Black-backed woodpecker may be headed toward endangered species list
Indian Valley Editor
Black-backed woodpeckers are the subject of a petition for protection now being reviewed by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).
The Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission in October 2010 for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.
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Power outage in East Quincy
Updated 4:00 p.m.
Local power is restored the moment this fuse (see photos inside story) at the corner of 1st Street and Highway 70 is replaced by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worker Kevin Moore. Residents heard a loud “boom” at 1:24 p.m. Monday when the fuse blew.
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Taylor Lake up for trade
Indian Valley Editor
Taylor Lake, above the Genesee Valley, is among more then 1,700 acres of private California lands proposed for trade to the U.S. Forest Service in exchange for 20.6 acres of federal land in the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
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Wildfire burns homes and threatens residents south of Reno
6:00 p.m. update
Highway 395 is still closed, however the Nevada Department of Transportation is finishing the guardrail work and they plan to open 395 between 10 p.m. and midnight tonight.
The roads into neighborhoods will remain closed;.
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Fire alarm saves Nakoma and won’t impact upcoming Snowball festivities
A fire alarm at the Nakoma Clubhouse in Gold Mountain contacted the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office automatically, thereby getting firefighters to the scene early enough to prevent major damage to the structure.
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District recommends closing three schools, laying off 29 FTE
Plumas Unified School District outlined sweeping recommendations for school closures and faculty layoffs for the 2012-13 academic year at the school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11.
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