Plague outbreak prompts campground closure
State and county officials temporarily closed Plumas-Eureka State Park's Jamison Creek Campground Wednesday, Aug. 18, after discovery of a dead rodent that tested positive for plague.
Director of Plumas County Environmental Health Jerry Sipe said the discovery triggered a rodent survey, including trapping and blood testing.
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In our story “Ballots due by Tuesday” in the Aug. 25 edition of the newspaper, we published an incorrect telephone number. The correct number to call for ballot questions is 283-6256.
Feather Publishing regrets the error and inconvenience to the staff at the county’s environmental health department.
Sierra Pacific Industries suspends operations at Loyalton power plant
Sierra Pacific Industries announced Aug. 20 that it is suspending operations at its Loyalton power plant effective immediately. The plant's 15 operators who will be directly affected by this closure were notified the same day.
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Pike project litigants certified as a 'class' for lawsuit against the state
More than a year ago, citizens in eastern Plumas County filed a class action suit against the Department of Fish and Game regarding economic impacts from the agency's second poisoning of Lake Davis. Last week, Judge Janet Hilde, Superior Court of Plumas County, handed down a ruling to certify the petitioners as a class.
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Reminder from the Plumas County Treasurer-Tax Collector.
2010-11 Unsecured tax bills are delinquent if they are not paid in the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by 5:00 p.m. or post marked by the United States Post Office by August 31, 2010. A ten percent (10%) penalty will be added to the unpaid tax on September 1, 2010. Failure to receive a tax bill does not cancel penalties if the tax bill becomes delinquent.
Heart K drawing to give away $1,050 in groceries
The Heart K September fundraiser, Country Market Day, will offer an opportunity to win groceries.
The first phase, a successful beef drawing, culminated at the Solar Cook-Off with two lucky winners.
Phase Two begins with the sale of grocery drawing tickets for chances to win gift certificates to local markets.
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