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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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Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards $1.2 million for healthy forest projects

Feather Publishing
3/21/2014
 

Approximately $1.2 million in grant awards for projects that reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health was recently approved by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s governing board during its quarterly meeting in Sacramento. The funding is from Proposition 84, passed by voters in 2006.

“These projects improve forest and watershed health and help protect communities from catastrophic wildfire in the Sierra Nevada,” said SNC Executive Officer Jim Branham. “As the region where more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates, this helps all Californians.”

Read more: Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards $1.2 million for healthy forest projects

 

Special district boards attend mandated ethics training

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
3/21/2014

 

To assist special district board members with meeting the California state biannual mandate for ethics training, the Plumas County Special Districts Association hosted a workshop Saturday, March 9, in the Quincy library conference room.

In attendance were a large number of board members, chief executive officers and general managers from recreation, water, fire and hospital districts across Plumas County.

Read more: Special district boards attend mandated ethics training

 

Supervisors tackle mixed meeting topics

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/21/2014
 

From listening to a Clio resident complain that his power had been turned off, to allocating $1,000 to entice young people to become entrepreneurs, the Plumas Board of Supervisors covered an array of topics during its March 11 meeting.

Josh Hart announced that Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative turned off his power because he refused to pay additional charges on his electrical bill for an analog meter.

Read more: Supervisors tackle mixed meeting topics

 

Public officials address allegations against them

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
3/20/2014

 

The March 12 Portola City Council meeting was a time to set the record straight for Bob Marshall, general manager of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, and for Council Member Pat Morton.

Both individuals addressed allegations against them during the meeting.

Read more: Public officials address allegations against them

 

Fiddler returns to Town Hall Theatre

Feather Publishing
3/19/2014
 

Plumas Arts is pleased to present the “Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle” of the Hanneke Cassel Trio at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, March 27.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 7. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for Plumas Arts members. Member tickets can only be purchased presale. Presale tickets are available at the Plumas Arts Gallery during its winter hours (Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at Quincy Natural Foods or online (plumasarts.org). To charge tickets by phone, call 283-3402.

Read more: Fiddler returns to Town Hall Theatre

 

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