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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Seven injured, one dead in house fire

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

12/22/2011  2:00 p.m.

The fire that injured seven people and killed another in Portola yesterday reignited today around noon. The Portola Fire Department and one Delleker tanker were on the scene, along with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

In other developments, officials say they have recovered remains they
believe to be 73-year-old Donna Richardson. Her identity will have to
be confirmed by dental records or DNA analysis.


12/21/2011
A CalFire investigator said today that the cause of the blaze is
still under investigation. He said he could not even confirm that the
fire started in the laundry room, as earlier reported.

 

HouseFire3One Portola resident is missing and seven are injured following a house fire this morning.

According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the blaze began in the laundry room of a doublewide mobile home at 417 West Plumas Ave. It quickly engulfed the entire structure.

Seven occupants — Todd Barclay, 41, and Carla Barclay, 42, and their five children, ranging in age from 7 to 17 —escaped the fire.

An eighth resident, Donna Richardson, 73, has not been accounted for.

Read more: Seven injured, one dead in house fire

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School closure process begins; Board adopts timeline, appoints committee members

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/21/2011

The Plumas Unified School District governing board formally launched the school closure process at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board created three school consolidation committees and appointed members. The board also adopted a timeline for facility review, considered best practices for school consolidation and heard recommendations from an advisory committee.

Read more: School closure process begins; Board adopts timeline, appoints committee members

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State accuses auto repair shop owner of violations

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/14/2011

The owner of a Quincy auto repair shop is facing possible discipline from the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair has accused Corey’s Automotive & Smog owner Jim Corey of 25 violations stemming from four customer complaints dating back to September 2009.

Read more: State accuses auto repair shop owner of violations

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