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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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Seven injured, one dead in house fire

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

12/22/2011  2:00 p.m.

The fire that injured seven people and killed another in Portola yesterday reignited today around noon. The Portola Fire Department and one Delleker tanker were on the scene, along with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

In other developments, officials say they have recovered remains they
believe to be 73-year-old Donna Richardson. Her identity will have to
be confirmed by dental records or DNA analysis.


12/21/2011
A CalFire investigator said today that the cause of the blaze is
still under investigation. He said he could not even confirm that the
fire started in the laundry room, as earlier reported.

 

HouseFire3One Portola resident is missing and seven are injured following a house fire this morning.

According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the blaze began in the laundry room of a doublewide mobile home at 417 West Plumas Ave. It quickly engulfed the entire structure.

Seven occupants — Todd Barclay, 41, and Carla Barclay, 42, and their five children, ranging in age from 7 to 17 —escaped the fire.

An eighth resident, Donna Richardson, 73, has not been accounted for.

Read more: Seven injured, one dead in house fire

 

School closure process begins; Board adopts timeline, appoints committee members

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/21/2011

The Plumas Unified School District governing board formally launched the school closure process at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board created three school consolidation committees and appointed members. The board also adopted a timeline for facility review, considered best practices for school consolidation and heard recommendations from an advisory committee.

Read more: School closure process begins; Board adopts timeline, appoints committee members

 

County already feeling impact of inmate transfer

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/21/2011

 

Plumas County’s public safety system is already feeling the effects of the state’s Assembly Bill 109 inmate realignment.

The number of prisoners and parolees in the county’s corrections system has been steadily rising since AB 109 went into effect Oct. 1.

Read more: County already feeling impact of inmate transfer

 

Supervisors offer little hope for visitors bureau

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/21/2011

 

The days of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau appear to be numbered.

That was the general impression during a lively discussion by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Read more: Supervisors offer little hope for visitors bureau

 

State accuses auto repair shop owner of violations

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/14/2011

The owner of a Quincy auto repair shop is facing possible discipline from the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair has accused Corey’s Automotive & Smog owner Jim Corey of 25 violations stemming from four customer complaints dating back to September 2009.

Read more: State accuses auto repair shop owner of violations

 

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