Fire officials say Bucks Lodge fire accidental
Fire officials said Tuesday the fire that destroyed historical Bucks Lake Lodge, two outbuildings and the owner's adjacent cabin residence started accidentally near the wood-burning stove in the lodge.
The fire occurred around 4:30 a.m., January 20, 2010, and firefighter efforts were severely hampered by heavy snow. The area was accessible only by snowmobile and snow cat.Cal Fire Official Nikole Melo said in an e-mail the investigation had been concluded and the fire originated near the wood-burning stove.
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Demand for social services hits 12-year high
Plumas County Social Services Director Elliott Smart told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his department received 300 applications for assistance in November, the largest number since 1997.
Smart presented his quarterly trends report for winter 2009 to the board at a Tuesday, Feb. 9, meeting.
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City pledges $10,000 for Railroad Days 2010
Railroad Days Committee members Donna Mills and Cindy Wood recently appeared before the city council to request support from the city for this year’s Railroad Days.
In an earlier report to the council, Wood had summarized the previous year’s Railroad Days finances, which had ended in a $1,500 deficit for the event. The city had covered that final outstanding invoice and requested that the committee re-appear after the six-month financial report.
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Will the lights go out? Streetlights in Greenville, Taylorsville discussed
Indian Valley Editor
A proposal to shut off 19 streetlights in Taylorsville, Greenville and Canyon Dam will be up for action tonight, Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. Directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District will meet in the Indian Valley Civic Center, at 430 Main St. in Greenville.
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Highway 70 opens after accident in the Feather River Canyon
Feather Publishing3/3/2010 Update
State Route 70 in Plumas County near Storrie... Big rig cleared
Roadway open with R-1 chain restriction
R-1: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All
other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread
tires or chains on the drive axle.
SR 70 [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED 2 MI EAST OF THE BUTTE/PLUMAS CO LINE - DUE TO AN ACCIDENT - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
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