Ranchers fit to be tied over watermaster fees
Indian Valley Editor
The mounting frustration level of area ranchers is almost tangible, like smoke from a fire.
They and other water rights holders are in a fix with the increased state watermaster fees, which for most will rise by more than 400 percent.
The fees will be on the property tax bills this December.
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Lightning sparks 3 fires on the Plumas National Forest
Saturday afternoon lightning started three small fires on the Plumas National Forest. One of the fires was near Little Grass Valley Reservoir, one near Feather River College, and the other on the north side of Spanish Creek. All of the fires are contained.
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Stop and Remember event this Sunday
On Sunday, Sept. 11, fire departments nationwide will be sounding sirens and ringing fire bells in honor of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Plumas County fire departments will be gathering to participate in this memorial and sounding the alarm at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
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Second Portola fire stopped
Portola has been plagued with fires these past two weeks, fires set by humans, whether intentionally or by accident. The old Western Pacific Hospital burned to the ground last Wednesday at 1 a.m. and the following morning, at about the same time, another fire was spotted in a small grove of five or six trees below Feather River Middle School and along the fence at the electrical substation on Gulling Street.
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Woman charged with arson after blaze destroys three Portola homes
A woman is in custody on charges of arson after three Portola homes were destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1.
According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in at 12:50 p.m. reporting a home at 65 West Magnolia was fully engulfed in fire.
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Steffanic reports fair attendance up
Fair manager John Steffanic told directors Wednesday, Aug. 31, that the 2011 Plumas-Sierra County Fair generated $113,849 — about one-third of the year’s total revenue.
Steffanic reported an increase of 1,225 in paid attendance over 2010. The system also reflected a huge decrease in unpaid attendance.
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