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Hospital can’t save nursing home; Aquisition would threaten the financial future of PDH

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The fate of Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation with its 60 employees and 32 residents was decided yesterday afternoon. Following an emotional public meeting and a closed session of the Plumas District Hospital Board of Directors, CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple announced that the hospital would be unable to acquire the facility. Plans are underway to relocate the patients. Photo by Debra Moore

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/25/2015

Plumas District Hospital will not be taking over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Hospital CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple made the announcement following a somber public meeting yesterday afternoon and a closed session with his board of directors later in the day.

From the time Kepple and other healthcare leaders learned Jan. 14 of the proposed nursing home closure, they investigated various ways to take over the facility that employs 60 and provides a home for nearly three dozen residents. By Tuesday meeting, the census had dropped to 28.

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Garden program asks for support from ed board

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/25/2015


Representatives from the Digging In youth gardening program reported to the school board on the success of the program at the Plumas County Office of Education’s regular meeting Feb. 12.

Though the program has a strong success rate, said farmers Cody Reed and Kari O’Reilly, to ensure its future success it needs financial support from the county.

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City pledges to improve emergency systems in recent storm’s aftermath

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/24/2015

The good news — there were no reported injuries and no property damage within Portola’s city limits during the recent storm that slammed through northern California, according to Public Works Director Todd Roberts.

“We were spared,” he said. “I think there was one tree down in a vacant lot.” Add a comment

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City investigates shared lease options to reopen regional courthouse

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Portola city officials are researching potential lease options with the California Judicial Council to reopen the Plumas-Sierra Regional Courthouse as a combined-use government center. Photo by Dan McDonald
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/23/2015

At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Portola City Council authorized staff to research the feasibility of a possible shared lease agreement with the California Judicial Council to reopen the Plumas-Sierra Regional Courthouse at 600 Gulling St.

Just four years after it made its debut in June 2010, the $4.7 million, 6,500-square-foot courthouse fell victim to state budget cuts and closed in November 2014. Add a comment

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Officers, therapists honored for saving lives

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/23/2015

In the past three years, two Plumas County deputies found themselves in life-and-death situations that left them no choice but to use deadly force against an armed attacker.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood called the deputies’ actions “heroic” and said they likely saved the lives of innocent bystanders. Add a comment

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