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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

PDH board approves plan for $10 million construction loan

Laura Beaton 
Staff Writer 

The Plumas District Hospital (PDH) Board of Directors approved a request to apply for a $10 million loan to finance a hospital construction project.  

CEO Doug Lafferty presented the proposal, Tuesday, Oct. 2, which included architectural drawings for new construction and renovation of existing facilities, projections for costs of the project, financing methodology, project timelines and summary. 

The project’s financing would come from a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Read more: PDH board approves plan for $10 million construction loan

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Low Cost health screening scheduled for second week of October

Feather Publishing

Plumas District Hospital will hold the annual Fall Health Screening during the second week of October.   The low-cost health screening will take place from 6:30 am – 8:30 am beginning Monday, October 8 and running through Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Quincy

Feather Publishing
Updated 10/3/2012
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Lawrence and Church Streets in downtown Quincy about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  The male victim was take by ambulance to Plumas District Hospital. 
Photo by Debra Moore


A Tuesday evening mishap between a vehicle and a pedestrian sent a man to the hospital with major head injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Londa Lehman, 66, of Quincy was driving westbound on Lawrence Street and preparing to turn left onto Church Street. Michael Thorton, 40, of Lodi was walking eastbound on the south sidewalk of Lawrence and came to a stop at the intersection with Lawrence. Thorton allowed several vehicles to pass before proceeding eastbound in the crosswalk on Lawrence. Lehman did not see Thorton and turned left onto Church Street.

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County finally gets new head librarian

Laura Beaton

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Lynn Sheehy is the new county librarian for Plumas County. The former librarian for Lassen County, she has also taught social studies courses at Lassen College and Susanville High School for many years.  Photo by Laura Beaton

Staff Writer

  The long wait for a permanent county librarian is over. Lynn Sheehy, former Lassen County librarian, took over the helm Sept. 17.

  “I love to just sit in libraries,” Sheehy said. “I loved the smell of books as a little girl.”

  As county librarian, Sheehy oversees the staff of all county library branches: Portola, Greenville, Chester and Quincy, where she is based and works 30 hours a week.

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Sen. Gaines emphasizes necessity of tax and regulatory reform

Laura BeatonGaines
Staff Writer

  Sen. Ted Gaines flips a mean pancake, as the full house at the Elks Lodge in Quincy saw at a special annual community leaders breakfast sponsored by Gaines on Sept. 27.

  Gaines, representing Senate District 1, is a small-business owner and father of six residing in Placer County. He shared accomplishments and concerns with constituents.

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