M3.8 aftershock felt in Plumas County Sunday morning
The US Geological Survey has lowered the intensity of the earthquake to M3.8.
Original post 6:30 a.m. - A M4.1 earthquake was felt at 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties. The epicenter was in a similar location as the quake last Wednesday, this time it was nine miles SSE from Whitehawk, CA (39.604°N, 120.473°W), with a depth of 8.7 miles. This again puts the epicenter in Sierra County.
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Plumas County applies for new jail grant
It might be considered a long shot, but Plumas County could get a new state-of-the-art $20 million jail for $1 million.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood outlined the possibility for the Board of Supervisors during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Read more: Plumas County applies for new jail grant
Public meeting on proposed Quincy courthouse Nov. 1
A public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, will provide an update on the current status of the new Quincy courthouse project and potential sites. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear about the status of the statewide courthouse construction program in light of the state’s budget, progress on site selection for the new Quincy courthouse, and planned next steps.
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Plumas, Sierra and Lassen County residents feel M4.7 earthquake
5:00 p.m. update
The M4.7 earthquake was followed by at least nine small aftershocks throughout Thursday morning, ranging in size from M1.1 to M2.5, with the last one occuring at 8:24 a.m.
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Chester man arrested for luring Susanville child via text messages
After a month-long investigation, the Susanville Police Department (SPD) with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested 32-year-old Chester resident Larry Ronald Gorbet Jr. Oct. 20.
Read more: Chester man arrested for luring Susanville child via text messages
County to furlough employees
With union negotiations at an impasse, financially struggling Plumas County has decided to furlough its employees.
At its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, the county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt furloughs for all county employees, with the exception of those in the sheriff’s office.
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