Storm conditions trigger emergency declaration for Plumas County
Delain FragnoliManagging Editor1/25/2010
As some Almanor Basin residents approached 48 hours without power, county officials declared a state of emergency late Friday afternoon, Jan. 22. The declaration makes the county eligible for state aid and financial assistance.
Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, who represents the Lake Almanor Basin, said the declaration was due in large part to conditions in Chester, which has been the hardest hit area in Plumas County. Heavy snowfall has toppled trees, which have taken out power lines, crashed through carports and landed on home roofs.
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State mandates raise in Portola sewer costs
Diana JorgensonPortola Editor1/27/2010
The Portola City Council reviewed new requirements in its wastewater discharge permit at its Jan. 13 meeting and found that meeting these requirements will put the sewer fund into a negative balance situation for the first time.
Read more: State mandates raise in Portola sewer costs
National Weather Service issues urgent weather message
Urgent - Winter Weather MessageNational Weather Service Sacramento CA345 AM PST Mon Jan 25 2010
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including The Cities Of...Chester...Quincy...Blue Canyon
...Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 AM Pst
Read more: National Weather Service issues urgent weather message
USDA to hold jobs forum
The USDA is currently holding a series of job forums in most California counties to discuss job creation and economic growth.
The Plumas/Sierra counties forum is scheduled for 5:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the
Calpine Elks Lodge , 71292 Highway 70 in Maybe.
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All Plumas schools open and buses on normal schedule
1/25/2010 - 6 a.m.
Power has been restored in both Greenville and Chester and all Plumas schools are open and buses are running on their normal schedule for Monday, January 25, 2010.
Some PG&E customers could be out of power through Saturday
Feather Publishing 1/22/2010 - 11 a.m. update
Transmission power has been restored to the Chester substation and about 1000 customers in town are without power, but 600 now have power back on. Crews are now repairing distribution lines damaged to bring power back on to other Chester customers.
Read more: Some PG&E customers could be out of power through Saturday