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Knife-wielding intruder terrorizes Quincy family

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
Updated 10/10/2012
 
A Quincy family experienced a horrifying ordeal last week.

A knife-wielding intruder broke into the Brandes family’s Jackson Street home Wednesday, Oct. 3, and said he was looking for the children.

The intruder, David John Crawford, 32, of Marysville, was eventually shot with a Taser and arrested by Plumas County sheriff’s deputies.

But not before putting Dan Brandes and his family through a terrifying ordeal, according to Brandes.

Read more: Knife-wielding intruder terrorizes Quincy family

Forest supervisor defends Chips Fire tactics; meetings scheduled

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/10/2012

“We had one strategy — to put it out.”

That’s how Plumas National Forest Supervisor Earl Ford described his organization’s approach to the Chips Fire.

Ford said his office had been inundated with calls, letters and emails regarding the Forest Service’s response to the fire.

“I would describe it as hate mail,” he said, noting that complaints were also sent to the president, the Forest Service chief and members of Congress.

Read more: Forest supervisor defends Chips Fire tactics; meetings scheduled

Supervisors interview auditor hopeful in open session

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
10/10/2012

Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a room full of onlookers, but that’s exactly the situation Roberta Allen faced last week.

Allen, the only applicant for Plumas County auditor, interviewed with the full Board of Supervisors and its staff Oct. 2, while other county department heads and members of the public listened.

Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo posed the questions, while the supervisors chimed in at various points.

“I was a little nervous,” Allen admitted during a conversation following the meeting. 

Read more: Supervisors interview auditor hopeful in open session

It’s official: Plumas County adopts budget

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/10/2012
 
Four and a half months and 300 pages later, Plumas County has a budget. 
 
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the $74.5 million spending plan for 2012-13 during its Oct. 2 meeting.
 
Because the budget has been discussed, debated and dissected for weeks, there was no public comment and minimal board discussion during the meeting.
 
“In 20 years, this is the most difficult (budget) I’ve ever been involved with,” said Board Chairman Robert Meacher, who, along with his fellow supervisors, met with representatives of every department that is funded by the county general fund, and reviewed their budgets line by line.

Read more: It’s official: Plumas County adopts budget

Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/27/2012
 

“Mountain Memories Old and New” is the theme of the 92nd annual Chester Fourth of July Parade.

The event, which was originally hosted by Chester Ladies Club, is now under the domain of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

Leading the all-volunteer team for the second year in a row is chamber board member and local Plumas Bank manager Tracey Smith.

Read more: Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade


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