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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.

Councilman resigns

Debra Moore

  Portola City Councilman Curt McBride took his resignation letter to City Hall last Friday.

  McBride’s last meeting will be tonight and his last official day as a city representative will be Dec. 31.

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Austerity committee holds public input forums to gather ideas

LauraBeaton
Staff Writer
12/12/2012
 

  The Plumas Unified School District superintendent’s austerity committee held public forums Dec. 3 – 6 to gather input from community members on how to cut costs from the school district’s budget.

  The committee is tasked with recommending $3 million in cuts in order to rectify a $2.8 million structural deficit.

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Congressional leaders still support the Quincy Library Group

Debra Moore
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Members of the Quincy Library Group receive embellished coffee mugs as tokens of gratitude from the U.S. Forest Service. Dave Wood, standing, presented the mugs during the group’s Dec. 6 meeting. Seated, from left: Mike Wood, Mike Yost, George Terhune and Pat Terhune. Photo by Debra Moore

  During meetings in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., congressional leaders reiterated their support for the Quincy Library Group.

  Congressman-elect Doug LaMalfa met with QLG members in Sacramento on Nov. 26. LaMalfa is succeeding Congressman Wally Herger, a staunch supporter of the QLG and the original author of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Forest Recovery Act.

  “Congressman LaMalfa is committed to continuing the work of the Quincy Library Group,” Bill Wickman told fellow members of the QLG during its Dec. 6 meeting.

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Diesel fuel leaks into creek after big-rig accident

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12/10/2012
2:00 p.m.
 
 
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A big rig failed to negotiate an icy curve on Highway 89 north of Greenville spilling about 20 gallons of fuel. Photo by Alicia Knadler
 

A big-rig failed to negotiate an icy curve on Highway 89 north of Greenville on Monday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident caused about 20 gallons of diesel fuel to flow into the creek adjacent to the road.

The CHP said the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Fish and Game were on the scene Monday afternoon.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident.


 

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Rain takes its toll in western Plumas County

  The rainstorms that occurred during the last week of November into the first week of December have definitely been the talk of the town.

  While Dale Knutsen supplied us with rainfall totals in his first monthly column of the precipitation season, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokesperson Paul Moreno has also offered regional outage updates that run from the Lake Almanor Basin to Spanish Creek.

  “We had several separate outages over the weekend due to stormy weather. The most significant for the greater Lake Almanor Basin occurred at midnight Thursday, Nov. 29,” Moreno said.

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