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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/8/2010

Two cases of salmon poisoning in dogs have been confirmed in the last two to three weeks; Beckwourth veterinarian Dr. Martin Schafer treated them.

The disease, traditionally found in uncooked salmon, is a regional thing, found from north of San Francisco to Oregon. Eating or licking raw fish infects dogs.

Read more: Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis

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Holiday Words & Music all around Plumas

Feather Publishing
12/8/2010

Take a respite from all the holiday hubbub and get into the real spirit of the season by joining with friends and neighbors at any of Plumas Arts’ Words & Music holiday celebrations in the coming weeks.

Each Words & Music venue has a different feel and flair, so start with one and make it a goal to try them all, either this month or in the coming year.

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Forgay Point Road maintenance stirs controversy

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
12/8/2010

The controversy around maintenance work done by the county at Forgay Point Road in Indian Valley came up at a recent Plumas County Planning Commission meeting.

Commissioner Betsy Schramel asked if the road department consulted with the planning department or was aware that a heritage site existed there.

“I don’t know if they’re aware, they didn’t discuss it with us,” senior planner Becky Herrin responded.

Read more: Forgay Point Road maintenance stirs controversy

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Whose road is it anyway? Old Forgay Point Road is contested

 

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
Reprinted from 10/13/2010

Old Forgay Point Road, which runs through private ranch lands between Pioneer and Forgay roads, is under contention, and has been for many years.

It’s legally considered a public road, because it was commonly used before the Crescent Grade on Highway 89 was completed.

Read more: Whose road is it anyway? Old Forgay Point Road is contested

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Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/8/2010

No more than two people seemed to agree on any one issue at the last meeting of the Portola City Council. The meeting itself, nearly everyone would agree, was contentious and painful.

The special meeting Dec. 2 was wholly devoted to the reorganization of the council: per election results and to fill the seat recently vacated by Bill Kennedy.

Read more: Portola City Council appoints member, amid protests

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Chester gains ice skating rink

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/8/2010

Almanor Recreation and Park District (ARPD) recently announced its plan to offer ice-skating activities at the Truman Collins Sports Complex between Dec. 11 and mid-February.

Weather dependent (frozen ice required), the skating rink will operate from 4 – 8 p.m. daily, seven days a week as an official Winterfest activity.

Read more: Chester gains ice skating rink

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