Graeagle Water Co. requests 52 percent rate increase
Graeagle residents recently received a letter in the mail from Graeagle Water Co. informing them that Graeagle Water Co. has requested authority from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its water rates by 52.25 percent in 2014.
The utility wrote that “the increase is necessary to offset increased operating expenses and to provide an adequate rate of return.”
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Former Indian Valley Community Services District GM Moore sentenced to prison
Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution and fines Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman gave the former Indian Valley Community Services District general manager the maximum sentence for embezzling more than $626,000 from the district while she was the GM.
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FRC board approves budget, honors retiree
The Feather River College board of trustees approved a budget for the school year that includes $14,361,067 in unrestricted funds and $4,126,170 in restricted funds at its Sept. 11 meeting.
The board had previously adopted a tentative budget, but Chief Financial Officer Jim Scoubes presented recommendations for adjustments to the board for items that weren’t in the preliminary budget.
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One dead and five injured in Highway 70 collision
By Shelley Wilkerson
Updated 9/23/14 1:00 p.m.
The woman killed in Monday’s crash has been identified as Kelly C. Millard, 45, of Quincy.
The five occupants of the truck suffered moderate to serious injuries. The truck was driven by Kevin C. Kelley, 47, and contained family members Leticia, 40, Sarah, 8, Alison, 13, and Joseph 16.
A head-on collision late Monday afternoon, Sept. 22, left one person dead and five people injured.
The accident happened on Highway 70, about three miles east of the Highway 89 junction.
|Debris is scattered across the roadway after a fatal accident on Highway 70 Monday afternoon. Photos by Shelley Wilkerson
A 4-door Toyota Matrix heading eastbound crossed the center yellow line and collided head on with a Ford F-250.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the Matrix was pronounced dead at the scene. The five passengers of the truck were all injured – two with major injuries and 3 with moderate injuries.
Two of the passengers were juveniles. The victims have not yet been identified.
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Donations from community help fire department purchase new equipment
|The volunteers that make Quincy safer pose for a team shot at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department station on Lawrence Street. The department expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the community and the years of support given to it. Photo by Maureen Forster
A couple weeks ago, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay came into the office and said he wanted to show me where all the money the department raised from its pancake breakfasts and drawings went. He definitely piqued my interest.
To show me, he went on, would involve dressing me in full fire gear and having me navigate through a burning building. Now I was intrigued.
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