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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.

-Headline News

Public Works Director says county roads are in disrepair

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/30/2011

County Public Works Director Bob Perreault recently warned the Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) the county’s road system was in a critical window of disrepair where neglecting maintenance could lead to ballooning costs.

In reaction, the board unanimously approved a resolution and letter, both calling for the state Legislature to protect road funding.

Read more: Public Works Director says county roads are in disrepair

 

Council members seek public interface

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/30/2011

Portola City Council met last week between passing storms in a never-ending parade of weather to complete business on a short agenda. But members also found time to discuss ways to increase public participation in and discussion of current city issues.

Mayor Dan Wilson and Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark advanced the idea of Saturday morning Coffee Klatches held in rotating locations once per month and found their fellow council members in agreement with their aims.

Read more: Council members seek public interface

 

Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

Sam Williams
News Editor
3/30/2011

 

Lassen and Plumas county residents as well as large users and governmental agencies could enjoy improved Internet and cable television service

“A major goal of the project is to create jobs and boost the economy by allowing existing businesses to expand while attracting new businesses to the region … We believe that access to affordable broadband is a crucial component to arresting the loss of jobs and population in the region.”
Bob Marshall, General Manager, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

once the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative installs a new fiber optic cable system. And hopefully, the new system should also contribute to the local economy by providing more jobs.

Plumas-Sierra’s General Manager Bob Marshall appeared at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 22 meeting to provide information on the project to the supervisors.

“We are a true electric co-op,” Marshall told the board, “which means we don’t just supply power, we’re dedicated to the quality of life of our member owners, and part of that is economic development.”

Read more: Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

 

Utility cautions customers about power lines

Feather Publishing
3/28/2011

Snowfall has been very heavy throughout our service area, and the rising snowpack has created situations where cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and hikers may come into close contact with high-voltage power lines.

Normally these lines are at least 25-30 feet above the ground.

Read more: Utility cautions customers about power lines

 

Park district planning best uses of new property

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/27/2011

A small group of community members braved the rain to meet with staff and a board member of the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District last Tuesday to help plan the district’s future.

Thanks to two recent acquisitions, the park district has more than doubled the size of Pioneer Park in East Quincy, and officials are ready to hear ideas from the public about how to use the land.

Read more: Park district planning best uses of new property

 

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