Feather River Inn development stalled by unprecedented fire district annexation fees
|Developers working to restore and reopen the historic Feather River Inn are balking at the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for a $250,000 annexation fee. File photo
Schomac Group Inc. developers working to restore and reopen the historic Feather River Inn, located along Highway 70 in Blairsden, say they’re stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for a “$250,000 cash, up-front” buy-in annexation fee.
They’re also baffled by what they called GFPD’s “lack of a reasonable explanation” and “bully tactics” regarding the fee, on top of additional annual charges, for fire protection within the district’s sphere of influence.
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Meadow Valley couple preserves history while creating new gathering place
|In its heyday, the Meadow Valley Store shines as the place to go for groceries, gas and mail. The building was originally constructed in 1917 and served generations of Meadow Valley residents. Photo courtesy Donna McElroy
For years the old Meadow Valley Store, built in 1917, sat boarded up and rotting away on the corner of Bucks Lake Road and Silver Creek Road. It was hard to imagine the dilapidated building was once a thriving business and community hub.
These days, it’s not hard to imagine at all. Michelle Fulton bought the building in 2011 and has since put in countless hours freshening it up. Calling it the Meadow Valley Social Club, Fulton transformed the old building into a community meeting place open to all in Meadow Valley.
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Local man plays along to reveal Secret Shopper scam
|George Terhune receives a very real-looking check after responding to an email seeking a Secret Shopper. Terhune suspected that the request was a scam, but played along anyway to satisfy his curiosity. Photo submitted
Getting paid to shop? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
When Quincy resident George Terhune received an email from an individual named Bush Wave offering Terhune an opportunity to earn money working for Secret Shopper, he thought it might be a scam. But he decided to play along.
“They only asked for my name, address and phone number,” Terhune said. “They didn’t ask for my Social Security number or other financial information.”
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Petition approved to recall services district directors
Miriam S. Cody
The Citizens for Responsible Government group in Indian Valley has been trying since May to recall directors Mike Yost, Brad Smith, and Jane Braxton-Little from the Indian Valley Community Services District board of directors. The group’s petition was approved Nov. 14 with enough signatures to push the recall forward.
To find the petition sufficient, 337 signatures were required for each director. To recall Smith, 443 registered voters signed; to recall Yost, 447 signed; and to recall Braxton-Little, 438 signed.
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Fair board looks to farm-to-fork movement for next year’s theme
The Plumas-Sierra County Fair board met for its first regular meeting in six months Nov. 19. Fair manager John Steffanic updated the board on all the goings-on at the fairgrounds and the board began laying out details for next year’s fair.
An item of interest discussed by the board was the theme for the 2015 fair. Steffanic presented the idea of basing the theme around fresh food produced locally.
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