March 26 deadline looms for public comment on GWC rate hike
Graeagle Water Co. customers have until March 26 to weigh in on a proposed 40 percent rate hike that will generate $179,133 in added revenue for the private utility.
The recommendation (Proposed Resolution W-5027) is scheduled to be on the California Public Utilities Commission’s April 9 agenda for its meeting in San Francisco. At that time, the CPUC may choose to act on the resolution, postpone it or change it.
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Road and bridge construction ahead
Bridges and roadways dominated much of the discussion during the Plumas Board of Supervisors March 10 meeting.
Public Works Director Bob Perreault will use $200,000 from the road department contingency fund to purchase a panel truss bridge.
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Truck driver fatally crashes on Highway 89
|Emergency responders labor to remove the body of truck driver Terence Eck from a totaled semi. Eck was killed in the accident. Deputy Phil Shannon reported the mostly likely cause of the incident was excessive speed. Photos by Miriam S. Cody
On Monday morning, just after 5:30 a.m., a logging truck accident on Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Greenville resulted in a fatality.
Terence Eck, 40, of Princeton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At approximately 5:35 a.m., Eck was driving a fully loaded 2014 Kenworth logging truck southbound, just north of Greenville-Wolf Creek Road.
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Time capsule discovered in historical Quincy house
|The 1877 Victorian house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy is currently under restoration by Lisa Dunnington and Stewart Gately. While working on the house, they discovered a time capsule that was buried in one of the walls in 1974. Photos by James Wilson
When the new owners of the old Victorian-style house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy started its renovation, they didn’t know what to expect.
They certainly didn’t expect to find a time capsule from the ’70s, but that’s just what they discovered.
The Lowell family constructed the house in 1877, but sold the house to Greenleaf Greeley Clough shortly after in 1879.
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Emergency agencies work together to save hiker
|Plumas District Hospital emergency medical technician Eddy Mutch and paramedic Tommy Higgins work as a team for Plumas District Hospital. Several days earlier, they were part of an overnight rescue on Rock Creek. Photo by James Wilson
A call came in from dispatch operators to the Plumas District Hospital emergency room the night of Feb. 28: A hiker had slipped and possibly broken his leg about 4 miles up Rock Creek down the Feather River Canyon.
Paramedic Tommy Higgins and emergency medical technician Eddy Mutch were on duty at the time. The two packed into the ambulance and headed to the scene for what would become a 15-hour multiagency rescue operation.
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