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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Joining a fire district in the Almanor Basin

  When Almanor Basin residents began receiving their $150 CalFire fee notices this fall, they got more than a bill.

  They learned whether or not they were part of a fire protection district and were able to save $35 if they were.

  The fire fees helped bring awareness to an issue that a group of volunteer citizens had been working on — countywide fire protection.

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Supervisors tackle host of issues as year winds down

  The Plumas County Board of Supervisors met in its second-to-the-last meeting of the year Dec. 11 and approved a number of requests from various departments.

  The supervisors OK’d filling three vacant positions in social services, and hiring a full-time public works employee in La Porte and a half-time employee for the county library in Quincy.

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Seneca graduates first certified nursing assistant class

Seneca Hospital, in coordination with Feather River College, graduates its first class of certified nursing assistants Dec. 12. Back from left: instructor Karen Stratton, RN, and Katelyn Todd. Front from left: Jessie Guthrie, Mary Kendall, Amanda Sterling, Laura Semrau, Sheryl Richard and Summer Rivera. Photo by M. Kate West
M. Kate West

  The graduation of seven certified nursing assistants made Wednesday, Dec. 12, a festive day on the campus of the Seneca Healthcare District.

  The day marked the end of twice-weekly training over a four-month period and an employment opportunity for each of the graduates.

  “This was a class that was coordinated with Feather River College. What a benefit to us in taking care of the community,” said Registered Nurse Pam Valencia, director of staff development.

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New director appointed to fair board

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

  Kate West of the Lake Almanor/Chester region was appointed to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair governing board of directors at the Board of Supervisors meeting Dec. 11.

  “I have always loved the fair and the connection it makes with community, lost arts like canning, country life through 4-H and history in general,” West said. Her term runs for three years.

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Portola City Council reorganizes

  The view of the front table at the Portola City Council meetings has changed because of the Nov. 6 elections.

  Plumas County has officially certified the general election results, and the meeting Dec. 12 focused on reorganizing the City Council to incorporate new faces and delegate new responsibilities.

  The meeting began with honoring Bill Weaver, an outgoing member of the City Council. Weaver, a member since 2000, was honored by the city with a plaque commemorating his contribution to the city of Portola for the last decade.

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