Early winter storm wreaks havoc on Plumas County
Strong winds and heavy, often wet snow are causing problems across Plumas County.
PFPD Incident Commander reports PG&E crews are responding to trees and power lines down in Hamilton Branch area,
Numerous vehicle accidents have been reported including one involving two trucks and a big rig that has Highway 147 completely blocked one mile east of Canyon Dam.Chain Controls
H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic
Plumas District Hospital will hold the first of two H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinics on Tuesday, November 24, announced PDH Pharmacist Dr. Rick Foster. The clinic will take place from 10 am – 2 pm in the Quincy Family Medical Building on Bucks Lake Road next to the hospital. An administration fee of $15, payable by cash or check, is due at the time of the clinic.
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Prescription drug ODs outnumber alcohol-related ones in Plumas County
If you asked a group of your average Plumas residents what the largest cause of intoxication-related deaths in the county has been this year, excluding suicide, most people would probably guess it was DUI crashes involving alcohol.
If you gave them a hint and said it actually involved drugs they might guess that meth-related incidents would be the answer because methamphetamine is considered by many to be the largest hard-drug problem in the county and country.
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Judge decides pivotal Framework forestry case
Following up on a tentative ruling he made at the beginning of October, a federal judge has determined, after years of litigation, which forest management rules should be in play on national forests in the Sierra Nevada.
Not only did he deny injunction requests from environmental groups and the state of California to stop certain timber projects, but he also ordered projects in process or already evaluated and approved by the Forest Service to proceed. The decision affects approximately 75 projects throughout the mountain range.
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Supervisor seeks volunteers for planning advisory group
M. Kate West Chester Editor 11/19/2009
Plumas County District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall recently made a Basin-wide announcement regarding the need for Lake Almanor Basin residents to participate in the Plumas County General Plan process.
“I am looking for volunteers to serve on the General Plan Working Group for District 3. This is an opportunity to have direct influence on the General Plan process,” she said.
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Lassen Park road closes
State Route 89 "Lassen Park Loop" through Lassen Volcanic National Park has
closed for the season.