Big Rig accident west of Quincy; traffic affected
Feather Publishing1/29/2010; 3:30 p.m.
An overturned big rig has partially blocked the route from Quincy down the Feather River Canyon. Initially both lanes were blocked but as of 3:30 Cal Trans reports that one lane is open with controlled traffic. The crash reportedly spilled a load of lumber onto the road, and radio traffic indicated about two gallons of diesel fuel has spilled out so far. The crash site is between the Greenville Wye and Spanish Creek Bridge; travel from Greenville down the Canyon towards Oroville will likely be unaffected. Photo submitted1/30/20107:00 a.m. Update
Highway 70 has been cleared and is open to normal traffic.
Hearing on Almanor development postponed
Winter weather and road conditions forced postponement Tuesday, Jan. 19, of a public hearing about the Lake Front at Walker Ranch project at Lake Almanor.
County supervisors were set to hear an appeal of the planning departmentís approval of the environmental review document for the development. When the developerís representative, the appellants and an environmental consultant could not make it to the meeting in Quincy because of last weekís winter storm, the board tentatively moved the hearing to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
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PG&E cautions snowmobilers about debris beneath snow
Snowmobilers are cautioned to avoid riding near power lines, even in areas where power has been restored, due to debris that may be just below the snow surface, Pacific Gas and Electric Company advised.
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Portola butcher retires after 33 years
Diana JorgensonPortola Editor1/27/2010
Soon, a Portola institution, Klein’s Quality Meats, will be no more. After 33 years cutting meat for local residents, Joe Klein will retire at the end of January.
Klein learned the family trade in Germany at the age of 10. After school, he would go to work in the family business that began in 1923.
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SWAT team practices for hostaqe incident
Volunteers from Plumas Bank and the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office helped the Plumas County SWAT Team practice a hostage scenario Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Plumas Bank office in Quincy. For more pictures, see next week’s paper. Photo courtesy of Plumas County Sheriffs Department
Bucks Lake Lodge burns to the ground
Photo by Mary James Mike Taborski Publisher Updated 1/27/2010
While long overdue, but genuinely welcomed by snowmobile and skiing enthusiasts, last week’s heavy Sierra snowfall crippled volunteer firefighters’ efforts to respond to an early morning fire Wednesday, Jan. 20, that completely destroyed historical Bucks Lake Lodge, two outbuildings and the owner’s adjacent cabin residence. No injuries were reported.
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