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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/20/2014

A former Portola real estate agent was fined and sentenced to five years of probation last week after pleading “no contest” to felony embezzlement.

Earl Warren Morrison, 67, was convicted of taking more than $54,000 from a property management trust account when he worked for Portola-based Lynn Welch Realty.

Read more: Former real estate agent sentenced for embezzlement

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Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC

Feather Publishing
7/20/2014

Yes, Feather River College has telescopes and an observatory! The FRC observatory will be open Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Charles Arrowsmith, who teaches astronomy at FRC and leads the local RECON project team, will be on hand to help guide visitors through the night sky and to provide information about astronomy activities and education in Plumas County.

Read more: Midsummer night astronomy sessions available at FRC

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High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/19/2014

Fiber optics can provide high-speed Internet, but only if your equipment is ready for it.

“We provided a real high-end connection,” said Brenda Compton, Plumas District Hospital’s information technology director. “We went from providers complaining every single day (about the speed) to no complaints.”

Read more: High-speed Internet is here; But are you ready for it?

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Collins Pine Co. to hold public hearing on renewal of sustained yield plan

Feather Publishing
7/19/2014

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, along with Collins Pine Co., will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Almanor Recreation Center, 450 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester.

The hearing is to accept comments regarding the proposed 10-year renewal of the Collins Almanor Forest Sustained Yield Plan.

Read more: Collins Pine Co. to hold public hearing on renewal of sustained yield plan

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