Out of touch: Pager provider abandons area
Several organizations operating on the eastern side of the county became aware of something strange in the third week in January: Their pagers were malfunctioning.
Eastern Plumas District Hospital Information Technology Manager Rick Boyd received a call from a doctor Monday, Jan. 11.
The doctor explained the hospital attempted to page him the night before and he never received the message.
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Multiple agencies respond to Basin disaster
M. Kate West
Without the assistance of multiple agencies, life, as it is known in the Lake Almanor Basin, might have come to a screeching halt during the snowstorms the week of Jan. 17ñ25.
In addition to the more than six feet of snow that fell on the West Shore of Lake Almanor and Chester, the storms brought about a Plumas County Board of Supervisors declaration of a local emergency Jan. 22.
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Positive coliform test closes one EQSD well
At a mid-January meeting, East Quincy Service District Manager Mary Henrici told the districtís board that she had isolated the well behind the district office, well #2, from the rest of the water system because of a positive total coliform test.
Total coliform tests look for bacteria that originate in dirt or plant matter, compared to fecal coliform that originates in sewage, septage or animal waste.
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All schools open Tuesday on schedule
2/9/2010 - 6:00 a.m.
The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools are open and running on time for Tuesday, Feb. 9. It is snowing in some areas, and motorists are advised to check road conditions before traveling.
Current chain controls for Plumas County can be viewed here.
National Weather Services issues Winter Storm Warning
Issued by The National Weather Service
4:32 am PST, Thu., Feb. 4, 2010
... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST FRIDAY... ... WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
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City plows through a pile of issues
After a couple of months of reduced meeting schedules for the holidays, the Portola City Council hunkered down during January meetings to tackle a number of serious issues affecting the cityís future and, at the same time, deal with a series of snowstorms that hobbled city residents.
Snowplowing issues were at the forefront of the Jan. 27 meeting, beginning with public comment from school bus driver Bob Morton who said, ìThe streets in the city were just fabulous, especially the ones leading to the schools.î
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