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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Closure committee discuses layoffs, surveys, triggers

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

“The community has been amazing and really stepped up to the plate,” said Chester area 7-11 Committee Chairwoman Traci Holt, and while the wintry weather might have kept some people from attending the Feb. 29 meeting, it did not keep those in attendance from discussing recent developments and issues.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, the layoff notices to full-time staff members, recently approved by the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of trustees, dominated the discussion.

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PG&E proposes targeted rate reduction to promote economic development

Feather Publishing
3/7/2012

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently announced that it has asked state regulators for the right to offer a competitive electric rate to attract large employers to California and convince other large employers already in the state to maintain or expand their operations rather than leave.

Read more: PG&E proposes targeted rate reduction to promote economic development

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Future of Beckwourth-Genesee Road subject of public meeting

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
3/5/2012

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, a townhall meeting was held at the Portola library to discuss an environmental impact study that had been done on a proposed project affecting a 9-1/2-mile stretch of California Forest Highway 177, the Beckwourth-Genesee Road, and to get public feedback.

This project was initially requested by Plumas County in 2004.

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Yellow Creek restoration planned despite concern about impacts on trout

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/5/2012

Yellow Creek and the Humbug Valley are to be the newest recipients of the pond-and-plug restoration treatment, possibly as soon as this fall.

Plumas County Planning Director Randy Wilson signed a negative declaration after reviewing project plans and public comments in January.

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