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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Recall moving forward: Residents upset with the Indian Valley Community Services District’s board gathered enough signatures to force a recall election for three of the directors.
  • Sticker shock: Developers of the stalled Feather River Inn project say they are stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for an up-front $250,000 annexation fee.
  • Scam revealed: A Quincy man was almost certain an offer to earn cash as a secret shopper was a scam... But he decided to play along.

Electric companies come to agreement

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
3/31/2010


    Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, Plumas and Sierra counties, the city of Portola and the city of Loyalton withdrew protests filed with the California Public Utilities Commission when a settlement agreement was reached with Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba Nevada Energy, but for the purposes of this article called Sierra Pacific) and California Pacific Electric Co., LLC (CalPeco), buyer of Sierra Pacific’s California holdings.

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Almanor basin gains disaster relief equipment

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
3/31/2010


    Emergency Services Manager Charles McCaul of the Three River Chapter and Shasta Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the delivery of an emergency service vehicle to the Lake Almanor Basin, March 25.
    “On this date, volunteers Linda White, Tom Fisher and Pat Clark of the Almanor branch of the Three Rivers Chapter picked up the ERV from the Yuba City headquarters and brought it to Chester, where it will be staged,” he said.

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Schools open, buses slow with 16 inches of snow in Portola

3/31/2010 - 5:30 a.m.

As of 5:30 a.m. all schools in the Plumas Unified School District will be open and starting on time for Wednesday, March 31, 2010. A quick check around the county shows 12 inches of snow fell overnight in the Portola area for a total of 16 inches. Quincy received 2-6 inches, while Chester only has one inch of new snow at this time, but the roads are slick. So far this storm has concentrated more on the south side of the county.

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Gusty winds, rain and snow forecast, schools open Tuesday

3/30/2010 - 6 a.m.

Wind gusts over 45 mph took place during the early Tuesday morning hours in some locations in Plumas County. There are still high wind warnings on many roads.

All schools in the Plumas Unified School District are open Tuesday and starting on schedule, but check road conditions at the Caltrans website (below) before traveling. Gusty winds, rain and snow are forecast, with the temperatures steadily falling during the day.

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395 high wind advisory

3/29/2010 - 4:30 p.m. update

Overturned big rig removed, roadway open to passenger vehicles only. High profile vehicles remain restricted from Johnstonville, junction US 395 and SR 36 to Nevada State Line due to high winds. Wind warning in effect.

3/29/2010 - 3 p.m.

Caltrans has closed route 395 at the agricultural inspection station on the California-Nevada border because of a big rig blown over near Doyle in Lassen County. A high wind advisory is also in effect from Portola to the 395 junction. A high wind advisory indicates that travel isn't recommended for trucks with permit loads, trailers or campers.

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