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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

College launches new student programs, keeps wary eye on state budget situation

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/27/2010


As Feather River College gears up for the 2010-11 year, the New Student Orientation Day Friday, Aug. 20, was packed with information, energy and just plain fun.

Students relaxed on the lawn, enjoyed a barbecue lunch, visited and got used to being on campus - or back on campus.

Read more: College launches new student programs, keeps wary eye on state budget situation

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UP pays $17.3 million in damages for Rich Fire

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
8/27/2010


Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay more than $17 million for damages and suppression costs related to the 2008 Rich Fire on the Plumas National Forest.

The payment, announced by government officials, settled a federal claim after a Forest Service investigation concluded a crew of railroad workers negligently ignited the fire by cutting and welding rail without using tent shields.

Read more: UP pays $17.3 million in damages for Rich Fire

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Looking for your Measure B ballot?

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/26/2010


Kathy Williams, Plumas County Clerk/Recorder, reports that her office is getting many calls from people who didn't receive their "Measure B ballot." The reason they didn't receive ballots, however, is that they're not in the Plumas District Hospital area.

Read more: Looking for your Measure B ballot?

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Posch to pay $52,000 in restitution

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
8/26/2010


Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman recently added $52,000 in restitution to High Desert State Prison Sergeant Todd Posch's sentence.

The funds will be used to compensate the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations for providing security for Posch's family while he alleged a gang was targeting him.

Read more: Posch to pay $52,000 in restitution

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