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Public safety power shutoffs continue

It’s time to be prepared

The rain and snow that fell throughout Plumas County during the past couple weeks eased some concerns about fire season, but the recent public safety power shutoffs conducted by PG&E are a clear reminder that we aren’t out of danger.

This past weekend’s shutoffs even included part of Plumas in the Feather River Canyon. The portions of Butte County under the advisory were adjacent to Plumas. In this issue’s regional section we are again printing the list of area businesses and services (that we are aware of) that can continue to operate during a prolonged outage. If your business can remain open and you are not on that list, please contact us. The details of how to do so are included in the listing. It’s in an easy box format, so clip it out and hold onto it for future reference.

There is also an interesting article included in this week’s newspaper about a recent meeting in Graeagle that drew over 200 people — the topic was homeowners insurance. Most of the attendees had experienced their insurance being cancelled and have been scrambling for ways to insure their homes. An insurance expert shared some tips, but it’s still clear that this remains a dismal scenario.

Both the Forest Service and CalFire have eased fire restrictions for the season, but please proceed with outdoor activities with caution. As we all are aware, the Camp Fire didn’t break out until November — a time of year when we have been historically in the clear. This is also National Fire Prevention Week and the local volunteer fire district chiefs are using this time to remind everyone to be prepared. This issue also contains a handy cutout of what you can do help protect you and your family. Look for it in the front section of your newspaper.

Homecoming spirit

Last Friday night saw Homecoming festivities come to three of our four communities. (Greenville celebrated earlier this fall.) We hope you enjoy the coverage of all of the activities that surrounded that event in your area — the parades, rallies and annual crowning of the queen. It’s all part of what makes it so special to live here in Plumas County.

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