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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.”

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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.

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