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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.

Plumas Audubon champions grebes through community outreach

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Grebes stay on their nests approximately 24 days - the time it takes for the eggs to hatch.  During this time grebes are most vulnerable to water sport wave activity.  Photo by Gregg Thompson
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/30/2012

“Our outreach and education efforts are going strong and we are connecting with diverse groups of people ranging in age from 4 – 80,” said Nils Lunder, education and outreach coordinator, California Grebe Project, Plumas Audubon Society.

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Baby bobcat "Chips" rescued on the Chips Fire

ChipsCatLaurie L. Pearson
Chips Fire Information Officer - Trainee
August 28, 2012

While conducting patrol and mop-up operations on the north end of the Chips Fire, Saturday, August 25th, the Mad River Hand Crew encountered a remarkable sight; a baby bobcat! It was found wandering along the side of the road, alone and dazed. "It seemed to be confused," stated Tad Hair, the Mad River Hand Crew Superintendent who spotted the kit.

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County continues to narrow budget deficit

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The Board of Supervisors continued to chip away at the county’s daunting budget deficit last week.

Under the direction of acting budget officer Susan Scarlett, the supervisors closed the gap by more than $150,000 during a pair of budget workshops.

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Attorney general confirms deputy was justified in shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

The California State Attorney General’s Office said a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a Quincy man June 19.

Deputy Attorney General Barton Bowers’s Aug. 22 report said that Plumas County’s decision not to prosecute Deputy Tom Froggatt for shooting Dennis Majewski was the correct decision.

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Supervisors support forest highway paving plan

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/29/2012

For the second time this year, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to pave a lonely stretch of county road between Beckwourth and Clover Valley.

Despite objections by several residents who use the road, the board unanimously approved the upgrade of 9.6 miles on California Forest Highway 177 during its Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting.

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