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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Power outage in the Chester area

Feather Publishing
9/18/2012 
7:45 a.m. update
 
Power has been restored to Chester...
 

According to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno, "There was a gunshot that brought down a main transmission line feeding the Chester area. The outage began about 10:41 p.m. last night and all power was restored at 7:40 a.m. this morning after a crew made those repairs."

 

The location of the 60kV line was between Hamilton Branch and Chester, just north of Highway 36 and south of New Chester Dump Road.

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Plumas County A&D Services alive and well

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
9/17/2012
 

What ever happened to Plumas County’s Alcohol and Drug (A&D) Program? Since its curtailment in October 2008, a lot has been going on behind the scenes to get it back up and running.

What the public should know, according to Mimi Hall, Public Health director and county A&D program administrator, is that drug and alcohol services are available in Plumas County.

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Interviews for new auditor to be public

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/14/2012
 

Supervisors will hold interviews for the vacant Plumas County Auditor role during public session because it’s an elected position.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, has been selected as the tentative interview date.

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The consolidation of Pioneer and Quincy Elementary off to a good start

Laura Beaton
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Pioneer-Quincy Elementary school children exit the campus on the second day of classes.  Photo by Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
9/12/2012
 

Principal Kristy Warren said she is excited to be at the helm of the combined schools. “It feels like home,” she said.

She and her staff have worked extensively to make the transition as easy and productive as possible.

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Sheriff agrees to postpone layoffs until after election

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/12/2012

It took some persistence, but Supervisor Jon Kennedy extracted a promise from Sheriff Greg Hagwood that he would not lay off any deputies – at least until after the November election.

That’s when voters will decide whether to pass two local tax measures – an increase in the transient occupancy tax and a sales tax hike that would bolster the county’s general fund and perhaps provide more funding for law enforcement

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