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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.

QHS senior organizes Relay benefit

Zach Theuriet Howe
Special to Feather Publishing

For his senior project, Quincy High senior Ethan Skemp is organizing a Relay for Life benefit dinner Sunday, Feb. 26. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

Aspiring chef Tony Schafer will make dinner and Kayla Westman is making dessert.

Read more: QHS senior organizes Relay benefit

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Convicted burglar Loretz captured

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/23/2012

A convicted burglar who has been on the run since November was captured in Los Angeles County on Wednesday night.

Former Graeagle resident Rebecca Victoria Loretz, 38, was apprehended by members of the United States Marshal’s Office working in close contact with the Plumas County Sheriff and District Attorney.

Read more: Convicted burglar Loretz captured

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CHP captures wanted man

Feather Publishing
2/23/2012

The California Highway Patrol apprehended a man who was wanted in Lassen County last week.

On Friday night, Feb. 17, CHP officer Bryan Goings located a vehicle that contained Portola resident Michael Nunes who had a warrant for his arrest.

Read more: CHP captures wanted man

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College trustees vote to keep current boundaries

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

Four Feather River Community College District trustees voted Thursday, Feb. 16, to retain the board’s at-large composition and trustee district boundaries. Trustee John Sheehan was absent.

The 2010 census revealed significant population shifts within the trustees’ individual districts. The law requires boards take action following a census if the population shift between districts is more than 10 percent.

Read more: College trustees vote to keep current boundaries

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“Save our teachers”

Feather Publishing students
2/24/2012

Quincy High School students walk back to their campus Friday afternoon after demonstrating in front of the Plumas Unified School District office. Clapping and chanting “Save our teachers,” most of the school’s student body showed up to protest the school board’s unanimous decision to eliminate 32.5 full-time teaching positions during its Wednesday-night meeting. Photo by Dan McDonald

 

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