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

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

Labor negotiations continue with Collins Pine

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

“We had a good discussion,” said Mike Wood, representative of the Carpenter’s Industrial Council Local 3074 about the union meeting held in the Almanor Recreation Center Oct. 3.

At this time, Local 3074 is still working through labor negotiations with the Collins Pine Mill.

“The purpose of the meeting was to go back to the members to get their opinion on the company’s proposals,” he added.

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PDH board approves plan for $10 million construction loan

Laura Beaton 
Staff Writer 

The Plumas District Hospital (PDH) Board of Directors approved a request to apply for a $10 million loan to finance a hospital construction project.  

CEO Doug Lafferty presented the proposal, Tuesday, Oct. 2, which included architectural drawings for new construction and renovation of existing facilities, projections for costs of the project, financing methodology, project timelines and summary. 

The project’s financing would come from a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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Low Cost health screening scheduled for second week of October

Feather Publishing

Plumas District Hospital will hold the annual Fall Health Screening during the second week of October.   The low-cost health screening will take place from 6:30 am – 8:30 am beginning Monday, October 8 and running through Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Quincy

Feather Publishing
Updated 10/3/2012
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Lawrence and Church Streets in downtown Quincy about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  The male victim was take by ambulance to Plumas District Hospital. 
Photo by Debra Moore


A Tuesday evening mishap between a vehicle and a pedestrian sent a man to the hospital with major head injuries.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Londa Lehman, 66, of Quincy was driving westbound on Lawrence Street and preparing to turn left onto Church Street. Michael Thorton, 40, of Lodi was walking eastbound on the south sidewalk of Lawrence and came to a stop at the intersection with Lawrence. Thorton allowed several vehicles to pass before proceeding eastbound in the crosswalk on Lawrence. Lehman did not see Thorton and turned left onto Church Street.

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County finally gets new head librarian

Laura Beaton

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Lynn Sheehy is the new county librarian for Plumas County. The former librarian for Lassen County, she has also taught social studies courses at Lassen College and Susanville High School for many years.  Photo by Laura Beaton

Staff Writer

  The long wait for a permanent county librarian is over. Lynn Sheehy, former Lassen County librarian, took over the helm Sept. 17.

  “I love to just sit in libraries,” Sheehy said. “I loved the smell of books as a little girl.”

  As county librarian, Sheehy oversees the staff of all county library branches: Portola, Greenville, Chester and Quincy, where she is based and works 30 hours a week.

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