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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

High school students network with professionals at career fair

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High school students spend the morning of Sept. 17 networking with college and business representatives during the College, Career & Transfer Fair in the Feather River College gymnasium. Photos by Dan McDonald
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/26/2014


Several hundred of the county’s best and brightest students did some career one-stop shopping last week at Feather River College.

Juniors and seniors from all of the local high schools gathered in the FRC gymnasium for the College, Career & Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The fair featured 376 students, 65 business professionals and representatives from 25 colleges and universities in a four-hour mega networking conference.

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One dead and five injured in Highway 70 collision

BreakingNewsBy Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
Updated 9/23/14 1:00 p.m.
 
The woman killed in Monday’s crash has been identified as Kelly C. Millard, 45, of Quincy.

The five occupants of the truck suffered moderate to serious injuries. The truck was driven by Kevin C. Kelley, 47, and contained family members Leticia, 40, Sarah, 8, Alison, 13, and Joseph 16.

9/22/2014 

A head-on collision late Monday afternoon, Sept. 22, left one person dead and five people injured.

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Debris is scattered across the roadway after a fatal accident on Highway 70 Monday afternoon. Photos by Shelley Wilkerson
The accident happened on Highway 70, about three miles east of the Highway 89 junction.

A 4-door Toyota Matrix heading eastbound crossed the center yellow line and collided head on with a Ford F-250.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the Matrix was pronounced dead at the scene. The five passengers of the truck were all injured – two with major injuries and 3 with moderate injuries.

Two of the passengers were juveniles. The victims have not yet been identified.

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Donations from community help fire department purchase new equipment

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The volunteers that make Quincy safer pose for a team shot at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department station on Lawrence Street. The department expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the community and the years of support given to it. Photo by Maureen Forster

James Wilson
Sports Editor
9/22/2014

A couple weeks ago, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay came into the office and said he wanted to show me where all the money the department raised from its pancake breakfasts and drawings went. He definitely piqued my interest.

To show me, he went on, would involve dressing me in full fire gear and having me navigate through a burning building. Now I was intrigued.

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We can all become ‘water watchers’

Gia Martynn
Special to Feather Publishing
9/21/2014

With all the news about the drought, people are starting not only to be more conscientious about their own water use, but more attentive to water use by others as well. A recent stop at Massack Rest Area on Highway 70 outside of Quincy alerted me to a malfunctioning toilet that was automatically flushing for no reason. Unable to fix the problem myself and not knowing who to notify, I found on the Save Our Water website a link where you could report wasteful water use at state facilities. The website to become a “water watcher” can be found at saveourh2o.org/content/become-water-watcher.

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Medi-Cal managed care forums planned

Feather Publishing
9/20/2014

Included in the 2014 governor’s budget there is a mandate to enroll into managed care plans seniors and people with disabilities who currently have full Medi-Cal benefits and do not have Medicare. This transition is scheduled to occur Dec. 1 in 18 counties, including Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas and Tehama.

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