Sheriff reports ‘relatively quiet’ holiday weekend
There were very few problems associated with celebrations and festivities during the long Fourth of July week.
Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said he was impressed by how smoothly everything went. He praised event organizers and said he was pleased by how well the thousands of visitors conducted themselves.
“It was relatively quiet,” Hagwood said. “There were fewer arrests than last year.”
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Mountain lion attacks man in Nevada County
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has confirmed a mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man who was camping northwest of Nevada City. The attack occurred in the early morning hours of July 1.
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East Quincy gets rate hike
Nobody protested the proposed rate hike at the East Quincy Services District (EQSD) protest hearing July 2. The board of directors approved the increase, which ups sewer rates by 3 percent.
A single-family residence currently paying $43.78 will pay an additional $1.31 per month.
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Feds settle with Sierra Pacific in Moonlight suit
Settlement to include cash and transfer of timberlands
According to a memo from SPI owners Red, George and Mark Emmerson to SPI employees Monday, July 9, the settlement will include cash and a transfer of some timberlands.
In their memo, the Emmersons reassured their employees that the settlement would not affect their jobs or the overall viability of SPI.
The Emmersons said they still believe neither SPI nor its contractors started the fire, but because they could still be found responsible, they decided to settle.
The federal government has settled its suit against Sierra Pacific Industries over who started the 2007 Moonlight Fire, sources reported Thursday, July 5.
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Quincy restaurateur remains jailed on sex charge
A prominent Quincy restaurateur has yet to enter a formal plea to a felony count of committing a lewd act on a child.
Patrick Michael Le Coq, owner of Café Le Coq, has been held at the Plumas County Jail since being arrested June 26.
He is expected to enter a “not guilty” plea later this month.
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