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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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Holiday Words & Music all around Plumas

Feather Publishing
12/8/2010

Take a respite from all the holiday hubbub and get into the real spirit of the season by joining with friends and neighbors at any of Plumas Arts’ Words & Music holiday celebrations in the coming weeks.

Each Words & Music venue has a different feel and flair, so start with one and make it a goal to try them all, either this month or in the coming year.

Read more: Holiday Words & Music all around Plumas

 

Forgay Point Road maintenance stirs controversy

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/8/2010

The controversy around maintenance work done by the county at Forgay Point Road in Indian Valley came up at a recent Plumas County Planning Commission meeting.

Commissioner Betsy Schramel asked if the road department consulted with the planning department or was aware that a heritage site existed there.

“I don’t know if they’re aware, they didn’t discuss it with us,” senior planner Becky Herrin responded.

Read more: Forgay Point Road maintenance stirs controversy

 

Whose road is it anyway? Old Forgay Point Road is contested

 

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
Reprinted from 10/13/2010

Old Forgay Point Road, which runs through private ranch lands between Pioneer and Forgay roads, is under contention, and has been for many years.

It’s legally considered a public road, because it was commonly used before the Crescent Grade on Highway 89 was completed.

Read more: Whose road is it anyway? Old Forgay Point Road is contested

 

Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/8/2010

No more than two people seemed to agree on any one issue at the last meeting of the Portola City Council. The meeting itself, nearly everyone would agree, was contentious and painful.

The special meeting Dec. 2 was wholly devoted to the reorganization of the council: per election results and to fill the seat recently vacated by Bill Kennedy.

Read more: Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

 

Chester gains ice skating rink

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/8/2010

Almanor Recreation and Park District (ARPD) recently announced its plan to offer ice-skating activities at the Truman Collins Sports Complex between Dec. 11 and mid-February.

Weather dependent (frozen ice required), the skating rink will operate from 4 – 8 p.m. daily, seven days a week as an official Winterfest activity.

Read more: Chester gains ice skating rink

 

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