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

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

4-H group helps a little horse in need

The kids in the Plumas County 4-H horse group pamper the filly they recently adopted, named Starlet. Horse Plus Humane Society rescued the foal from a dire situation in Fresno County, and the group adopted the filly in early December. The kids will be training and caring for the horse, and will show her in the Extreme Makeover Competition in Sacramento this summer. Photo courtesy Marie Anderson
Carolyn Carter
Staff Writer

  The young girls in the Plumas County 4-H horse group have seen a different side of the horse world this winter. Beyond the ribbons and shows there are struggling, abused horses everywhere, and group leader Marie Anderson wanted her group to help in a big way.

  Anderson and her 4-H group. whose members are ages 9 – 16 and come from all over the county, adopted a yearling foal from Horse Plus Humane Society in early December.

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Giant Snowman arises from heavy Portola snow

Carolyn Carter
Staff Writer


The snow berms have brought many challenges for the people of Plumas County, but one family in Portola sees them as an opportunity to build the ultimate snowman. On Dec. 26 Kenny Schlegel, of Sloat (left), Makaylah Villarreal, of Portola, and James Lopthien, of Stead (right), built an 11-foot snowman out of the extra snow plowed up by their house on the corner of Pacific and Fourth. The giant Frosty was complete with a scarf made out of Christmas lights and a lit-up torch for a right arm.
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Supervisors wrap up 2012

  The airports in Chester and Quincy will benefit from two Federal Aviation Administration grants.

  The Plumas Board of Supervisors approved budgets for both projects during its Dec. 18 meeting.

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Power outages affect 3,000 customers, mostly in Plumas County

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews repair downed wires during snowy conditions Dec. 26, 2012. Photos courtesy Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Feather Publishing

  Snowstorms on Christmas Day 2012 and the day following caused fresh power outages in Shasta and Plumas counties, where Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews — more than 300 strong — continued to work through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to repair broken poles and downed wires from fallen trees, said PG&E. About 3,000 customers were affected.

  After nearly a week of 16-hour workdays, most of the hundreds of PG&E workers who came from outside the North Valley to assist local crews in storm recovery headed home Dec. 27, 2012.

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Seneca elects new officers

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer


  The expiring terms of Seneca Healthcare District board president Ronald Longacre and treasurer David Slusher resulted in former board member Bill Howe running for a seat on the board during the November 2012 elections.

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