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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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Rec and Tech views fiber optics as another county attribute

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/10/2014

 

As Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications continues to roll out its fiber optic line, an effort is underway to control expectations.

Yes, someday it may bring high-speed Internet to most residents’ doorsteps, but for now the utility is focusing on businesses, establishing hotspots for residents and tourists to access, and linking the communities.

Read more: Rec and Tech views fiber optics as another county attribute

 

Graphic design student from Portola wins national award

Makenzie Davis
Staff Writer
3/9/2014

Wine branding and packaging landed a local college student a top spot in the American Package Design Awards, by Graphic Design USA.

Jacob Brennan, 21, a graphic design student at Lassen Community College, submitted his wine branding and packaging to the 2014 American Package Design Awards not expecting to win, but he came out victorious as one of the 300 winners selected from more than 1,800 entries.

Read more: Graphic design student from Portola wins national award

 

Downed power line causes power outage and road closure

Feather Publishing
3/9/2014 

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At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, a power line fell across Highway 70 at the crest of what is commonly referred to as Cemetery Hill in Quincy. The line remained fully energized causing both a power outage and road closure.

Read more: Downed power line causes power outage and road closure

 

Chester Public Utility District appoints new board member

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
3/9/2014

 

The Chester Public Utility District board of directors has a new member.

At a Tuesday, Feb. 25, special meeting, the board unanimously approved the addition of Garn Pringle to fill the open seat.

Read more: Chester Public Utility District appoints new board member

 

Wife pleads guilty to 2011 murder of Susanville police officer

Sam Williams
Staff Writer
3/7/2014
 

Joanna McElrath, 39, who pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 28 to the Jan. 1, 2011 premeditated and deliberate first-degree murder of her husband, off-duty Susanville police officer Robert McElrath, will be a senior citizen if she’s ever allowed to walk free from behind those prison walls.

According to a plea bargain offered by Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns, McElrath is expected to receive a 25-years-to-life sentence during a 1:30 pm. May 23 hearing in Lassen Superior Court.

Read more: Wife pleads guilty to 2011 murder of Susanville police officer

 

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