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Murder suspect appears in court

Dan McDonald
William Altes III
Managing Editor

William Leo Altes III, the man accused of killing Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen, didn’t enter a plea during his Friday, Dec. 5, court appearance.

On the advice of his public defender, Robert Zernich, Altes agreed to wait until Dec. 19 in order for Zernich to review the evidence in the case.

Wearing striped jail clothing, the shackled and expressionless Altes quietly conferred with his appointed attorney before Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman read the charges against the 44-year-old Butterfly Valley man. Add a comment

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Memorial today for Quincy woman

Feather Publishing


Lorri Stephens, the Quincy woman whose bucket list included swimming with dolphins, died Wednesday, Dec. 10.  A memorial service has been scheduled for today, Dec. 13, in Cottonwood, near Redding. Her daughter, Amber Quirarte, invites her friends to the 2 p.m. potluck gathering at 22343 Adobe Road.

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Don’t call 911 for power outages

Feather Publishing

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to restrain from calling 911 unless it is a true emergency situation.

Dispatchers are being overwhelmed with callers reporting, and seeking information about, power outages in the area. Those calls should be directed to the power company.

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PG&E crews make strong progress on power restoration

Feather Publishing



By Friday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews have restored power to nearly all customers in the North Valley division impacted by Thursday’s storm. By 9 a.m. Friday, about 2,000 customers are without power in PG&E’s North Valley division – nearly all of them in Plumas County from outages that began today during snowy weather.

The Plumas County power outages are impacting portions of Quincy, Bucks Lake, Cresent Mills and Indian Valley. The more than a dozen separate outages caused by trees and limbs falling into power lines and breaking poles and cross arms. PG&E crews expect to restore power to most of these customers by 6 p.m.

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FRC, PUSD schools update, Greenville closed; Plumas Charter schools are closed

Feather Publishing

12/12/2014 - 6:30 a.m.


Most Plumas Unified School District schools are open and operating on a normal schedule Friday, December 12, 2014.

However all Greenville schools are now closed for the day, both PUSD and Plumas Charter, due to lack of power.

Buses may be a little late to bus stops, due to chain controls.

Plumas Charter Schools are all closed for the day.

Feather River College campus in Quincy does not have power as of 7:30 a.m., today's start time has been moved to 10am pending restoration of power. We will update as we get more info.

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