Wind-whipped fire claims two Chester homes
M. Kate West
Chester skies were ablaze in the dark hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, after a garage fire at 259 First Ave. quickly spread next door to the residence at 265 First Ave. By the time it was over, the fire had left two families homeless.
“Chester Fire Rescue received the call at 1:28 a.m. and when I arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. the two structures were pretty well involved. The winds were also whipping the fire toward a third residence at 271 First Ave.,” Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said.
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The holiday season is one of giving and receiving
Below are the Plumas County programs offering help to families and ways donors can provide their neighbors with some holiday cheer.
Far Northern Regional Center’s Holidays are for Caring
The program provides gifts to selected individuals with developmental disabilities who may not receive any gifts.
In addition to cash donations to buy, wrap and deliver gifts, the organization has a fundraising quilt drawing.
For more information, to donate or purchase a drawing ticket, contact Kay Cullis at 221-9524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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County approves mandatory recycling pilot program
Residents in Feather River Disposal’s service area, not including Quincy, Chester and La Porte, could soon have curbside recycling service.
But that service would come with two conditions: It would be mandatory. And it wouldn’t be free.
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Greenville clinic a bright light for EPHC
The Greenville clinic is one bright spot in an otherwise dim financial picture at Eastern Plumas Health Care according to a report to board directors when they met in Indian Valley earlier this month.
By itself, the clinic is breaking even, Chief Financial Officer Jeri Nelson said. “It’s holding its own.”
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High winds cause power outages
12/2/2011 - 3:30 p.m. Update - PG&E reports that power has been restored to all areas in Northern California.
12/2/2011 - 6:00 a.m. - The Northstate has been spared the extensive power outages experienced in Southern California, but we have not esccaped entirely. Many Plumas and Lassen County residents are still without power this morning and its being blamed on this wind. PG&E reports 380 outages total in the Northstate. 229 of them are in Plumas County near Bucks Lake and Quincy. 125 of them are in the Mineral/Mill Creek area east of Red Bluff. The rest of them are single customers without power.
The power outages were caused by high winds and are expected to be repaired by later this afternoon.
The high winds are expected to diminish somewhat today.
College to settle players’ lawsuit
Board president Bill Elliott reported Nov. 17 that the Feather River Community College District Board of Trustees voted in closed session to authorize college president and superintendent Ron Taylor to settle the lawsuit Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed against the college Jan. 25. Individually named defendants include Athletic Director Merle Trueblood, head football coach James Johnson and assistant coach Josh White.
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