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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.

Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Feather Publishing

The Disneyland Resort has donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure Park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are under way.

The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home Aug. 6. They will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.

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Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

M. Kate West
Chester Editor

Who knew that the state of the economy would start 11-year-old Reed Gjonnes, aka Sunshine, off on the adventure of a lifetime and start her on the path to earning the Triple Crown of hiking?

The story came out when Sunshine and her dad, Eric, who are hiking the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), made a week-long stop in the Drakesbad and Old Station area at the end of July.

Read more: Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

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State Rt 147 to be closed for road work

Feather Publishing
UPDATE 8/15/2011

Cal Trans has announced that this road work and road  closure has been postponed until August 18th.


State Route 147 in Plumas County will be CLOSED from the junction of State Route 36 to County Road A-21. The closure begins tomorrow, August 11, 2011 and continues through August 24, 2011, 24 HOURS PER DAY. A detour is available via County Road A-21. The closure is necessary to facilitate roadway rehabilitation and widening, which includes adding 2-ft paved shoulders, improving the driving surface and striping. The project is being construction by Steve Manning Construction Inc.
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