Baby bobcat "Chips" rescued on the Chips Fire
Laurie 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.
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County continues to narrow budget deficit
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.
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Attorney general confirms deputy was justified in shooting
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.
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Supervisors support forest highway paving plan
For the second time this year, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to pave a lonely stretch of county road between Beckwourth and Clover Valley.
Despite objections by several residents who use the road, the board unanimously approved the upgrade of 9.6 miles on California Forest Highway 177 during its Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting.
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AFWD tries to help businesses hurt by Chips Fire
Many businesses in Plumas County — particularly in the Almanor Basin — are suffering because of the Chips Fire.
The Alliance for Workforce Development is trying to help those businesses become eligible for government assistance.
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