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As Temperatures Rise, Californians Urged to Keep Their Cool

Feather Publishing
.July 10, 2012
As several regions of the country begin to get a break from the stifling heat and widespread power outages, many parts of California are now getting a turn under the broiler.  A potentially deadly heat wave has brought triple-digit temperatures to interior parts of Southern California and the eastern Sierra Nevada, leading officials to urge caution.  Officials with the California Emergency Management Agency say there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from prolonged heat exposure and avoid a trip to a hospital.

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Sheriff reports ‘relatively quiet’ holiday weekend

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

There were very few problems associated with celebrations and festivities during the long Fourth of July week.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said he was impressed by how smoothly everything went. He praised event organizers and said he was pleased by how well the thousands of visitors conducted themselves.

“It was relatively quiet,” Hagwood said. “There were fewer arrests than last year.”

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East Quincy gets rate hike

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Nobody protested the proposed rate hike at the East Quincy Services District (EQSD) protest hearing July 2. The board of directors approved the increase, which ups sewer rates by 3 percent.

A single-family residence currently paying $43.78 will pay an additional $1.31 per month.

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