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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.

Measure B turnout tops 60 percent

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/30/2010


Kathy Williams, Plumas County clerk/recorder, reported as of mid-afternoon Monday, voter turnout for the Measure B ballot had reached 61 percent.

Of the 4,481 ballots issued, 2,713 have been returned - more than in the Measure A vote. A total of 2,500 ballots were cast in that election.

Read more: Measure B turnout tops 60 percent

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College launches new student programs, keeps wary eye on state budget situation

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/27/2010


As Feather River College gears up for the 2010-11 year, the New Student Orientation Day Friday, Aug. 20, was packed with information, energy and just plain fun.

Students relaxed on the lawn, enjoyed a barbecue lunch, visited and got used to being on campus - or back on campus.

Read more: College launches new student programs, keeps wary eye on state budget situation

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UP pays $17.3 million in damages for Rich Fire

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
8/27/2010


Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay more than $17 million for damages and suppression costs related to the 2008 Rich Fire on the Plumas National Forest.

The payment, announced by government officials, settled a federal claim after a Forest Service investigation concluded a crew of railroad workers negligently ignited the fire by cutting and welding rail without using tent shields.

Read more: UP pays $17.3 million in damages for Rich Fire

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