Appeals court upholds Moonlight decision
Effort to protect woodpecker could affect salvage logging
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision denying an injunction for the Moonlight-Wheeler Fire Recovery and Restoration Project.
The appeals court found “the record shows that the district court correctly applied” legal precedent “in its analysis throughout its thoroughly reasoned opinion.”
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County closes underaged drinking loophole
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new ordinance targeting underaged drinking at a Tuesday, Nov. 9, meeting.
District Attorney-elect David Hollister told the board the ordinance would close a loophole that many counties have encountered in state laws.
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Former coach sues college for racial discrimination
Feather River College, its athletic director Merle Trueblood and its head football coach James Johnson were sued Nov. 11 in United States District Court in Sacramento by Eric Small, former assistant head football coach, on charges of racial discrimination. Small is African-American.
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Locals look for way to keep transfer station open
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a plan to keep the Graeagle Transfer Site open on weekends for the next month while locals try to find a way to keep it open in the long term.
Graeagle resident Jack Bridge presented the views of a group of community members about the proposed closing of the area’s waste transfer site at a Tuesday, Nov. 9, meeting.
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Winter weather headed our way
National Weather Service statement as of 4:30 AM PST on November 16, 2010
... Winter weather to return to northern California this weekend...
A cold low pressure system developing over the Gulf of Alaska will drop southward and affect northern California this weekend.
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Lassen National Forest conducting fall prescribed burns
The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is conducting prescribed burns. Hand piles and machine piles are being burned in several locations. Burning is conducted in close coordination with the Air Quality Control District and under weather conditions that should minimize smoke impacts to communities, however some smoke impact may occur.
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