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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.

-Headline News

Friday search fails to recover victim of ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Feather Publishing
1/30/2012

Investigators from several state and county agencies followed a lead contained in an email written by a condemned serial killer to his hometown newspaper Friday, Jan. 27, but the search for the remains of one of his victims failed.

According to a press release from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, investigators from the San Joaquin County and Calaveras County sheriffs’ offices and the Department of Justice (DOJ) searched an area in Calaveras County in an effort to recover the remains of Cyndi Vanderheiden — a 25-year-old woman believed murdered by Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine in 1998. No remains were uncovered.

Read more: Friday search fails to recover victim of ‘Speed Freak Killers’

 

Public encouraged to attend EQSD informational meeting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/27/2012

The East Quincy Services District will outline the results of a wastewater treatment plant feasibility study on Monday night.

Customers of the EQSD and Quincy Community Services District are encouraged to attend the meeting 6:30 p.m. meeting at Pioneer Elementary School.

Read more: Public encouraged to attend EQSD informational meeting

 

Supervisors voice concern over school closures

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/25/2012

Plumas County leaders want to have a say about the fate of the county’s schools.

At their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, the county’s Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to the Plumas Unified School District requesting some communication.

The school district has outlined its recommendations for school closures and faculty layoffs for the 2012-13 academic year.

Read more: Supervisors voice concern over school closures

 

Water district adds amphibious vehicle to its arsenal

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
1/25/2012
Argo
As you drive through Hamilton Branch you may notice an odd looking yellow vehicle parked in front of the Hamilton Branch Community Services District office. This is the district’s new amphibious vehicle, an Argo 6x6 650 HD. It should make servicing the community’s spring during the winter much easier than it has been in the past.
Photo by Jason Theobald

Read more: Water district adds amphibious vehicle to its arsenal

 

County-community landscape project is blossoming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
1/25/2012

The new Almanor Recreation Center (ARC) in Chester has, from its early beginnings, received tremendous community support — support that continues to grow with each passing day.

The first big step in this collaboration began with the efforts of Gini Natali to form an unfunded recreation district in the Lake Almanor Basin. A diamond of the first water when it came to community advocacy, Natali had learned of the potential of funding that would come to every recognized recreational district in the state of California.

Read more: County-community landscape project is blossoming

 

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