The Hamilton Branch Community Services District passed its most recent health inspection with flying colors.
On Sept. 19, Steve Watson, staff engineer for the California Department of Public Health, conducted his regular inspection and found everything in top-notch condition. General manager Mike Roarty said that typically Watson has at least one suggestion for improvement, but this year he had none.
Eastern Plumas Health Care offers its annual drive-through flu clinic Monday, Oct. 28, from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Portola Hospital parking lot. A $15 donation is requested. More information is available by calling 832-6510.
The rattlesnakes and rodents that inhabit a garbage-filled parcel of land in Chilcoot will have to find another place to live — the Plumas Board of Supervisors has earmarked $30,000 to clean up the blighted area.
During the board’s Oct. 15 meeting, Building Official John Cunningham and Public Works Director Bob Perreault shared their plan to remove vehicles and debris from the site.
Updated 10/23/2013: The patient killed in the officer-involved shooting at Eastern Plumas Hospital in Portola on Oct. 20 has been identified as 53-year-old Mariano Mauro. The district attorney's office confirmed that Mauro died of multiple gunshot wounds.
A Plumas County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a patient at Eastern Plumas Health Care in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 20.
During an interview Sunday morning and in a followup conversation Monday afternoon, Sheriff Greg Hagwood described what transpired.
A 53-year-old white male arrived at the Portola emergency room at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, Oct. 19. Neither he nor the hospital could disclose the reason for the visit. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
The Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest is planning to implement a prescribed underburn in Plumas County, roughly 10 miles northwest of Chester.
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