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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.

Supervisors approve request to increase jail staff

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer


Issues at the Plumas County Jail dominated the agenda at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Quincy.

The supervisors unanimously approved a pair of requests from the sheriff and heard about a creative partnership with the Alliance for Workforce Development to help fund training for a new corrections officer at the jail.

Read more: Supervisors approve request to increase jail staff

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Gray wolf continues to roam Butte and Plumas counties

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

The gray wolf known as OR7 has achieved celebrity status by virtue of being the first confirmed gray wolf in California in several decades. OR7, so named because he was the seventh gray wolf to be given a GPS collar by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, left his pack in the mountains of northeastern Oregon in September 2011 and traveled south through eastern Oregon and the Cascade Mountain Range, eventually crossing into California Dec. 28, 2011, near the town of Dorris in Siskiyou County.

Read more: Gray wolf continues to roam Butte and Plumas counties

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SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

Sierra Pacific Industries has agreed to pay the federal government about $122 million for damages caused by the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

The settlement, believed to be the largest amount ever recovered by the U.S. government for damages caused by a forest fire, was announced by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 17.

Read more: SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire

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