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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

-Headline News

Fire officials say Bucks Lodge fire accidental

Feather Publishing
3/3/2010 

Fire officials said Tuesday the fire that destroyed historical Bucks Lake Lodge, two outbuildings and the owner's adjacent cabin residence started accidentally near the wood-burning stove in the lodge.

The fire occurred around 4:30 a.m., January 20, 2010, and firefighter efforts were severely hampered by heavy snow. The area was accessible only by snowmobile and snow cat.

Cal Fire Official Nikole Melo said in an e-mail the investigation had been concluded and the fire originated near the wood-burning stove.

Read more: Fire officials say Bucks Lodge fire accidental

 

Demand for social services hits 12-year high

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/3/2010


    Plumas County Social Services Director Elliott Smart told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his department received 300 applications for assistance in November, the largest number since 1997. 

   Smart presented his quarterly trends report for winter 2009 to the board at a Tuesday, Feb. 9, meeting.

Read more: Demand for social services hits 12-year high

 

City pledges $10,000 for Railroad Days 2010

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
3/3/2010

    Railroad Days Committee members Donna Mills and Cindy Wood recently appeared before the city council to request support from the city for this year’s Railroad Days.

In an earlier report to the council, Wood had summarized the previous year’s Railroad Days finances, which had ended in a $1,500 deficit for the event. The city had covered that final outstanding invoice and requested that the committee re-appear after the six-month financial report.

Read more: City pledges $10,000 for Railroad Days 2010

 

Will the lights go out? Streetlights in Greenville, Taylorsville discussed

Alicia Knadler

Indian Valley Editor
3/3/2010


A proposal to shut off 19 streetlights in Taylorsville, Greenville and Canyon Dam will be up for action tonight, Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.    Directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District will meet in the Indian Valley Civic Center, at 430 Main St. in Greenville.

Read more: Will the lights go out? Streetlights in Greenville, Taylorsville discussed

 

Highway 70 opens after accident in the Feather River Canyon

Feather Publishing
3/3/2010
Update

State Route 70 in Plumas County near Storrie... Big rig cleared
Roadway open with R-1 chain restriction
R-1: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All
other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread
tires or chains on the drive axle.

SR 70 [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED 2 MI EAST OF THE BUTTE/PLUMAS CO LINE - DUE TO AN ACCIDENT - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

Read more: Highway 70 opens after accident in the Feather River Canyon

 

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