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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.

GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD


Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
1/12/2011

Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District (GLRID) has been talking about making the conversion to a community services district for many years. The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) process was lengthy and costly and, while GLRID made halting attempts at pursuing the conversion, the district shied at the cost.

Read more: GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD

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County doles out tourism grants


Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) allocated tourism grant funding to local groups at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4.

The individual board members previously ranked the groups' proposals and the clerk of the board averaged those rankings.

Read more: County doles out tourism grants

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Fatal plane crash at Chester Airport

Feather Publishing
1/6/2011

On Thursday January 6, 2011 at approximately 1849 hours, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls reporting a possible airplane in distress near or at the Chester Airport in Chester, California.

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A Beech V Tail Bonanza crashed while attempting to land at Rogers Field in Chester.

The aircraft involved in this incident was a Beech V Tail Bonanza  and is owned by Ronald Gilmore of Chester, California. Ronald Gilmore, 76 years of age has been positively identified as one of the victims in the crash and the second victim has been tentatively identified as his wife Janet Gilmore.

Read more: Fatal plane crash at Chester Airport

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Two arrested in alleged murder of police officer

Feather Publishing
1/6/2011

Joanna McElrath (Beckett), 36, and Robin Glen James, 46, of Susanville, were arrested on charges of murder and conspiracy in the death of Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath, 37.

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Officer Robert McElrath's death an apparent homicide.
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They were booked into the Lassen County Jail on no bail.

McElrath’s body was found in the mid-morning of Sunday, Jan. 2, near the railroad trestle at Devil’s Corral.

Read more: Two arrested in alleged murder of police officer

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Court affirms Dyer Mt. environmental process

Feather Publishing
1/6/2011

Lassen County Superior Court Judge Donald Sokol denied a request for a writ of mandate from three environmental groups seeking to block the development of the four-season resort at Dyer Mountain near Westwood.

Sokol issued his ruling supporting the county’s environmental reviews of the project Thursday, Dec. 30.

Read more: Court affirms Dyer Mt. environmental process

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