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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.

Chester board appoints one of its own as interim fire chief

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

 

The Chester Public Utility District posted a special meeting notice for Tuesday, Aug. 21. The sole purpose of the meeting was to appoint an interim fire chief.

Upon calling the meeting to order, board members Tonu Plakk, Gregg Scott, Dick Withrow, Ben Thompson and John Knopp went into closed session.

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Dogs and owners head for school

Feather Publishing
8/29/2012

The Central Plumas Recreation and Park District will offer a basic dog obedience class this fall. The class, led by Karen Gimbel of Meadow Valley, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and continues each Thursday through Oct. 11, according to district general manager Jim Boland.

“We are very fortunate, once again, to have an instructor of Ms. Gimbel’s stature to lead our dog obedience class. She’s extremely knowledgeable,” Boland said.

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Supervisors tackle line-by-line budget reductions

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/22/2012

In discussions that were sometimes heated, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors began reviewing the budget of every county department last week, line-by-line.

The goal was to somehow close a nearly $1.9 million-gap in the county’s fiscal 2012 – 13 budget.

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Three vehicle pile-up closes Highway 70

Feather Publishing
8/23/2012
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A three-vehicle wreck closed Highway 70 west of Vinton Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m. A white sedan and van can be seen in the foreground overturned in a ditch, while further down the highway a blue overturned trailer is visible. Adjacent to the trailer, but not visible in the photo, is a silver pickup truck. A care flight helicopter landed in the middle of the highway during the rescue operation. Two ambulances from Eastern Plumas Health Care and a host of other emergency vehicles responded. There were no fatalities. For the full story and more photos, see next week’s newspaper. Photo by Debra Moore

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Rideathon seeks funds

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/22/2012
The 18th annual rideathon fundraiser for Horses Unlimited Incorporated (HUI) occurs Aug. 25 in Sloat. All riders must wear helmets and boots.

HUI, based in Cromberg, is part of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). The nonprofit group’s goal is “Ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies.”

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