Traffic control update for Highway 70 near Keddie
PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno with an update for the power pole replacement at the Spanish Creek Bridge, "PG&E crews have made very good progress and we expect to complete repairs to this line by about 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 13, and restore power to the 20 customers impacted. We were able to do this work by installing only two new poles. PG&E crews numbering more than a dozen workers installed the new poles and wires."
This should eliminate the need for controlled traffic at the construction site.
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Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan
Trish Welsh Taylor
Eastern Plumas Health Care’s board held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, to discuss the $348,000 loan to EPHC from the city of Portola.
With board chairwoman Gail McGrath and Janie McBride absent, EPHC board members Larry Fites, Jay Skutt and Lucy Kreth constituted a quorum.
Skutt acknowledged the city “gave a quick response” to EPHC’s petition for financial support. Kreth said, “They stepped out to help us.” Help indeed.
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Park association makes bid to operate Plumas-Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park, on the list of state parks to be closed next year because of budget shortfalls, may have new life thanks to the efforts of the volunteer-driven Plumas-Eureka State Park Association.
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Highway 70 update at Spanish Creek Bridge
10/12/2011 update: From PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno
"Because of the conditions of the hill stability, we are not going to repair or replace the pole which leaned after the earthslide. Instead, PG&E is installing about five new wooden poles and about 2,000 feet of new powerlines east of the slide, where the ground is more stable."
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Burn ban rescinded for Plumas and Lassen counties
Effective Friday, Oct. 7, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit (LMU) rescinded the suspension on all burning on state responsibility area lands within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. LMU will maintain and staff an appropriate level of firefighting resources until the potential for wildfire decreases.
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