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National retailer to open stores in Chester, Quincy

  Area residents will soon have another shopping option — Tennessee-based Dollar General plans to open two stores this fall in Plumas County.

  Dollar General will open 7,000-square-foot stores in Chester and Quincy, and expects to employ eight to 10 people at each location.

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Board of Supervisors update

  The Jan. 22 meeting of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors didn’t begin with a prayer, as has been the custom — it began with the flag salute led by Supervisor Sherrie Thrall.

  During the board’s prior meeting, the supervisors removed prayer from their agenda after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation objecting to the practice.

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Diesel spills into Feather River after train accident

  Diesel fuel spilled into the Feather River after a BNSF Railway locomotive struck a boulder early Friday morning, Jan. 25, about 24 miles west of Quincy.

  The accident was reported at 1:47 a.m. after the engine struck the rock as it was traveling between Rich Bar and Twain.

  The rock punctured a diesel fuel tank on the lead locomotive, spilling fuel along the tracks and into the track ballast.

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Time banking sparks community vitality

The Community Connections logo highlights the time-banking concept: one hour of service earns one time credit, which may be exchanged for one of more than 400 services offered by members.

Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
1/30/2013
 

  Let’s say you throw your back out and can’t shovel your driveway. Maybe you volunteered to arrange some garden flowers for your niece’s wedding, but you’re a little rusty in your technique. Alternatively, perhaps you would like to learn how to Skype on your computer or get a load of branches hauled to the cogeneration plant.

  If you are a member of Community Connections, a Plumas County time bank, where members earn time credits by exchanging services with each other, you can receive these services for free!

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Diesel spills into Feather River after train accident

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
1/25/2013

 

 

 

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An environmental boom spans Feather River at the bridge below the Rich Bar monument on Highway 70, about 23 miles from Quincy. Photos by Laura Beaton

Diesel fuel spilled into the Feather River after a BNSF Railway locomotive struck a boulder early Friday morning about 24 miles west of Quincy. 

According to several sources, including a report from Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, the accident was reported at 1:47 a.m. after the engine struck the rock as it was traveling between Rich Bar and Twain. 

 The rock punctured a diesel fuel tank on the lead locomotive, spilling fuel along the tracks and into the track ballast. 

Railroad personnel estimate that up to 3,200 gallons of diesel may have been released. Some of the fuel has reportedly reached the river. 

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