Potential propane disaster in Delleker prevented
Fire responders work to clean up a leaking propane tank in Delleker on Monday afternoon. The dangerous process called for a power outage in the Eastern Plumas area around 12:20 Monday afternoon. Photo by Carolyn Carter
On Monday, Nov. 19, residents of Portola and Delleker were faced with a powerless afternoon. The outage was a result of a propane leak in Delleker, and around noon all power on the north side of the Feather River was shut off.
A Bi-State propane truck sprang a leak off of Bella Vista Drive and Cuesta Way while filling up a tank in the neighborhood.
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Supervisors approve purchase of new Search and Rescue vehicle
Against the advice of their attorney, Plumas County supervisors authorized $75,000 to purchase a new vehicle for Search and Rescue, replacing a damaged 1985 vehicle that is described as being unsafe to use.
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New CHP officer embraces change of pace
Plumas County’s newest CHP officer, Reid Mason, right, is flanked by Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter. Mason, who transferred from South Los Angeles, will be working in the Portola Resident Post. Photo by Dan McDonald
Reid Mason says he spends a lot of time admiring his neighbors’ wood piles. He can’t help it.
“Everyone has wood envy around here,” Mason said with a smile. “You see somebody’s stack and you go ‘oh man, he’s ready for winter.’
“And then you see my stack and you say ‘oh, he’s got a ways to go.’ So wood envy is a big thing I see in this county. It’s really a funny thing. But we are into it.”
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Almanor Fishing Association works to improve Almanor fishing
Since the late 1800s, artificial methods to increase the fish population in California have been employed in order to fill a void between nature’s ability to produce fish and anglers’ demands for them.
To keep up with the demand, the California state Legislature passed “An Act to provide for the restoration and preservation of fish in the waters of this state” April 2, 1870. Under this act, the three newly appointed commissioners of fisheries were given the duty to establish “fish breederies” and stock streams, lakes and bays with both foreign and domestic fish.
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DA needs more money investigating public corruption
Five major fraud investigations, which include two potential public corruption cases, plus a homicide, sent District Attorney David Hollister to the Board of Supervisors asking for help.
During his Nov. 13 appearance before the board, Hollister reminded the supervisors that he warned them during the budget hearings that he would probably need more money to pay for investigations this fiscal year.
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