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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 3A A Pacific Gas & Electric re- made those repairs." stored power to Chester Tues- The outage affected 1,678 day, Sept. 18, at about 7:40 Chester-area customers, a.m. According to PG&E including a few customers spokesman Paul Moreno, in the Mill Creek area. "There was a gunshot thatThe 60 kilovolt line is brought down a maintrans-between Hamilton Branch mission line feeding the and Chester, just north Chester area. The outage be- of Highway 36 and south gan about 10:41 p.m. last night of New Chester Dump Road. and all power was restored at The cause is under investiga- 7:40 this morning after a crew tion. Audrey Ellis, the executive director of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, and Bob Marshall, general manager of the Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, talk to the Portola City Council and a backed chamber about the effort to promote Plumas County and the surrounding region. Using the term "rec and tech" the goal is to entice people to the county with recreation and lifestyle and enable them to live and work here with the ultimate in high-speed Internet. Photo by Debra Moore roup ig Bob Marshall and Audrey Ellis believe the future of Plumas County depends on a unique combination of recreation and technology, And they are sharing that vision with anyone who will listen - most recently the Board of Supervisors and the Portola City Council. "We're trying to get a rep- utation of very fast Internet and a great quality of life," Marshall told the City Council Sept. 12. Marshall is the general manager of Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative and Ellis is the executive di- rector of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Cotn- merce. Together they bring the two critical pieces of the rec and tech message together - it's Ellis' job to promote recreation and tourism and Marshall is bringing high- speed InteJ:net and broad= band te ology to the county through PSREC. Their vision isn't limited to Plumas. The goal is to promote the region, includ- ing Lassen and Sierra counties. "This is truly a collabora- tive effort," Marshall told the supervisors during their Sept. 4 meeting. "The lig nolog Debra Moore system to benefit Staff Writer "We're trying to get a reputation customers. ofvery fast Internet and a great quality of life." Jump Start Your Fitness Routine with One of These Classes SUMMIT BUSINESS ADVISORS Mark Smith CExP, CBI CA LIC#01525569 Plumas & Lassen Counties 0nly Licensed & Certified Business Broker Fast, Friendly Service! Tande Call Dan Locally Owned Confidential FREE Business Value Consultation 1 530-836-1570 Graeagle al their own Is this your family when it comes time for Bob Marshall General Manager, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric goal is to coordinate efforts and have one regional theme." To accomplish that goal, Marshall and Ellis have joined forces with Feather River College, Plumas Arts, and other sponsors to pro- mote the concept. They are also seeking the assistance of local cham- bers and businesses. "If we all work together this will happen," Ellis said during last week' City Council meeting. Rec and tech promoters plan to undertake a mas- sive marketing effort to get the word out. While the Chambers and other entities have alwaYs promoted recreation and tourism, they are now go- ing to tout the ability for people to work in the area as well, thanks to the ad- vent of the new technology. "We're not looking at just getting one business to move here," Marshall said, noting that now millions of people work from home and he wants to capture a por- tion of those people who would want to live and telecommute in such a beautiful area. The electric cooperative is building a fiber-optic sys- tem, which runs from Reno to Feather River College, with access to the business districts of Loyalton, Chilcoot, Beckwourth, Por- tola, Delleker, Graeagle, Sloat and Quincy Marshall said he hopes Internet access providers, the cable companies and cellular phone companies will hook up to the fiber Have you seen THE FEATHER, RIVER BULLETIN online? BREAKING NEWS BUSINESS WEATHER CLASSIFIED ADS SPORTS REAL ESTATE Driveway Slurry Sealing Hot Melted Crack Filling LEWIS P BECK JR Serving 3454 532-1470 Plumas County since 1993 Hwy 70 Oroville, CA 95965 Lic. #669409 Custom Draperies 283-1656 Hanna for appointment Until high-speed access is available for residents, hubs will be located in com- munities that will allow for 24-hour access for telecom- muters who need the fastest service possible. "We t re living in a global economy," Marshall said, "and people need to be able to communicate with mar- kets around the world." 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