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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.

Taking the fall by storm

Feather Publishing
9/29/2010

Plumas National Forest Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Hough Ranger Station
Free family entertainment and fun-filled activities for children includes music by 
The Coyotes (pronounced “ky-oats”), who blend old-style Western music, cowboy songs and contemporary cowboy music.
Hands-on fun includes panning for gold, digging for archaeological treasure and exploring the fascinating world of owls, among many other activities.


Indian Valley Volunteer Fire Department will grill hamburgers as a fundraiser, and the parents and students of Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School’s sixth-grade class will rustle up homemade desserts to raise funds for their Watershed Education Program.
Contact: Kathy Powers at 283-7618.

52nd annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, Taylorsville Grange Hall     Handcrafted items, homemade cakes, pies, candies and preserves, quilt drawing. Lunch available at noon.
Contact: Debbie Allen 284-7622.

Family Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Feather River Arts Center in Old Town Portola
Music, bounce house for the kids, fall tabletop displays and pancake brunch are planned.
Contact: 836-6811.

Rails to Trails Festival, Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 10, noon – 3 p.m., railroad depot in Susanville
Saturday events include live music by Wild Horse Drive, a drum circle, kids activities, a craft fair, a chili cook-off and salsa contest, food and beverage booths, and the only side-by-side handcar races in California.
The depot will be open Sunday for caboose tours and handcar rides.
Contact: Lassen Land and Trails Trust at 257-3252 or llttweb.org.

Oktoberfest, Sunday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill in Graeagle
Traditional German buffet dinner, German beer and live music by the Oompah Schmeel Band, $40; or $20 for admission at 7 p.m. for music and beer only.
Contact: Plumas Pines Golf Resort Golf Shop at 836-1420.

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