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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING

Feather Publishing
6/9/2011

Outdoor Recreationists Should Take Precautions Against Cold Temperatures, Swift Currents When in or Near Water

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise.
This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content as of June 1, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. In the northern part of the state alone, the snowpack is more than five times its usual June 1 average.

 

Read more: UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING

Harvey Ranch uses the land for multiple enterprises

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
6/8/2011

Anna Harvey is a fourth-generation sheep producer, her mother a Basque from Spain. She thinks it helps that she was raised in the business; taking care of sheep seven days a week, 24 hours per day was normal in her life.

“It’s a lifestyle,” she told a group of farm tour participants in May. “You have to love what you do or you will not survive.”

Read more: Harvey Ranch uses the land for multiple enterprises

Caribou Road Closed to Through Traffic at Gansner Bar in Plumas County

Feather Publishing
6/8/2011

Caribou Road, a U.S. Forest Service Road from Caribou Corners on Highway 70 to the Butt Valley Reservoir region in Plumas County, will be closed to through traffic starting at about 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 until about 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

Read more: Caribou Road Closed to Through Traffic at Gansner Bar in Plumas County

Rights holders will have to pay more for watermaster

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/8/2011

If help isn’t found in the next few weeks, water rights holders in the northeastern region of California may be paying between 2.6 to 5.4 times more than usual for the state-run watermaster program.

Read more: Rights holders will have to pay more for watermaster

Reward in arson case increased to $2,100

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
dmcdonald@plumasnews.com

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist was increased to $2,100 last week.

Anyone with information about a May 21 fire that destroyed a house at 1195 Lee Road in East Quincy is encouraged to call the Quincy Fire Department at 283-0870 or the CalFire Arson Tip Line at (800) 468-4408.

Read more: Reward in arson case increased to $2,100



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