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Plumas County is almost certain to have a new courthouse in Quincy by 2015.
“Almost 100 years ago, this building defined the community at that time. I think this is an opportunity to develop a building that defines how you see yourselves now and for the next 90 years”
Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture
Where in Quincy it will be located and what it will look like are still up for discussion.
That discussion began Tuesday night, April 26, during a public feedback session in the Superior Court of Plumas County, at the Quincy courthouse.
Graeagle has lost one of its true pioneers with the passing of Harvey West Jr. last week.
West died Tuesday, April 26, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. “He is Graeagle,” said longtime friend Don Clark. “He built this community and its infrastructure with his own money. He built the streets, church, tennis court, golf course — everything that makes this town what it is today.” “It is the loss of a true pioneer and friend,” said Dick Lundy, who enjoyed a longstanding professional and personal relationship with West.
A Quincy man has been arrested in connection with a string of break-in thefts from parked cars in the greater Quincy area over the past several weeks.
Victor Rugh, 20, of Quincy, was arrested Wednesday, April 27.
Plumas County Sheriff’s Investigator Bill Elliott said Rugh was one of four people involved in the crimes.
Two people are high school-age minors. The other adult was charged with a misdemeanor.
Elliott said the sheriff’s office uncovered quite a large cache of stolen items.
“We need folks to come forward and help us identify their property,” Elliott said.
A Yuba City man was charged with murder Saturday after a dead body was discovered in his motor home Friday night in Plumas County.
Ricky Ray Kingsley, 53, was arrested Friday, April 29, about 8:30 p.m. just off Highway 70 in a heavily wooded area at Murphy Creek near Belden.
Kingsley drew the attention of a Forest Service officer who was on routine patrol for the start of the fishing season.
According to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Kingsley was "behaving bizarrely" before the officer discovered a freshly dug grave.
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