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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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Plumas Arts brings winter dances to Chester

Roxanne Valladao
Plumas Arts

Plumas Arts is pleased to be working with a group of Lake Almanor Basin community members to try out some new programming this winter season.

Two dances are planned in the coming months in hopes of giving folks something fun to do to encourage everyone to get out of the house and get together with friends and neighbors.

The first will be a family barn dance featuring contra dancing Feb. 22, at Chester Elementary School.

Read more: Plumas Arts brings winter dances to Chester


Is it chilly enough for the Chilly Chili Cookoff?

Chamber update
Lake Almanor area Chamber
Linda Pohler, President
It’s nearly here, the Chilly Chili Cookoff, Feb. 15. Have you signed up yet? Don’t miss out for what’s sure to be a great time — woot woot — to date we have 13 teams! 

Read more: Is it chilly enough for the Chilly Chili Cookoff?


Feather River Canyon reopens following rock slide

Feather Publishing
5:30 a.m.

State Route 70 has reopened following a closure due to a rock slide near the Storrie Bridge in the Feather River Canyon, Plumas County, CA.

This slide is located 27 miles south of the Greenville Wye (junction of Highways 70 and 89.)

The Feather River Canyon route was closed off and on in various locations all weekend during heavy rain storms.

Motorists are advised to watch for large rocks in the roadway and call 1-800-427-ROAD or check the Caltrans Highway Information Network before traveling.


Two Plumas County snowmobile poker runs rescheduled…

Feather Publishing
PokerRunsMounds of snow covered Lake Almanor Basin this time last year, providing the perfect landscape for snowmobile riders to participate in the annual Presidents Day weekend poker run. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Mother Nature has not been so kind this year, however, and the snowmobile poker runs at both Lake Almanor and Lake Davis have been rescheduled due to lack of snow.
The Snowmobile Poker run at Lake Almanor has been rescheduled to March 1.
The Rotary Snowmobile Poker run at Lake Davis has been moved to Feb. 22. 
Both events have been moved in hopes of additional snow, with winter storms predicted for the coming weeks.

Plumas County Sheriff names two new corrections officers

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
Officers Hannah Blevins, left, and Christina Ross, right, join Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood before they are introduced as the sheriff’s newest corrections officers Wednesday, Jan. 29. Photo by Dan McDonald

Jail commander Chad Hermann said finding qualified and capable female corrections officers “is like finding a needle in a haystack.”

With that thought in mind, Hermann and Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood were excited to introduce new officers Hannah Blevins and Christina Ross last week.

Read more: Plumas County Sheriff names two new corrections officers


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