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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

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Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

Sam Williams
News Editor
3/30/2011

 

Lassen and Plumas county residents as well as large users and governmental agencies could enjoy improved Internet and cable television service

“A major goal of the project is to create jobs and boost the economy by allowing existing businesses to expand while attracting new businesses to the region … We believe that access to affordable broadband is a crucial component to arresting the loss of jobs and population in the region.”
Bob Marshall, General Manager, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

once the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative installs a new fiber optic cable system. And hopefully, the new system should also contribute to the local economy by providing more jobs.

Plumas-Sierra’s General Manager Bob Marshall appeared at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 22 meeting to provide information on the project to the supervisors.

“We are a true electric co-op,” Marshall told the board, “which means we don’t just supply power, we’re dedicated to the quality of life of our member owners, and part of that is economic development.”

Read more: Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

 

Utility cautions customers about power lines

Feather Publishing
3/28/2011

Snowfall has been very heavy throughout our service area, and the rising snowpack has created situations where cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and hikers may come into close contact with high-voltage power lines.

Normally these lines are at least 25-30 feet above the ground.

Read more: Utility cautions customers about power lines

 

Park district planning best uses of new property

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/27/2011

A small group of community members braved the rain to meet with staff and a board member of the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District last Tuesday to help plan the district’s future.

Thanks to two recent acquisitions, the park district has more than doubled the size of Pioneer Park in East Quincy, and officials are ready to hear ideas from the public about how to use the land.

Read more: Park district planning best uses of new property

 

Good news in the weather forecast. Really?

Feather Publishing
3/26/2011

Sure it is snowing this morning.  Yes there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect.  (See the Plumas News.com Weather page for details.) And it is true that several Plumas County neighborhoods are still without electricity as a result of the current round of storms.

But there just may be a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel according to our weather expert Chris Fontana, aka The Old Forecaster.  Chris contributes to our weather page daily with his expert insite into the weather forecast and  what makes our local weather tick.  Chris offers us this hopeful outlook for some actual Spring-like weather starting early this coming week:

Read more: Good news in the weather forecast. Really?

 

Fair U entry education class rescheduled

Feather Publishing
3/25/2011

Entering something in the fair is the backbone of the fair tradition. Whether it’s an animal, homemade jelly, a potato you grew or a photograph you’ve taken, the fair is the place to show what you’ve made, raised or grown. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair invites you to make an entry in the 2011 event, Aug. 10 – 14.

Read more: Fair U entry education class rescheduled

 

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