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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

Sheehan reflects on Plumas Corporation career

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/6/2012

 

John Sheehan leaned back in his swivel chair and glanced at reminders of his 20 years as Plumas Corporation executive director.

The photos, awards and mementos stand out in a room littered with boxes.

Read more: Sheehan reflects on Plumas Corporation career

 

Last call for comment on Portola General Plan update

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
1/6/2012

 

Portola citizens have until Jan. 11 to comment on the city’s update to its General Plan and the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) to its environmental review of the changes.

Public review of the EIR documents began Nov. 30 (with comment taken at the Dec. 14 meeting) and will culminate at the public hearing scheduled for the regular meeting of the Portola City Council at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.

Read more: Last call for comment on Portola General Plan update

 

Chico woman killed in Spring Garden crash

Feather Publishing
1/5/2012

The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether marijuana played a role in a vehicle accident early this morning that left one Chico resident dead and another injured.

Kelly M. Larocca, 37, was driving a 2007 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 70 near Squirrel Creek Road at 4:45 a.m. at an unknown rate of speed in cold, intermittently icy conditions. Overhead flashing signs were on and advising of icy conditions.

Read more: Chico woman killed in Spring Garden crash

 

Community steps up to help burn victims

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
1/5/2012

The Barclays are slowly recuperating after the loss of their Portola home and a family member in a fire Dec. 21. With four of the children in the Shriner’s burn center and the parents in the UC Davis burn center, it will take time to heal physically and emotionally.

The burns are not life-threatening but require a lot of cleaning and dressing and are very painful. Makiah Barclay, 9, has required skin grafting.

Read more: Community steps up to help burn victims

 

Dramatic flame as Post Office burns off propane

Feather Publishing
1/6/2012
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Traffic on Lawrence Street slowed to a crawl and pedestrians stopped to ask questions. The law recently changed to require different regulators and valves on propane tanks. Although the tank was “empty,” residual propane in it needed to be removed before the regulator could be changed, a process expected to take about 25 minutes.

Photo by Mona Hill

 

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