Plumas County Newswire

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  1. Storm leaves fallen trees, power outages in its wakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees. The Plumas County Sheriff's Office reported that 911 dispatchers were overwhelmed with callers reporting power outages and asking questions. ...

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  2. State superintendent visits Plumas schoolsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Feather River Bulletin

    Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District's board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn't as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power. Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

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  3. No school in Quincy TuesdayRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Feather River Bulletin

    Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District's board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn't as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power. Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

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  4. Recall election will cost district thousandsRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Feather River Bulletin

    Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District's board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn't as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power. Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

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  5. Murder suspect appears in courtRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... jail clothing, the shackled and expressionless Altes quietly conferred with his appointed attorney before Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman read the charges against the 44-year-old Butterfly Valley man. "Yes sir," Altes replied when the ...

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  6. PG&E crews make strong progress on power restorationRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Feather River Bulletin

    By Friday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews have restored power to nearly all customers in the North Valley division impacted by Thursday's storm. By 9 a.m. Friday, about 2,000 customers are without power in PG&E's North Valley division - nearly all of them in Plumas County from outages that began today during snowy weather.

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  7. Supervisors ask Forest Service to reconsider picture policyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... told the supervisors. They agreed and sent the letter. Jail still a priority Addressing the state of the Plumas County jail remains a priority for the supervisors and they instructed county Treasurer Julie White to proceed with securing $2 million ...

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  8. Plumas County storm updatesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... immediate area is being evacuated, which includes Bucks Lake Lodge and cabins. PG&E, OES, Forest Service and Plumas County Road Dept. have been notified. This is a Hazmat incident. The road is closed in both directions just past Bucks Lakeshore ...

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  9. Preparing for the Wet Weather, High Winds and Power OutagesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... 12/10/2014 The National Weather Service is forecasting the first significant winter storm of the season to hit Plumas County late Wednesday through Friday evening. "The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services is preparing for high winds, power ...

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  10. State superintendent visits schoolsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Feather River Bulletin

    Tom Torlakson, the California state superintendent of public instruction, plans to visit two schools in Plumas County later this morning. Torlakson, who is expected to be in the county from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will tour Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville Elementary and Junior-Senior High School campus during his visit.

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  11. Plumas County homicide suspect arrested in Glenn County after vehicle breaks downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Artois >> Authorities in Glenn County arrested a man who was wanted in connection to a homicide in Plumas County after the vehicle in which he reportedly fled broke down. Just after midnight Tuesday, the Glenn County office of the California Highway Patrol alerted the Glenn County Sheriff's Office that officers found a 1999 GMC Suburban that William Leo Altes III, 44, was believed to be driving, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.

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  12. State asks Supreme Court for depublication in mining caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Feather River Bulletin

    In September, Brandon Rinehart won his appeal against a 2012 ruling that he used vacuum and suction dredge equipment for gold mining without a permit in Plumas County. Rinehart claimed federal law prevailed and gave him the right to mine his federal mining claim despite the California moratorium on dredging.

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  13. Rescuers receive special trainingRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... Schmid, Rebecca Steen and Jim Mann, of Quincy fire; and Melinda Heard, of Graeagle Fire. Photos by Tom Forster Plumas County's mountainous terrain often requires emergency personnel to scale mountainsides to rescue people who have gone over the edge ...

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  14. Plumas County homicide suspect arrested in Glenn County after vehicle breaks downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Artois >> Authorities in Glenn County arrested a man who was wanted in connection to a homicide in Plumas County after the vehicle in which he reportedly fled broke down. Just after midnight Tuesday, the Glenn County office of the California Highway Patrol alerted the Glenn County Sheriff's Office that officers found a 1999 GMC Suburban that William Leo Altes III, 44, was believed to be driving, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.

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  15. Man arrested in death of Greenville womanRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Lassen County Times & Westwood Pine Press

    A Plumas County man was arrested just after midnight Tuesday on a charge of murder in the death of 51-year-old Greenville resident Lauren Lindskog Allen. William Leo Altes III was arrested at a rest stop on Interstate 5 near Willows.

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  16. Large Propane Leak Causes Concern in Plumas CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | KTVN Reno

    Plumas County Dispatch received several 911 calls reporting a tank in the traffic lane of Highway 70 at Redburg, near the Golden King restaurant in Quincy. Fire personnel and AmeriGas representatives worked open the tank further slowing the leak.

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  17. Train derailment amplifies concerns in canyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Eleven cars loaded with corn spilled in the Feather River Canyon on Tuesday near Virgilia, upstream from Belden in Plumas County. BELDEN >> An 11-car train derailment that happened about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Feather River Canyon wasn't a particularly big deal, but a Plumas County official said it has to be seen as a reminder of what could happen if train cars loaded with something ugly went off the rails in the same general area.

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  18. Detailment sends section of train into the Feather River CanyonRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | News10.net

    ... Eleven cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed along Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon, in Plumas County early Tuesday, sending loads of corn and several rail cars plunging into the canyon. Work began almost immediately to replace track ...

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  19. Railroad cars derail near Feather River in Plumas Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Crews are cleaning up corn that spilled down a canyon and into a river when a freight train derailed in rural Northern California, near Highway 70. Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt said 11 or 12 of the train's 106 cars came off the tracks a little past 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Feather River Canyon, near the town of Belden in Plumas County. The train -- headed from Nebraska to the Central Valley -- had an engineer and conductor on board, but they were not injured.

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  20. Santa Train spreads Christmas cheer to visitors, locals alike in PortolaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Feather River Bulletin

    ... began in Green Bay, Wisconsin, then took him to the San Francisco Bay area, and finally delivered him to Plumas County, working for both the Western and Union Pacific railroads. Over the course of that journey, he served in the military, met his ...

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