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Road crews earn award -- Page 5A • SP! unveils large-log mill -- Page I OA Vol. 88, No. 5 •, • 530-832-4646 • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 50C Primed for disaster -- The Plumas County Grand Jury outlines the hazards of transporting volatile oil though the county by rail./Page 6B Editorial: Meaningful recognition -- Feather Publishing's award for general excellence is a reflection of the : community it ,-!! serves./Page 8B Set for an encore -- Running back Tonio Burton plans to continue where he left off last ieason as FRC's leading rusher./Fage 1C !i i:::, There is a free-lunch Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews•com Free lunch and free wood (sort of)were the main topics at the Portola City Council meeting May 27. 'Free' wood Council Member Phil Oels emphasized the bark beetle infestation is escalating at fever pace and urgent action is needed. Originally believing there were approximately 100 infected trees, Oels now estimates that number to be more than 320. "It's a way bigger project than I originally thought," he said following the meeting. "In four months we'll have 1,500 trees infected -- especially with the warm weather coming on. We really need to move on this." For several months, Oels has been recommending a See Lunch, page 4A .......... Animal lovers, and the animals they love, gather in Graeagle for High Sierra Animal Rescue's first annual Parade of Pets fundraiser in May. Photo courtesy High Sierra Animal Rescue Fundraiser coincides with canine hero's return 00owors  Staff Writer ::::: ::: : High Sierra Animal Rescue. officials said the recent Paws on Parade event in Graeagle raised $5,500 as dozens of community members defied gloomy weather conditions in support of the nonprofit. "Many folks braved the rain to participate in the Walk to Save Homeless Pets and the family festival was great fun for all," said Lori Lotts, HSAR marketing and development manager• "It was an event for the entire family and the homeless pets came out the winners." The May 23 event kicked off with the sponsor-driven, 1-mile walk around Mill Pond, followed by an HSAR Alumni Parade• The California Rescue Dog Association, Red Rover Readers, a pet psychic, music and food rounded out the festivities. Located in Portola, HSAR was founded in 1999 to end the killing of adoptable pets at local county shelters. Over the last 15 years the agency has successfully saved the lives of more than 3,700 abandoned pets by placing them into new, loving and forever homes. Some of the canines surrendered to HSAR have gone from being rescue dogs ... to rescuers• Black Pearl, a Labrador retriever, came to the animal shelter in 2007 and was later See Canine, page 4A Portola City Manager Robert Meacher, center, speaks on behalf of the city during last month's Nevada Business Connections meeting in Reno. Photo submitted Promoting Portola The message was loud and .... 40-minute commute from clear at the Nevada Business' Reno to Portola would be Connections monthly rewarded with affordable breakfast meeting: Portola is housing, plenty of water, open for business, sewer service, multiple Addressing Reno's health care providers, anticipated growing pains, schools and a plentitude of Portola City Manager Robert outdoor activities. Meacher spoke to a full room More than just a tagline, about a new spirit of Live Where You Play is a enterprise that is growing in vision statement that Portola. embodies the lifestyle of "As an up-and-coming city, living in Portola and the Portola is evolving into a surrounding area, said business-friendly city that Meacher. He said targeting has an individual approach not only business relocation to businessi" said Meacher. but also reaching the "I want to encourage all of millennial market with the the manufacturers to message to live within the consider the possibilities of Portola footprint is key to opening shop in Portola. the discovery of this city. From a commercial well "Twenty-four/seven access flowing 300 gallons per to the recreational activities minute, multiple industrial in this region truly embodies zones, airport 10 miles from the philosophy of living in downtown, fiber optic to rail High Sierra," said Meacher. spur possibilities, there are "Bottom line, Portola is considerable advantages to open for business, open to starting a business in our the commuter, families and area." especially for those who Addressing increasing want to Live Where They concerns about Reno's Play." exploding growth, Meacher For more information said he presented a very about the city of Portola visit attractive alternative to its and woes, stating that the Red Nose Day To subscribe to the Reporter, call 530-832-4646 Eastern Plumas Health Care's management team celebrates Red Nose Day to raise awareness of the plight of children and youth living in poverty throughout the world. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held May 21 in the U.S. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. Go to for more information onthe inaugural Red Nose Day efforts.'Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care