County doles out tourism grants
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.
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Two plead not guilty in murder of police officer
During a Monday, Jan. 10 arraignment, Joanna McElrath (Beckett) and Robin Glen James pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy.
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Fatal plane crash at Chester Airport
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.
|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.
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Two arrested in alleged murder of police officer
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.
|Officer Robert McElrath's death an apparent homicide.
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.
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Court affirms Dyer Mt. environmental process
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.
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