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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.

Clio residents pass tax measure; But Peninsula residents narrowly reject theirs

Plumas County election workers count ballots Nov. 5 as a member of the grand jury observes through the window, and Deputy Clerk-Recorder Tina Terrazas (standing in the background) oversees the process. Clockwise from left: Dick Castaldini, Sue Wickman, Toby Reeson and Joanne Kibbee. Photo by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer


Voters in various pockets of the county weighed in on tax measures and community services district boards in the Nov. 5 election, with varying results.

Clio residents overwhelmingly approved a $95.24 annual tax to pay the Graeagle Fire Protection District for fire protection and basic life support services.

The measure required two-thirds of the vote to pass and received 82.93 percent.

Similarly, the Peninsula Fire Protection District required two-thirds to pass its special tax of $280 per unimproved parcel and $295 per improved parcel, but fell short with 63.08 percent of the vote. The final tally was 258 yes votes to 151 no votes.

The morning after the election, County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams said the proponents of the Peninsula Fire tax are already planning to conduct a new election in the spring.

The Plumas Eureka Community Services District voters retained the three incumbents on the ballot, electing James Walker, Frank Shepard and Richard Machado.

The West Almanor Community Services District elected Michael Wilhoit, Dick Horn and Philip Springfield, failing to retain incumbents John Fricke and John Gonzales.


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