Please update your Flash Player to view content.
   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

Residents unhappy with transfer station closure

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

Several Graeagle residents voiced their displeasure about the impending closure of their local transfer site during the public comment section of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 2, meeting.

They were upset with the decision; the way it was made; and the fact that it wasn’t on the board’s agenda when the motion was made.

Marcie Sheehy, of the Graeagle property owner’s board, told the board she easily raised a petition against the move in a very short time.

“We have almost 200 signatures in four days. I think we have almost the whole Graeagle population for November.”

She commented it was difficult to get to the Delleker site, the next nearest site, in the winter and said, “We’re all pretty old in Graeagle, if you’re not aware.”

Sheehy didn’t know the station was being closed until she read an article in the paper and a flier at a Graeagle gas station the week of Oct. 27.

She said the articles in the paper didn’t make her think the station would be closed down and there was no notification from the county.

Sheehy indicated her board would have talked to local homeowners about volunteering to raise their rates to pay for the station.

Graeagle resident Jack Bridge added it wasn’t clear from the agendas of the previous meetings that closure of the site was being considered.

Board chairwoman Sherrie Thrall told those present that the board wasn’t allowed to respond thoroughly during public comment because the issue was not on the agenda. Thrall said the issue would be on the agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 9, and public works staff would sit down with residents in the meantime.

“We might be able to come up with a solution that will work for everybody and keep it open,” she added.


Sports Headlines

Top Headline

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...


New class plans paddle fest

New class plans paddle fest

Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....


Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted Michael Condon Staff Writer 4/18/2014Read More...

Contact Us


Facebook Image


Local Events

National Headlines

Auto Parts
Moving and Storage
Yellow Page Directory
Yellow Pages
Advertise with us
Dining Guide
Visitors Guide
"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}