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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.

Was Bible distribution on school grounds?


M. Kate West
Chester Editor
5/18/2011

“I’ve done a lot of legwork this morning in talking with the principal and Superintendent Glenn Harris,” parent Thor Schaefer said May 12.

He said his efforts were a direct result of a complaint he would be filing about Bibles being handed out on what he witnessed as school district property.

In the context of his complaint he relayed that he had observed three people handing out Bibles to kids, including his daughter, as they exited Chester High School.

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Chester Library Closed May 16-18: No Heat

Feather Publishing
5/16/2011

Chester Branch Library will be closed May 16-18 due to a broken heater. The library is expected to re-open on Thursday, May 19 at noon.

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Plumas-Eureka on state park closure list

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
5/13/2011

Plumas County’s only state park, Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP), is on the list of 70 parks to be closed for the next two fiscal years, California State Parks announced today.

The PESP closure is unlikely to have much of an effect this summer because a scheduled hazardous materials cleanup meant most facilities would be closed anyway, said Matt Green, acting district superintendent for the park agency’s Sierra District.

Read more: Plumas-Eureka on state park closure list

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Sheriff draws crowd at Basin Tea Party meeting

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
5/12/2011

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood was the keynote speaker at the Almanor Tea Party meeting May 4 at the Chester Memorial Hall.

During this presentation he took his message beyond access to the forests to the balance of power between the people and the federal government.

Read more: Sheriff draws crowd at Basin Tea Party meeting

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Judge denies county’s motion to reconsider Cunan case

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
5/13/2011

In scathing terms, a judge has rejected the county’s request for reconsideration of its lawsuit against former District Attorney Jeff Cunan.

In comments during a hearing April 28, visiting Judge Ersel Edwards called County Counsel Craig Settlemire “unprofessional,” suggested he had “other motivations” and chastised him for not doing his due diligence.

Read more: Judge denies county’s motion to reconsider Cunan case

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Refuges, to have or not? That is the question

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/11/2011

If public opinion counts when it comes to the actions of a public agency like the California Department of Fish and Game, then the state game refuges will remain closed to hunting.

In a nine-page public comment against elimination of the refuge status, Senior Attorney Ralph Henry of the Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals blasted the department over several aspects of its proposal.

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