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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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Advisory committee meets, discusses school closures

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
2/1/2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the District Advisory Committee (DAC) for Chester area schools met for the first of its six weekly meetings. The DAC, often called a “7-11” committee due to state legislation requiring a minimum of seven members and a maximum of 11 members, is but one part of the process involved in closing a school.

Read more: Advisory committee meets, discusses school closures

 

Finding Journey’s tracks in Lassen County

Tanya Dronoff
Wildlife Photographer
Special to Feather Publishing

 

A lot of you probably have been following the story of this lone male wolf known as Journey or OR7 as he headed down from Oregon to Lassen County. A lot of us would like to get a glimpse of him on his way to wherever he’s going, but nothing prepared my friend Linda Hay and me for what we would encounter while roaming through the Lassen County countryside.

Just after a good snowfall with the weather still cold enough to make it stick, we decided to venture on some side roads to get snow pictures. I have never been to one particular place we decided to go. Looking for anything to take pictures of, we were running out of options fast. Traveling along this partially snow-covered road, we noticed large tracks walking the same direction we were traveling.

Read more: Finding Journey’s tracks in Lassen County

 

Mountain lions killed after killing puppy and goats

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A mountain lion recently killed goats and a puppy in Indian Valley; sightings are widespread. Photo courtesy California Department of Fish and Game
Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

There have been several mountain lion sightings in Indian Valley recently, causing some concern among ranchers and residents alike.

Read more: Mountain lions killed after killing puppy and goats

 

Reno man to stand trial in car-chase shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/31/2012

A Plumas County judge ruled there is enough evidence for a Reno man to stand trial on eight felony charges, including murder.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed is expected to have a jury trial this summer in the shooting death of Rory McGuire, of Susanville.

Wallin-Reed, 36, is accused of killing McGuire and wounding two other men with an assault rifle following a July 2, 2011, car chase near Antelope Lake.

Read more: Reno man to stand trial in car-chase shooting

 

Sacramento Bee challenges judge in Moonlight lawsuits

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

 

The Sacramento Bee lost its effort to keep legal documents from being sealed in lawsuits between the federal government and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), yet they won in a way, as well.

The legal maneuverings and mountains of paperwork between Sacramento and Plumas County are similar to a Rube Goldberg-style contraption.

Read more: Sacramento Bee challenges judge in Moonlight lawsuits

 

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