Ward Fire is now 80 percent contained
|Flames from the Ward Fire are visible in the Genesee Valley Monday night. Photo by Greg Knight
9:00 a.m. update:
The Ward Fire is 80% contained with full containment expected shortly.
Firefighters have a line around the perimeter but need to finish hose lay and drop trees that threaten to fall over the line. Warmer, dryer air will create the potential for increased fire behavior during the day.
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Former Black Crowes lead singer performs at Sierra Valley Lodge debut
Ann PowersStaff Writer
|The Sierra Valley Lodge’s grand opening weekend is set for May 1 in Calpine. Photo courtesy Sierra Valley Lodge
Former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson is taking the “family” to the Sierra Valley Lodge’s grand opening weekend next month in Calpine.
On May 2, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is set to perform at the 96-year-old historic lodge, recently purchased by the Parish Entertainment Group.
“It’s awesome we’re getting such a big name to start,” said Nicole Beck, lodge manager. “This night will be a big shebang, but it will be one of many to come with future events.”
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Mule Deer Foundation awards $25,000 to local project
|Volunteers from the local chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation roll an 800-pound, 1,800-gallon tank for a wildlife guzzler over a manzanita thicket and up a hill in a remote area in Plumas National Forest on March 28. Photos courtesy Colin Dillingham
The Mule Deer Foundation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, awarded a $25,000 grant to the local Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest to improve habitat for mule deer.
The local chapter wasted no time and started utilizing those funds March 28.
A long-term program, initiated in the 1980s by retired forester Gary Rotta to install a series of water catchment basins for wildlife, termed “wildlife guzzlers,” received a huge boost for 2015.
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AT&T mobile customers in Quincy without service
AT&T mobile customers who live in or visit Quincy have been without service since April 9 and the situation may not be remedied until May 1. According to company technical service representatives who have responded to a barrage of complaints from the Quincy area, the culprit is a malfunctioning connection node on a transmission tower, complicated by an expired lease.
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Suspect in shooting deaths of Plumas couple hasn’t been charged
The man considered the only person of interest in the Dec. 20, 2014, shooting deaths of a Plumas County husband and wife has not been charged with murder.
GD Hendrix, 44, of Berry Creek, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing today in Butte County Superior Court on drug and weapons charges.
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