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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

Fairground blows a fuse, literally

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/19/2011

Fair Manager John Steffanic recently told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) the majority of the fairgrounds is currently without power or heat because of an electrical problem that could cost between $50,000 and $150,000 to fix.

“Monday morning we came in and we had full power in the administration building, half power in most of the other buildings,” Steffanic told the board during the public comment section of a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Read more: Fairground blows a fuse, literally

 

Earthquake strikes eastern Plumas County

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
1/17/2011

An earthquake shook eastern Plumas County shortly after 11:00 Sunday night.  The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported to be 5 miles north of Portola near Lake Davis according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

So far there are no reports of damage.

 

Plumasnews.com emphasizes local breaking news

We have been working to make Plumasnews.com the best source for local breaking news in Plumas County.  Our recent very high web traffic is a testament to how you are relying on this website for local information.

Unfortunately the high traffic levels have stressed our web server to the point that response times on our web site have become too slow.  We are in the process of up-grading our web server to fix this problem and provide you with a more responsive web site.

We appreciate your patience while we up-grade our web system.

 

 

 

 

DA's murder complaint details officer's death

Tuesday, Jan. 11 - On Monday, Jan. 10, Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns filed two complaints of premeditated murder and conspiracyagainst Robin James Glen and Joanna(Beckett) McElrath in the Lassen County Superior Court. The complaint also outlines how the alleged murder of Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath took place.

According to the complaint, on or about Saturday, Jan. 1, James, 46, provided Joanna McElrath, 36, with prescription narcotic medications that were intended to be given to the victim without his knowledge.

Read more: DA's murder complaint details officer's death

 

Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) and the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) recently filed a joint administrative appeal to the Plumas National Forest (PNF) Travel Management Plan.

The appeal document argued the new plan would adversely impact not only motorized recreational use of the forest but also cut down access necessary for "camping, firewood cutting, hunting, fishing, hiking, driving for pleasure, horseback riding, bicycling, nature viewing, relaxing" and other non-motorized uses.

Read more: Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

 

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