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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Losses from Chips Fire continue to mount

  The running total on losses caused by the Chips Fire is continuing to rise.

  “As the board is aware there are significant impacts to Plumas County across many, many sectors,” Jerry Sipe, director of the Office of Emergency Services, told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during their Sept. 18 meeting.

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Counterfeit money discovered in Quincy, Cromberg

  Plumas County merchants are warned to be on the lookout for fake money after as many as four counterfeit bills were reportedly discovered this week.

  The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said Plumas Bank reported receiving bogus bills on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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Collins Pine workers vote to strike

  Representatives of the Carpenter’s Industrial Council Local 3074 met Sept. 19 in the Almanor Recreation Center in Chester for the purpose of offering crewmembers an explanation to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (labor agreement) proposed by the Collins Pine Company and the agreement proposed by the Union Council.

Mike Wood, the business representative for Local 3074, explained the parliamentary process of the meeting and verified that the members did participate in what is termed a “strike vote”.

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Search continues for body of missing swimmer

Dan McDonald 
Staff Writer 
9/20/2012
 

Authorities were still searching for the body of a 25-year-old Carson City man who was presumed to have drowned Saturday, Sept. 15, in Lake Almanor. 

Logan Merriweather was reportedly swimming from a boat with family members when he failed to return to the water craft around 6:30 p.m. 

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Fire threatens Portola trailer park

12:30 p.m.

The City of Portola is setting up an evacuation center at city hall for residents of a trailer park that is being threatened by a fire.

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