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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Second Portola fire stopped

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
9/9/2011

Portola has been plagued with fires these past two weeks, fires set by humans, whether intentionally or by accident.   The old Western Pacific Hospital burned to the ground last Wednesday at 1 a.m. and the following morning, at about the same time, another fire was spotted in a small grove of five or six trees below Feather River Middle School and along the fence at the electrical substation on Gulling Street.

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Steffanic reports fair attendance up

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
9/7/2011

Fair manager John Steffanic told directors Wednesday, Aug. 31, that the 2011 Plumas-Sierra County Fair generated $113,849 — about one-third of the year’s total revenue.

Steffanic reported an increase of 1,225 in paid attendance over 2010. The system also reflected a huge decrease in unpaid attendance.

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City of Portola discusses aid for water bills

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
9/7/2011

 

The Portola City Council and city staff responded to questions from citizens B.J. Pearson and Earl Morrison at their last meeting in an ongoing attempt to address “affordability” issues regarding recent water and sewer rate hikes.

City Manager Leslie Tigan reported to Earl Morrison, who was in attendance, that although the city’s attention had been diverted by its involvement in Railroad Days, Todd Roberts of Public Works had almost completed gathering data from the past 10 years regarding water flows from Willow Springs.

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Praise for the pastor: Community gathers in appreciation

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
9/7/2011

Pastor Fred Kerr of the Greenville Southern Baptist Church was feted last month in two special services, one at his church and one staged at the Assembly of God Church.

His total dedication to the church and the community as a whole were the focus of celebrations in honor of almost four decades worth of serving his fellow man.

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