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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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Highway 70 - 1-way controlled traffic in Feather River Canyon

Feather Publishing
9/1/2010

4:30 p.m. update - The Caltrans website is now reporting 1-way controlled traffic by the accident scene.

3:30 p.m. - Highway 70 is closed in the Feather River Canyon .3 miles west of Rich Bar due to a vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.  CalTrans has no estimate of how long it will take to clear the highway.

Read more: Highway 70 - 1-way controlled traffic in Feather River Canyon

 

Voters choose to "cap the tax"

Feather Publishing
9/1/2010 Update

Measure B election result added to special agenda

The Plumas District Hospital board of directors has added an item to their agenda for a special meeting tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 2. The agenda item is: Impact of Measure B Election on the Bondholders and the District and Action Necessary to Protect the Bondholders. Discussion and Possible Action.

Read more: Voters choose to "cap the tax"

 

Train ride down the Canyon delights 450 locals


Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/31/2010

The Feather River Express, a special passenger train celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first passenger train on the Western Pacific route, carried 660 people coming and going through the Feather River Canyon during the Railroad Days celebration Aug. 20-22. 

Read more: Train ride down the Canyon delights 450 locals

 

Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/2/2010

Soroptimists International of Portola and the Plumas Sierra CattleWomen, two of the oldest organizations for women in the eastern end of the county, will join forces Sept. 11 to present “A Historic and Personal View of the Women in the Sierra Valley.”

Read more: Meet the ranching women of Sierra Valley

 

Railroad Days a happy memory

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
9/1/2010

Railroad Days organizers have no doubt collapsed in a heap after their duties were completed, but they can congratulate themselves on a job well done.

Railroad Days went regional this year, extending to Nakoma, Graeagle and Blairsden and bringing in 500 visitors by train, many of whom had never been in the area before.    Railroad Days chairperson Donna Mills and treasurer Cindy Wood appeared at the Aug. 25 city council meeting to review the event.

Read more: Railroad Days a happy memory

 

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