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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.

-Headline News

Library gets high-speed Internet service

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
2/19/2014
 

Quincy library patrons can kiss their Internet woes goodbye now that high-speed fiber optic Internet service has arrived.

County librarian Lynn Sheehy announced the arrival Feb. 5 of new high-speed service made possible by the installation of Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications’ fiber optic network.

Read more: Library gets high-speed Internet service

 

Gold medalist has Portola ties

SkiGoldFeather Publishing
2/18/2014
 

David Wise won a gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Wise, the grandson of legendary Portola High School football coach Bob Wise, won gold in the free-ski half-pipe competition.

The 23-year-old Wise entered the Winter Games as the favorite in the event, which debuted as an Olympic sport this year.

Wise was cheered on by a large contingent of family members who traveled to Russia to support him.

 

Appreciation of the natural beauty of wood leads to retirement hobby

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Lyle Woodford is not only a fine woodworking artist but a collector as well. Most of the hand-tooled models he has created are on display in his home. Photos by M. Kate West

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/18/2014
 

Chester resident Lyle Woodford makes time, in each day of his retirement, to create movement and beauty from discarded scraps of wood.

Looking for a job, he moved to Chester in 1962 and was hired by the Collins Pine Co. Over the next 36 years he worked in the Woods Division, where he performed automotive maintenance and welding on a variety of heavy logging vehicles, both at the mill site and out in the woods.

After 36 years on the job he retired in 1998, but the change of daily location obviously didn’t dim his desire to tinker with a variety of heavy vehicles and tools.

Read more: Appreciation of the natural beauty of wood leads to retirement hobby

 

Cable and Internet outage due to transmission problem

Feather Publishing
2/17/2014
 

About half of the New Day Broadband cable and Internet users in Quincy have been without service since Sunday.

According to a company spokesperson, the outage is due to a transmission line problem. A technician is scheduled to work on the issue Monday afternoon and restore service as soon as possible.

 

Drought conditions lead to early need for defensible space around homes

Feather Publishing
2/17/2014
 

Already this year, CalFire has responded to nearly 300 wildfires that have charred more than 700 acres, reports the agency. As a result, CalFire officials are reminding residents to ensure they are maintaining 100 feet of defensible space, a reminder that comes several months earlier than normal.

Read more: Drought conditions lead to early need for defensible space around homes

 

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