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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.

Tea Party group forms at Almanor

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
8/20/2010

The Almanor Basin Tea Party Patriots held its first official meeting Sunday, July 18, in the Chester residence of Todd and Tracy DuBord.

Since that time, members of the steering committee have stepped forward to introduce the organization to the community. They will host their first public meeting Friday, Aug. 27, starting at 6 p.m. in the Chester Elementary School gymnasium.

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Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Prepares for Helicopter Operations

Feather Publishing
8/20/2010

Lassen Volcanic National Park will begin an eight-day helicopter operation to haul rock for the Reach the Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project. A Type I helicopter will be used to transport 2.4 million pounds of material staged in the Lassen Peak Parking Area to the Lassen Peak mountainside holding areas. The rock will be used to build steps and retaining walls. Park and California Conservation Corps trail crews have steadily worked selecting the rock from Hat Creek Quarry over the past month.

Read more: Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Prepares for Helicopter Operations

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Time for Railroad Days in Portola

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/19/2010

Railroad Days will kick off tomorrow night with a Community Appreciation Picnic hosted by the city of Portola.    Portola's city council and planning commission members will barbecue dinner and serve the community a free picnic meal at City Park at 6 p.m.

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Plumas-Eureka State Park campground closed due to elevated plague risk

Feather Publishing
8/19/2010

 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has 

recommended that Plumas-Eureka State Park Campground be temporarily closed due to an 

elevated risk of the plague.  The level of risk was determined after CDPH sampled the park 

following the discovery of a plague-positive dead rodent. 

 

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Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

Feather Publishing
8/17/2010

Railroad Company Settles Claims Arising from Forest Fire in the Plumas National Forest

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday that Union Pacific Railroad Company has paid $17,364,719.61 in damages caused by the "Rich Fire" of 2008.

The fire ignited on July 29, 2008, in the Feather River Canyon of the Plumas National Forest, between Oroville and Quincy. The fire spread rapidly, and area homes were evacuated.

Read more: Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

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Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
8/17/2010


A 16-year-old Reno resident drowned in Lower Bucks Lake Sunday, Aug. 15, the third drowning this summer in the county. All the victims were under 30.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a call from Bucks Lake Fire reporting a possible drowning victim near Camp Timber Wolf around noon.

Read more: Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

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