss his recently published book, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure.”

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Four vie for three City Council seats

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/15/2012

 

Three incumbents are seeking to retain their positions on the Portola City Council, but a challenger hopes to unseat one of them.

Restaurant manager Michelle Gault is challenging councilmen John Larrieu, Phil Oels and William Weaver, whose terms all expire in November. Earlier this year, Gault was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Plumas County supervisor.

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Grand Jury commends city staff, raps council

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/15/2012

The 2012-13 Plumas County Grand Jury report is out, and the city of Portola received mixed reviews.

The Grand Jury applauded the city staff and wrote, “They are to be commended for a job well done even under adverse circumstances,” but the City Council didn’t fare as well.

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