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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Collaboration nixed: The supervisors sent a letter to the CHP commissioner last week saying the county isn’t interested in collaborating on a facility that would be shared by the sheriff and CHP.
  • Final pitch: The three candidates vying for District 5 supervisor tell readers why they deserve the job.
  • Ebola experience: A Quincy nurse who worked in Liberia shares her story and encourages education about the virus.

Governor declares state of emergency

Feather Publishing
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Plumas, Shasta and Tehama Counties following recent wildfires that have destroyed residences, threatened thousands of homes and other structures and caused evacuations and road closures.

The Ponderosa Fire burning in Tehama and Shasta Counties was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning as more than 2,400 firefighters were on the fire lines.  69 structures have been destroyed.

The Chips Fire in Plumas County has been burning since July 29.  The fire is over 63,000 acres and just 40 percent contained.



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Fraud investigation under way at services district

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor

Financial irregularities found at Indian Valley Community Services District have sparked an investigation, both internal and criminal.

Plumas County District Attorney Dave Hollister said his office was contacted and is conducting an investigation into possible fraud, which occurred in the past.

Read more: Fraud investigation under way at services district

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Chips evacuations upgraded; Prattville now under mandatory evacuation

Feather Publishing
9:00 p.m. update

The Plumas County Sheriff's Department has upgraded the evacuation notice for the Chips Fire.

Prattville is now under mandatory evacuation.

A Voluntary Evacuation is in place for Almanor.

An Advisory is in effect to all West Almanor and East Shore residents (Hwy. 147) advising of the potential threat of the fire to the areas.

Highway 89 is open at this time.

Click here to read the Sheriff's Department evacuation notice.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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Power outage in Chester/Lake Almanor area

Feather Publishing

PG&E is reporting a power outage in the Chester/Lake Almanor area.  The outage effects 1,678 customers.  The outage was caused by an interruption to a main transmission lines or substations causing widespread outage.  Repair crews are on the site and estimate that power will be restored around 2:00 p.m. today.

For more information on the Chips or Reading Fires, go to our Wildfire Page.

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Running with the Bears Marathon goes on despite smoke

James Wilson
Sports Reporter

Even through smoke, the Running with the Bears Marathon will be held this Saturday, Aug. 18. Unless the start line itself is on fire, the race will continue as planned.

Because many runners are dependent on the marathon as a Boston Marathon qualifier and since the registration is nonrefundable, organizer Josie Litchfield has decided to continue with the race.

Read more: Running with the Bears Marathon goes on despite smoke

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