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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

Pat Kurtz, a longtime Plumas County resident, has published her third book, “Picking Willows with Daisy and Lilly Baker, Maidu Basket Makers of Lake Almanor.”

Kurtz, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, grew up under the influence of Hawaii’s multicultural society. Her pan-Pacific upbringing gave her friends of all nationalities, as well as an appreciation of different cultures and traditions.

Read more: Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’

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Quincy district votes to resume consolidation effort

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

The Quincy Community Services District said it’s willing to revive the consolidation effort with the East Quincy Services District — as long as it’s a “good-faith” effort.

At a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Quincy district’s board of directors voted 4-0 to resume the talks in whatever form they might take.

Read more: Quincy district votes to resume consolidation effort

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Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/7/2011

If you became disabled or incapacitated tomorrow, how long could you support yourself without any public assistance? A month? A year? What if you live to be 95?

The truth is, 99 percent of us are just one medical emergency — a stroke, an accident — away from needing such help, whether in the form of Social Security disability, Medicare or MediCal.

Read more: Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs

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News of Occupy Quincy

Feather Publishing
12/7/2011

 

The Occupy Wall Street movement in Quincy gathered at Dame Shirley Plaza for the eighth consecutive Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tobin, Sierra City, Graeagle, Genesee and Westwood were represented along with the Quincy area.

Read more: News of Occupy Quincy

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Wind-whipped fire claims two Chester homes

M. Kate West ChesterFire
Chester Editor
12/5/2011

 

Chester skies were ablaze in the dark hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, after a garage fire at 259 First Ave. quickly spread next door to the residence at 265 First Ave. By the time it was over, the fire had left two families homeless.

“Chester Fire Rescue received the call at 1:28 a.m. and when I arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. the two structures were pretty well involved. The winds were also whipping the fire toward a third residence at 271 First Ave.,” Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said.

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