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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Rideathon seeks funds

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/22/2012
The 18th annual rideathon fundraiser for Horses Unlimited Incorporated (HUI) occurs Aug. 25 in Sloat. All riders must wear helmets and boots.

HUI, based in Cromberg, is part of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). The nonprofit group’s goal is “Ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies.”

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Governor declares state of emergency

Feather Publishing
8/23/2012
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Plumas, Shasta and Tehama Counties following recent wildfires that have destroyed residences, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused evacuations and road closures.

The Ponderosa Fire burning in Tehama and Shasta Counties was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning as more than 2,400 firefighters were on the fire lines.  69 structures have been destroyed.

The Chips Fire in Plumas County has been burning since July 29.  The fire is over 63,000 acres and just 40 percent contained.

 

 

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Fraud investigation under way at services district

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
8/21/2012

Financial irregularities found at Indian Valley Community Services District have sparked an investigation, both internal and criminal.

Plumas County District Attorney Dave Hollister said his office was contacted and is conducting an investigation into possible fraud, which occurred in the past.

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Chips evacuations upgraded; Prattville now under mandatory evacuation

Feather Publishing
8/20/2012
9:00 p.m. update

The Plumas County Sheriff's Department has upgraded the evacuation notice for the Chips Fire.

Prattville is now under mandatory evacuation.

A Voluntary Evacuation is in place for Almanor.

An Advisory is in effect to all West Almanor and East Shore residents (Hwy. 147) advising of the potential threat of the fire to the areas.

Highway 89 is open at this time.

Click here to read the Sheriff's Department evacuation notice.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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Power outage in Chester/Lake Almanor area

Feather Publishing
8/19/2012

PG&E is reporting a power outage in the Chester/Lake Almanor area.  The outage effects 1,678 customers.  The outage was caused by an interruption to a main transmission lines or substations causing widespread outage.  Repair crews are on the site and estimate that power will be restored around 2:00 p.m. today.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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