Campground closures in eastern Plumas County
Finding a camping spot in Eastern Plumas this summer could prove challenging, and local tourism providers could suffer, as a result of several planned campground closures.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) announced Jan. 25 that Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) would be partially closed this summer for a hazardous materials cleanup. Although some areas of the park will remain open, the campground, museum and other selected sites will be closed temporarily.
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Comedy night at Town Hall Theater
Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, chocolate and laughs are on the menu Monday, Feb. 14, for Comedy Night at the Town Hall Theatre.
Local stand-up comics are preparing to entertain with their different brands of humor.
The Association of Concerned Theatre-goers is sponsoring this event as a fundraiser for local scholarships to students in the theater arts.
The evening gets underway 6:30 – 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. The show starts at 7 p.m. There is one intermission and a special chocolate treat for dessert.
Prices are $8 a person or $15 a couple. Bring your sweetie for a fun Valentine’s Day evening.
New Feather River train tour to take the Highline past Lake Almanor
Indian Valley Editor
Rail fans will want to mark their calendars for the opportunity of rare mileage on the Northern California Explorer as it traverses the Feather River Canyon to Keddie, then onto the Highline/Inside Gateway past Lake Almanor and Shasta to Klamath Falls, Ore.
The proposed itinerary begins the afternoon of Friday, June 3, with departures from Emeryville, Martinez, Davis and Sacramento. Passengers will overnight at hotels in Oroville, with the chance to dine in the historic Western Pacific depot, which is now the Western Pacific Brewing Co., a locally owned brewpub.
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Art walk this Friday in downtown Quincy
Looking for something to do Friday, Feb. 4? It’s a night of arts and culture in downtown Quincy. Whether you enjoy marveling at the creative work of local and regional artists, socializing with your friends and neighbors while sipping something festive, checking out what new goodies Quincy merchants have to offer, or taking in a live performance of a thought-provoking play, your night will be full of fun.
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Estranged wife’s story contradicts text messages
When law enforcement officials questioned Joanna McElrath, wife of Susanville city police officer Robert McElrath, about her husband’s whereabouts on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 1, she told them Robert had wanted to get drunk that night and gave an account of their evening together.
According to search and Ramey warrants, Joanna, 36, said when she woke up the next morning, Robert was gone. A Ramey warrant is issued prior to the court filing of a criminal case against a specific defendant because law enforcement believes there is probably cause to enter a residence or enclosed area to arrest someone.
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Text messages tell of slain police officer’s last night
Editor’s Note: Some of the information in the following story could be considered graphic. Text messages are not in their entirety and quoted texts have not been altered except in a couple of cases to clarify texting lingo.
Transcripts of the text messages are from cell phone records registered to Joanna McElrath, Robin Glen James, Robert J. McElrath and Matt Wood
Text messages sent between the cell phones of Joanna McElrath (Beckett) and Robin Glen James the evening of Saturday, Jan. 1, tell how the two worked together to allegedly murder Susanville police officer Robert McElrath that night.
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