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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Chips Fire contained; Seneca spared from flames

Feather Publishing
8/31/2012

Last night crews in Seneca secured and strengthened the fire line around the forest community after a successful burnout operation Wednesday. Helicopter resources will continue to assist firefighting efforts on the ground by performing water drops to keep fire intensity low.

With full containment reached on the Chips Fire, the incident will be transitioning to a Type 2 Incident Management Team effective 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. The new team, NorCal Team 2, will shadow the current team today before assuming command the morning of September 1.

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Plumas Audubon champions grebes through community outreach

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Grebes stay on their nests approximately 24 days - the time it takes for the eggs to hatch.  During this time grebes are most vulnerable to water sport wave activity.  Photo by Gregg Thompson
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/30/2012

“Our outreach and education efforts are going strong and we are connecting with diverse groups of people ranging in age from 4 – 80,” said Nils Lunder, education and outreach coordinator, California Grebe Project, Plumas Audubon Society.

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Baby bobcat "Chips" rescued on the Chips Fire

ChipsCatLaurie L. Pearson
Chips Fire Information Officer - Trainee
August 28, 2012

While conducting patrol and mop-up operations on the north end of the Chips Fire, Saturday, August 25th, the Mad River Hand Crew encountered a remarkable sight; a baby bobcat! It was found wandering along the side of the road, alone and dazed. "It seemed to be confused," stated Tad Hair, the Mad River Hand Crew Superintendent who spotted the kit.

Read more: Baby bobcat "Chips" rescued on the Chips Fire

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County continues to narrow budget deficit

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The Board of Supervisors continued to chip away at the county’s daunting budget deficit last week.

Under the direction of acting budget officer Susan Scarlett, the supervisors closed the gap by more than $150,000 during a pair of budget workshops.

Read more: County continues to narrow budget deficit

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Attorney general confirms deputy was justified in shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The California State Attorney General’s Office said a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a Quincy man June 19.

Deputy Attorney General Barton Bowers’s Aug. 22 report said that Plumas County’s decision not to prosecute Deputy Tom Froggatt for shooting Dennis Majewski was the correct decision.

Read more: Attorney general confirms deputy was justified in shooting

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