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2014-05-13 12:33:47

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arriving in Plumas County, the first-time visitor is often agog at the sheer majesty of the scenery with more jaw-dropping-beauty-per-mile than seems imaginable. Here in Northeast California's high Sierra mountains - just a short drive from Reno International Airport - is a landscape offering an activity-packed menu for summer tourists including over 1,000,000 acres of tree-studded National Forest, more than 100 glassy lakes, and...

2009-07-28 14:37:00

PG&E Pays $14.75 Million to Settle Claims Arising from the 1999 Pendola Fire SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has agreed to pay $14.75 million to settle the government's claims of damages resulting from the 1999 Pendola fire in the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests in Northern California. The settlement is the second largest recovery in United States Forest Service history in a forest fire case. "This substantial...

2008-07-22 18:00:34

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lauren Horwood of the U.S. Department of Justice, +1- 916-554-2706, LAUREN.HORWOOD@USDOJ.GOV Largest Settlement Ever in a Forest Fire Case SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) will pay the United States $102 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by the government to recover damages connected with the 2000 Storrie forest fire in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests in Northern California, U.S....

2008-07-22 15:00:38

By Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 22--In a landmark case, the federal government will announce a $102 million settlement today with the Union Pacific Railroad Co. over a forest fire that devastated a massive national forest area near the Feather River Canyon eight years ago. It is the largest settlement ever in a lawsuit over the origin of a forest fire case, thanks in no small part to a groundbreaking order by a federal judge. The judge ruled UP must pay for the loss of...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ In a landmark case, the federal government will announce a $102 million settlement today with the Union Pacific Railroad Co. over a forest fire that devastated a massive national forest area near the Feather River Canyon in California eight years ago. It is the largest settlement ever in a lawsuit over the origin of a forest fire case, thanks in no small part to a groundbreaking order by a federal judge. The judge ruled UP must pay for the loss of public scenery and...

2008-07-03 12:00:46

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 3--A love for challenges helped bring the new interim superintendent to the Plumas Lake School District, once one of the fastest growing in California but recently hit by declining enrollment amid foreclosures in the Yuba County community. "The best thing I can do is provide some stability," Paul Carras said. Carras, 62, said he anticipates working for three to six months in the interim post until a permanent superintendent...

2008-06-16 09:00:34

By Andrea Koskey, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jun. 16--Every day Steve Nickless and his crew load up a trailer with mowers and weed trimmers and get to work on lawns. The homes they visit, though, are unoccupied. Nickless, as an employee of BV Home Services, is hired to maintain hundreds of abandoned and foreclosed homes in the Central Valley. Thursday, the crew of four was in Plumas Lake on Golden Gate Drive to clean, mow and cut weeds to make the home at 2193 look more...


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Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

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