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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.

Earthquake strikes eastern Plumas County

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
1/17/2011

An earthquake shook eastern Plumas County shortly after 11:00 Sunday night.  The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported to be 5 miles north of Portola near Lake Davis according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

So far there are no reports of damage.

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Plumasnews.com emphasizes local breaking news

We have been working to make Plumasnews.com the best source for local breaking news in Plumas County.  Our recent very high web traffic is a testament to how you are relying on this website for local information.

Unfortunately the high traffic levels have stressed our web server to the point that response times on our web site have become too slow.  We are in the process of up-grading our web server to fix this problem and provide you with a more responsive web site.

We appreciate your patience while we up-grade our web system.

 

 

 

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DA's murder complaint details officer's death

Tuesday, Jan. 11 - On Monday, Jan. 10, Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns filed two complaints of premeditated murder and conspiracy against Robin James Glen and Joanna (Beckett) McElrath in the Lassen County Superior Court. The complaint also outlines how the alleged murder of Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath took place.

According to the complaint, on or about Saturday, Jan. 1, James, 46, provided Joanna McElrath, 36, with prescription narcotic medications that were intended to be given to the victim without his knowledge.

Read more: DA's murder complaint details officer's death

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Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) and the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) recently filed a joint administrative appeal to the Plumas National Forest (PNF) Travel Management Plan.

The appeal document argued the new plan would adversely impact not only motorized recreational use of the forest but also cut down access necessary for "camping, firewood cutting, hunting, fishing, hiking, driving for pleasure, horseback riding, bicycling, nature viewing, relaxing" and other non-motorized uses.

Read more: Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

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Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/12/2011

Out of 140 high schools and hundreds of teachers, it was Greenville Junior Senior High School teacher Travis Rubke who was named Educator of the Year for Region 2.

He was awarded the distinguished title Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Redding, where several local faculty, staff and directors were present.

Read more: Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

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