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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Grand Jury blasts county supervisors

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/8/2012

“Oblivious” and “dysfunctional.” Those were two of the words the Plumas County Grand Jury used to criticize the county’s Board of Supervisors in its 2011-12 report.

The report, which is included in its entirety in this issue of Feather Publishing newspapers, blamed the supervisors for having a “lack of vision” in tackling the county’s budget problems.

Read more: Grand Jury blasts county supervisors

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Concert cancelled due to smoke concerns

The picnic & concert Sponsored by Donnell's Musicland scheduled for this Saturday, August 11 at Downtown Farms in Greenville has been cancelled due to probable smoke & high winds. For more information contact Jim at (530) 284-1689.
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Snowmobilers want to keep Lake Davis access

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/8/2012

Snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts packed the small conference room at the Beckwourth Ranger District last Tuesday morning to comment on winter access at Lake Davis.

Voices were raised and barbs exchanged, but Lisa Sedlacek, the plan’s project manager, kept the group on topic.

Read more: Snowmobilers want to keep Lake Davis access

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CCC guard sentenced for wire fraud

Feather Publishing
8/8/2012

A California Correctional Center (CCC) officer who allegedly received thousands of dollars from inmates’ families in return for smuggling cellphones and tobacco into the Susanville facility has been sentenced.

In a press release July 23, Benjamin Wagner, United States district attorney for the Eastern District of California, announced that Bobby Joe Kirby, 54, of Reno, Nev., was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $15,635 forfeiture judgment.

Read more: CCC guard sentenced for wire fraud

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Big Springs Gardens

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/8/2012

“It wasn’t love at first sight,” according to Don Phillips, when he bought a 118-acre parcel near Sierra City in 1964, but it certainly was for this reporter who visited the property for the first time last week.

Read more: Big Springs Gardens

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