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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Earthquake strikes eastern Plumas County

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
1/17/2011

An earthquake shook eastern Plumas County shortly after 11:00 Sunday night.  The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported to be 5 miles north of Portola near Lake Davis according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

So far there are no reports of damage.

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Plumasnews.com emphasizes local breaking news

We have been working to make Plumasnews.com the best source for local breaking news in Plumas County.  Our recent very high web traffic is a testament to how you are relying on this website for local information.

Unfortunately the high traffic levels have stressed our web server to the point that response times on our web site have become too slow.  We are in the process of up-grading our web server to fix this problem and provide you with a more responsive web site.

We appreciate your patience while we up-grade our web system.

 

 

 

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DA's murder complaint details officer's death

Tuesday, Jan. 11 - On Monday, Jan. 10, Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns filed two complaints of premeditated murder and conspiracy against Robin James Glen and Joanna (Beckett) McElrath in the Lassen County Superior Court. The complaint also outlines how the alleged murder of Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath took place.

According to the complaint, on or about Saturday, Jan. 1, James, 46, provided Joanna McElrath, 36, with prescription narcotic medications that were intended to be given to the victim without his knowledge.

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Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/12/2011



Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) and the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) recently filed a joint administrative appeal to the Plumas National Forest (PNF) Travel Management Plan.

The appeal document argued the new plan would adversely impact not only motorized recreational use of the forest but also cut down access necessary for "camping, firewood cutting, hunting, fishing, hiking, driving for pleasure, horseback riding, bicycling, nature viewing, relaxing" and other non-motorized uses.

Read more: Groups appeal Plumas National Forest OHV plan

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Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/12/2011

Out of 140 high schools and hundreds of teachers, it was Greenville Junior Senior High School teacher Travis Rubke who was named Educator of the Year for Region 2.

He was awarded the distinguished title Wednesday, Jan. 5, in Redding, where several local faculty, staff and directors were present.

Read more: Travis Rubke named Teacher of the Year

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GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD


Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
1/12/2011

Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District (GLRID) has been talking about making the conversion to a community services district for many years. The local agency formation commission (LAFCO) process was lengthy and costly and, while GLRID made halting attempts at pursuing the conversion, the district shied at the cost.

Read more: GLRID ready to make the switch to CSD

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