Four vie for three City Council seats
Three incumbents are seeking to retain their positions on the Portola City Council, but a challenger hopes to unseat one of them.
Restaurant manager Michelle Gault is challenging councilmen John Larrieu, Phil Oels and William Weaver, whose terms all expire in November. Earlier this year, Gault was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Plumas County supervisor.
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Grand Jury commends city staff, raps council
The 2012-13 Plumas County Grand Jury report is out, and the city of Portola received mixed reviews.
The Grand Jury applauded the city staff and wrote, “They are to be commended for a job well done even under adverse circumstances,” but the City Council didn’t fare as well.
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Voluntary evacuation issued for Canyon Dam
Due to the continued spread of fire to the northeast, the Plumas County Sheriff issued a Voluntary Evacuation Notice for Canyon Dam, Big Meadows, and Rocky Point Campground at 5 PM, August 13, 2012. Please see the Sheriff's Evacuation Order Below.
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Investigation finds deputy shooting justified
Plumas County Sheriffs Deputy Tom Froggatt’s actions on June 19 probably saved several lives.
That was the finding of a seven-week investigation into a violent disturbance at the Evergreen Trailer Park in Quincy. The confrontation ended with Froggatt fatally shooting 36-year-old Quincy resident Dennis Jason Majewski.
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Fire crews respond to a new wildland fire
2:50 p.m. update
The Forest Service has turned around all resources that have not yet arrived at the fire. They are not calling the fire contained yet, but it is apparently knocked down and they are comfortable they can control it and hold it with the resources on the scene. This will be the last update unless conditions change.
2:40 p.m. update
The Forest Service incident comander has cancelled the air tanker suggesting they are getting a handle on this fire which has been named the Willow Fire.
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