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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.

Time for Railroad Days in Portola

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/19/2010

Railroad Days will kick off tomorrow night with a Community Appreciation Picnic hosted by the city of Portola.    Portola's city council and planning commission members will barbecue dinner and serve the community a free picnic meal at City Park at 6 p.m.

Read more: Time for Railroad Days in Portola

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Plumas-Eureka State Park campground closed due to elevated plague risk

Feather Publishing
8/19/2010

 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has 

recommended that Plumas-Eureka State Park Campground be temporarily closed due to an 

elevated risk of the plague.  The level of risk was determined after CDPH sampled the park 

following the discovery of a plague-positive dead rodent. 

 

Read more: Plumas-Eureka State Park campground closed due to elevated plague risk

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Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

Feather Publishing
8/17/2010

Railroad Company Settles Claims Arising from Forest Fire in the Plumas National Forest

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday that Union Pacific Railroad Company has paid $17,364,719.61 in damages caused by the "Rich Fire" of 2008.

The fire ignited on July 29, 2008, in the Feather River Canyon of the Plumas National Forest, between Oroville and Quincy. The fire spread rapidly, and area homes were evacuated.

Read more: Union Pacific Railroad pays United States $17.3 million

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Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
8/17/2010


A 16-year-old Reno resident drowned in Lower Bucks Lake Sunday, Aug. 15, the third drowning this summer in the county. All the victims were under 30.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a call from Bucks Lake Fire reporting a possible drowning victim near Camp Timber Wolf around noon.

Read more: Teenager drowns at Lower Bucks Lake

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Renters may hold key to Measure B vote

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/18/2010

As the Measure B tax vote comes down to the wire, both campaigns are focusing on a particular segment of the voting population - renters.

These voters don't receive a property tax assessment and are historically less likely to vote than homeowners.

Read more: Renters may hold key to Measure B vote

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