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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.

Streetlights will stay on—for now

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor

    Streetlights will stay on for now due to a vague promise to pay the January streetlight bill Wednesday, Dec. 9, when directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District met in Greenville.
    Finance Committee Chairman Mike Yost reported to directors about the annual district budget and a response from county and PG&E officials.

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City receives clean audit; is cautious about future

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor

    Portola’s City Council members received a review of the city’s audit of the 2008–09 fiscal year at the Dec. 9, meeting and found it good.
    With $4 million in reserves, the city is weathering the storms of the current financial climate better than many California cities, but has adopted a “wait and see” attitude toward the future, as the state borrows from cities and counties to meet deficits.

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Portola girls grace Christmas card

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor

    Nine years ago, Sarah Baty was a child with a life-threatening illness. Today, she is a healthy young girl whose story became the focal piece for what Family House, a nonprofit foundation in San Francisco, is all about.
    Sarah, now 11, and her younger sister, Stella, 8, are on the front of the organization’s Christmas card and promotional mailing this year, smiling and sending signs of peace and good will to all.

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New owners assume Dyer Mountain responsibilities

Sam Williams
News Editor

Supervisors want to collect more than $1.1 million in back taxes, penalties and interest.

    The development of Dyer Mountain, the proposed 6,700-acre, four-season resort near Westwood, has entered yet another phase.
    By a 4-1 vote, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to allow the new owners of the property to assume the developer agreement and all the rights, responsibilities and obligations enjoyed by the previous owners, Dyer Mountain Associates.

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Arrests made in Meadow Valley home invasion

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

    Four men were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a home invasion robbery in Meadow Valley last week.
    Christopher Cudia, 25, Ronnie Williams, 22, Darnell Hamilton, 21, and Sterling Jamison, 22, were charged with robbery and burglary.

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