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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.

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Local environmental lawyer offers water presentation

Feather Publishing
4/16/2014
 

The public is invited to attend a presentation by Michael Jackson, entitled “California’s Water Issues: Meeting California’s Water Needs Despite a Shrinking Water Supply.”

Read more: Local environmental lawyer offers water presentation

 

Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/15/2014

 

A Chester business owner said last week that his business was the latest target of a predatory attorney looking to cash in on possible Americans with Disabilities Act noncompliance.

M&M Mini Mart owner Bill Cofer said the situation began when a woman in a wheelchair supposedly arrived in a specially equipped van and then entered his business to shop.

Read more: Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

 

Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

Feather Publishing
4/13/2014
 

Several community groups and organizations are collaborating to bring Earth Day activities to Quincy during the week of April 21. Drought is on everyone’s minds this year, and a film called “Treading Water” will be a highlight of the week.

The film, made by CSU Chico anthropology professor Dr. Jesse Dizard, is about groundwater in the North State, and features many familiar images from the Plumas County area.

Read more: Celebrating Earth Days: activities planned in Quincy during week of April 21

 

Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month

Feather Publishing
4/12/2014
 

Plumas Bank, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), is celebrating Community Banking Month.

“Community banks help local families achieve financial stability and they also drive small business lending — keeping the communities that we serve economically healthy and vibrant,” commented Andrew J. Ryback, Plumas Bank president and chief executive officer.

Read more: Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month

 

CalFire urges homeowners to maintain defensible space

Feather Publishing
4/11/2014

CalFire inspectors have begun conducting defensible space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of state responsibility area (SRA) in California.

“Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CalFire director. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of the elevated fire conditions we have been experiencing in California. We have increased our inspection staffing and now we need the public to make sure they, too, are prepared for the increased fire risk due to drought.”

Read more: CalFire urges homeowners to maintain defensible space

 

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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
  Fore! That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across...

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California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

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Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo...

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