We are excited to offer a brand-new platform for news from and about Plumas County. It’s a challenging venture for us that we hope will soon become a valuable resource for readers countywide and beyond.
We provide unbiased coverage by reputable journalists aimed at educating and informing. We believe an engaged and civically aware public is critical to democracy, contributing to a productive, prosperous and equitable Plumas County.
The Story of The Sun
The Plumas Sun was conceived by a group of local residents, business owners and organizations who came together in early July after Plumas News announced that it would go dark at the end of the month. Plumas and Lassen counties had enjoyed a century of coverage of local events and issues by Feather Publishing, which built from one community newspaper to a fleet of six. For the last three years we have turned to Plumas and Lassen News for 24/7 reporting of breaking news as well as sports, letters to the editor, public notices and more. Now all that was ending.
The prospect of no local news was unimaginable to many of us. We quickly gathered a core group of local citizens and began discussing an alternative to the information void we were facing. By the last week of July we had a name, a website, a fiscal sponsor, and an editorial team.
What We Cover
The Plumas Sun covers local government, including the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, county government and the City of Portola. We post information about up-coming events provided by local, state and federal organizations. As our team of committed reporters expands and our funding stabilizes, we aim to increase our news coverage to include a sheriff’s blotter, community events, features, births and obituaries, and public notices.
The Plumas Sun does not cover breaking news. We have all come to rely on Plumas News for information about every siren, every jolt beneath our feet and wisp of smoke in the air. The tireless and committed Debra Moore has informed and reassured us about every least worry that impacted our days.We will all have to find other ways to inform ourselves of why the sky is darkening and the ground shaking. We do plan to provide press releases from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department, Caltrans, the U.S. Forest Service and other public and private agencies. Please bear with us as we develop those contacts and hone our own processes.