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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Committee working to repair relationship with the CHP

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

Last summer, the relationship between the local California Highway Patrol and the citizens of Plumas County was arguably as bad as it could get.

One year later, two of the men who were at the center of conflict — Quincy Area CHP Commander Bruce Carpenter and Quincy resident Dan Hanna — said things are getting better.

Read more: Committee working to repair relationship with the CHP

Forest Service crews fight wildfire near Sloat‏

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7:30 p.m. update

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

SLOAT - A wildfire that started near Sloat about 4:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26, was about 50 percent contained by 6:40 p.m. thanks to a swift response by fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service.

The blaze, located on a steep hillside in the Poplar Creek area about two miles southwest of Sloat, had burned about five acres by Thursday evening.

According to Plumas National Forest spokesperson Heather Munn, who was at the scene, the first fire crew began fighting the fire at 4:39 p.m. They were soon joined by two air tankers and a helicopter .

"Luckily we were able to respond fast enough to catch the fire where it is right now," Munn said. "Most of the crews were able to be here within an hour (of when the fire was reported)."

Read more: Forest Service crews fight wildfire near Sloat‏

Gold Lake Lodge celebrates 100 years

Debra Moore
Mava and Mac Machomich opened the Gold Lake Lodge in 1912. Standing in front of the dining hall from left are: A.D. Smith, Ted McDonald, Elmer McDonald, Mava Machomich, Mac Machomich and Katherine Smith. This photo is believed to have been taken sometime in the 1920s. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
Staff Writer

One hundred years ago city dwellers arrived at Gold Lake Lodge via train and horse and buggy.

Today they may arrive in an SUV, but their goal is the same — enjoy the outdoors.

Read more: Gold Lake Lodge celebrates 100 years

Search is on for superintendent

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

The Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of directors approved an agreement for assistance in selecting a superintendent July 19.

Education Leadership Services (ELS), based in Oakdale, has been retained to recruit, advertise, complete background checks, conduct surveys and host information forums for community input in regards to the superintendent search.

Read more: Search is on for superintendent

Feds, SPI both claim victory in Moonlight Fire settlement

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

The exact cause of the 2007 Moonlight Fire remains a matter for debate.

The federal government said an investigation found that a Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) contractor started the 65,000-acre fire. Sierra Pacific still insists it was someone else.

Read more: Feds, SPI both claim victory in Moonlight Fire settlement



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