PlumasNews Home Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:10 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (PlumasNews) Board votes yes on slate of agenda items Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Plumas County supervisors avoided split decisions March 17, and that proved fortuitous for agenda items that required a four-fifths vote, since there were only four board members in attendance. District 1 Supervisor Terry Swofford was not present.

In all, the supervisors approved four agenda items requiring four “yes” votes, involving money transfers or supplemental budgets for the following departments: Mental Health, Facility Services, Public Health and Building.
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Safeway hopes to include local coffee service James Wilson
Staff Writer

Recently, Quincy’s Safeway toyed with the idea of hosting a Starbucks in its store. Official word came down to the Quincy branch last week that the chain coffee shop will not make its way into the Plumas Pines Shopping Center.

“I just received word from the district manager that Starbucks is a no-go,” said Safeway manager Richard Duncan last Wednesday.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:42:29 -0700
Invincible faith, steely determination: Top secret fighter pilot lands in Graeagle Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Air Force veteran Brian Shul isn’t joking — at first — when he says he thought he died and went straight to hell after a fiery crash in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

“I was going down, my whole life flashed before me and I remember thinking it’s all over,” the former fighter pilot recalled. “At the last moment a very great calm came over me and I thought I would be going to heaven.” ]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:10:46 -0700
County sues Forest Service: Plumas, Butte, associations and individuals file joint lawsuit James Wilson
Staff Writer

When the Forest Service passed the Travel Management Rule 10 years ago, it resulted in restricting access to thousands of roads and trails previously used by motorized vehicles.

Now, a legal team and a group of plaintiffs hope to get that ruling reversed.

Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit legal organization, filed a lawsuit against the Forest Service on March 18 for blocking recreational routes in the Plumas National Forest.
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College prepares to offer bachelor’s degree James Wilson
Staff Writer


As Feather River College delves deeper into the issues involving development of its equine and ranch management bachelor’s degree program, it chips away at what needs to be done.

Last week, one major issue was resolved — the authorized OK to offer the degree.

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Quincy drug busts result in five arrests Feather Publishing

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office served two search warrants March 12, which yielded the seizure of methamphetamines, marijuana, hypodermic needles and scales and resulted in the arrests of five Quincy residents.

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Rouse, 24, and Michael Love, 54, in the parking lot of the Plumas Pines Shopping Center at 4:09 p.m.

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West finishes duty on college trustee board James Wilson
Staff Writer

Leah West finished her time on the Feather River College board of trustees last Thursday. Fellow trustees wished her well, and expressed their sadness in seeing her go.

West was voted onto the board in 2008. She announced her intention to resign at this year’s January meeting. Last month, the trustees agreed to appoint a provisional trustee rather than holding an expensive election.]]> (MichaelC) -Headline News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:40 -0700
River walkway project stalled waiting on money, volunteers
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Portola City officials and volunteers donate time and resources to the Feather River walkway project. Photos by Alisha Proctor
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

More money and more volunteers are needed before the Feather River walkway project sees completion, according to Portola city officials.

“It’s way bigger than it started out to be,” said Council Member Phil Oels. “We’re also hung up waiting for grant money.”

With an original deadline set for this spring, initial plans call for an Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant river walk lined with aspen trees, wooden benches, parking and informational plaques regarding points of interest, local businesses and activities.

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Local Realtors report positive real estate market trends Feather Publishing

Plumas County Realtors reported they saw positive changes in the local real estate market in 2014 with a sharp reduction in foreclosure sales and increased prices in all levels of the residential markets, according to the Plumas Association of Realtors.

Data gathered from PAR’s countywide multiple listing service show that the average price of all homes “sold” at any price in 2014 was $257,095, up from 2013’s average of $221,394.
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