Quincy nursing home slated for closure Local leaders look for options to keep it open
|“There is an urgent need for a cooperative effort in our community to save our nursing home.”
Dr. Ross Morgan
Local health care leaders learned last week that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
“There is an urgent need for a cooperative effort in our community to save our nursing home,” said Dr. Ross Morgan, the facility’s medical director.
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Plumas Audubon Society to present on local birds at MCRC Speakers Bureau
|Jerry Williams assists researchers in their tracking of the rough-legged hawk. Photos courtesy Plumas Audubon Society
Plumas County is a rich and diverse area that is home to many animals. Because the county has little development and numerous lakes and waterways, the area naturally attracts a wide variety of birds and is an area of interest to birders and wildlife enthusiasts, many of whom travel here specifically to observe them.
This diversity of birds is part of what makes the county unique and a great place to live and visit. Some of the birds that visit the area are rare — migratory birds that return year after year from exotic places across thousands of miles of ocean and land. Even in winter there are many species of birds that call Plumas County home.
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School board attributes cost of facility repairs to not meeting state minimum on classroom spending
Plumas Unified School District was not able to spend the state-mandated minimum percentage of its budget in the classroom, board president Leslie Edlund announced at the Jan. 15 board meeting.
The state requires each school district to spend at least 55 percent of its budget in the classroom, but PUSD only spent 47.1 percent during the 2013-14 year.
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Rancheria welcomes new doctor, sees all patients
Miriam S. Cody
|Dr. Roger Cox
The Greenville Rancheria welcomed a new care provider to its Greenville office, Dr. Roger Cox. Cox has worked for the Greenville Rancheria Tribal Health Center in Red Bluff since 2011.
He came to Greenville originally to fill in and he liked the area, he said, so he moved. Dr. Margaret Alspaugh, executive director of the Greenville Rancheria, said Cox specializes in diabetes.
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Plumas birder breaks personal record down under
James WilsonStaff Writer
|This southern cassowary, spotted by Colin Dillingham, lives in Kuranda, an area in Queensland, Australia. The flightless bird has no keel on its sternum bone.
When listening to Quincy’s Colin Dillingham talk about birding, one must pay extra attention. He uses a lot of “fowl” language.
Dillingham just finished breaking a personal record for the number of bird species he has seen in one year. Partly due to a trip to Australia, Dillingham marked 625 species for 2014.
Dillingham arrived back in Quincy last week, energized for another year of birding, the hobby that has taken him to the ends of the world.
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