SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire
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
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
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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New Spanish Creek Bridge opens
Members of the Feather River Model A Club drive across the new Spanish Creek Bridge moments after a ribbon cutting dedication ceremony Monday, July 16. Model A’s were the first cars to drive across the original Spanish Creek Bridge in 1932, so it was fitting for them to commemorate the completion of the new bridge in similar fashion. For more on the ceremony, see next week’s newspaper. Photo by Laura Beaton
Old-fashioned social set for historic Jonesville Hotel
To celebrate the completion of phase one of the Jonesville Hotel preservation, Jonesville Cabin Owners Inc. is inviting history buffs to the hotel grounds for an old-fashioned social Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Jonesville is located in Butte County, five miles from Butte Meadows.
The guest of honor is Barbara Greene Maggi, a descendant of Nick and Cassie Stephens, who ran the hotel from 1906 to 1919. Featured are a bluegrass band, historical entertainment, ice cream sundaes, a silent auction and carriage rides.
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