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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Road Temporary Closure - Big Creek Road

Big Creek Road, County Road 423, between Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley will be closed starting the morning of September 16 to fix a landslide, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

Location:  

Traveling westbound: the closure will be located 2 miles southwest of the intersection with Bucks Lake Road in Meadow Valley.


DetourTraveling eastbound: the closure will be located 7.5 miles east of the Haskins Tee intersection near Bucks Lake.

Traffic control will begin Wednesday, September 8 with a stop sign controlled, single-lane detour at the site. Complete road closure is scheduled for September 16 while the contractor constructs a retaining wall. The estimated time for the closure is 6-8 weeks.

During the closure through traffic traveling between Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley will be detoured onto the Bucks Lake Road, County Road 414.  Recreation Vehicle drivers please note:  Buck's Lake Road is winding and very steep. Please use low gears and drive safely.  

Also please be advised that the contractor is tentatively scheduled to transport a large crane from the bridge construction site at Grubb's Cow Camp (Grizzly Creek, west of Bucks Lake) to Quincy on Sept. 7th. The transport vehicle for the crane is required to be escorted by California Highway Patrol because of its size so please expect delays.       

If you have any questions, please call the Federal Highway Administration at (530) 283-4010.

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