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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.

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Local election slate set for June

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/18/2014

 

All incumbent county office holders, as well as two challengers for District 5 supervisor, met the March 7 deadline to file nomination papers and declarations of candidacy for the June election.

Clio residents Jeff Engle and Jim Judd are challenging incumbent Supervisor Jon Kennedy to represent Graeagle, Mohawk Valley and East Quincy.

Read more: Local election slate set for June

 

Fairgrounds offers free disposal of electronic waste

Feather Publishing
3/17/2014
 

The tradition of “Cleanest and Greenest” fairground in the West continues. Once again, the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds go “green” by sponsoring an e-waste recycling event May 2 and 3 at the fairgrounds. Most electronic waste can be brought to the collection center located just outside the front gate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Read more: Fairgrounds offers free disposal of electronic waste

 

Lassen plans for year-long centennial celebration

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/16/2014

 

Plans are already underway for the 2016 centennial celebration for Lassen Volcanic National Park and the National Park Service.

Lassen Park Superintendent Darlene Koontz appeared before the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 4 to discuss the celebration and share other information about the park, including the impact it has on the surrounding area.

Read more: Lassen plans for year-long centennial celebration

 

Early history of Indian Valley revealed

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Crescent Mills is one of the dominant communities in Indian Valley. In the late 1800s it rivaled Greenville in size and was considered the largest town in the county. Photo courtesy Cy Hall Memorial Museum
Samantha P. Hawthorne

Staff Writer
3/15/2014
 


Although Indian Valley is currently small in population, it is rich in history and was for some time known as the largest community in Plumas County.

Over the last 1-1/2 centuries, numerous communities were born within the valley borders. Before the towns were established, however, the area was home to the Mountain Maidu, and before that it was nothing but a large body of water.

Read more: Early history of Indian Valley revealed

 

Quincy S Club wants your vote

Feather Publishing
3/15/2014
 

The Quincy High School S club is organizing an event for National Fire Protection Association Community Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 3 and hopes to reduce fuel around elderly/disabled properties in Quincy.

Read more: Quincy S Club wants your vote

 

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