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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

FRC student found dead morning after party

Abigail Grace Holland is pictured in this photo on the Feather River College website.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

The Feather River College community is still trying to come to grips with the death of a student whose body was discovered Sunday morning at a cabin in Prattville.

The death of Abigail “Grace” Holland was still under investigation early this week.

Holland, a 19-year-old sophomore from Park City, Utah, was found dead by FRC students the morning after a party at the cabin.

According to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Holland is suspected to have died sometime during the night.

She was found lifeless in the cabin’s living room by some students who spent the night at the cabin.

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Mountain Harvest Festival features musician with local roots

The LoLos feature Matt Heyden, right, who got his musical start in Plumas County. They will play at the upcoming Mountain Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts
Feather Publishing


The 11th annual Mountain Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds provides a wide selection of craft beers and organic and sustainable wines for tasting.

It is also an event that brings many people home to visit friends and family and enjoy the amazing color of a High Sierra fall, say organizers.

This year the event welcomes home a musician that got a solid footing in his music career in Plumas County. Matt Heyden began his adventure as a vocalist in local shows including The Soul Juke Box, Words & Music and in a number of local musical groups. For Mountain Harvest he brings his new band, The LoLos, to headline the event.

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Chester Oktoberfest brings music, beer, games on Saturday

Feather Publishing

The merchants and businesses of Old Towne Chester invite the community to their 2014 Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 7 pm.

“Last year’s Oktoberfest was such fun and an incredible crowd pleaser — we felt encouraged to do it again this year,” said Books & Beyond owner Dawn Gray.

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Plumas County Mental health responds to consultant report

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
                                       Must act quickly to avoid loss of nearly $1 million

The Plumas County Mental Health Department has $7 million in its reserve fund, but it has a waiting list of people who need help. Why? 

That’s just one of the questions the Board of Supervisors hoped could be answered when it asked Kemper Consulting Group to review the county’s floundering mental health department.

Read more: Plumas County Mental health responds to consultant report

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Sheriff pitches joint-venture plan to CHP commissioner

 Sheriff Greg Hagwood shows California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, right, the 18-acre East Quincy site where the sheriff wants to build a campus that would house new offices for the CHP and sheriff, as well as a new jail, as supervisor candidate Jim Judd, center, and Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia look on.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow said last week that having the CHP, sheriff and jail on one campus in Quincy makes sense.

But he said the state is ready to build a new CHP office soon. The county needs to act quickly if it wants a joint facility.

Farrow said he is willing to put plans for a new CHP office on hold until the state and county planners have a chance to meet and talk about it.

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