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Finding Journey’s tracks in Lassen County

Tanya Dronoff
Wildlife Photographer
Special to Feather Publishing

 

A lot of you probably have been following the story of this lone male wolf known as Journey or OR7 as he headed down from Oregon to Lassen County. A lot of us would like to get a glimpse of him on his way to wherever he’s going, but nothing prepared my friend Linda Hay and me for what we would encounter while roaming through the Lassen County countryside.

Just after a good snowfall with the weather still cold enough to make it stick, we decided to venture on some side roads to get snow pictures. I have never been to one particular place we decided to go. Looking for anything to take pictures of, we were running out of options fast. Traveling along this partially snow-covered road, we noticed large tracks walking the same direction we were traveling.

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Mountain lions killed after killing puppy and goats

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A mountain lion recently killed goats and a puppy in Indian Valley; sightings are widespread. Photo courtesy California Department of Fish and Game
Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

There have been several mountain lion sightings in Indian Valley recently, causing some concern among ranchers and residents alike.

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Reno man to stand trial in car-chase shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/31/2012

A Plumas County judge ruled there is enough evidence for a Reno man to stand trial on eight felony charges, including murder.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed is expected to have a jury trial this summer in the shooting death of Rory McGuire, of Susanville.

Wallin-Reed, 36, is accused of killing McGuire and wounding two other men with an assault rifle following a July 2, 2011, car chase near Antelope Lake.

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Sacramento Bee challenges judge in Moonlight lawsuits

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

 

The Sacramento Bee lost its effort to keep legal documents from being sealed in lawsuits between the federal government and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), yet they won in a way, as well.

The legal maneuverings and mountains of paperwork between Sacramento and Plumas County are similar to a Rube Goldberg-style contraption.

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Firefighters douse trailer blaze

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/30/2012

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Firefighters from the Quincy Fire Department mop up after a fire burned the inside of a fifth-wheel trailer Monday afternoon at the Riverdance Equestrian Park on Bucks Lake Road. No one was injured in the fire. Photo by Dan McDonald

Firefighters from Quincy and the U.S. Forest Service combined to contain a fire in a detached fifth-wheel trailer house Monday afternoon.

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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.

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