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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Nat Geo agrees to pull ‘Wild Justice’ episode about fatal shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/13/2012

A nationa television network went out of its way to do Plumas County a big favor last week.

In a gesture extremely rare for the television industry, National Geographic Channel agreed to pull a segment from the Sunday, March 11, season premiere of “Wild Justice.”

Read more: Nat Geo agrees to pull ‘Wild Justice’ episode about fatal shooting

Saving Time, Saving Energy Daylight Saving Time: Its History and Why We Use It

Bob Aldrich
California Energy Commission
3/12/2012

Spring forward...Fall back....

It's ingrained in our consciousness almost as much as the A-B-Cs or our spelling reminder of "i before e...." And it's a regular event, though perhaps a bit less regular than the swallows coming back to Capistrano. (Though that may even change with the impacts of global climate change.)

Read more: Saving Time, Saving Energy Daylight Saving Time: Its History and Why We Use It

Fire crews save barn

Feather Publishing
3/8/2012

A crew from Quincy Fire Department works to contain a brush fire by the Old Keifer Barn near Chandler Road on Wednesday morning, March. 7.

Quincy fire and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the call after wind blew a burn pile out of control just before 10 a.m. The fire, which burned less than a half acre, was stopped just 40-feet from the barn.

Read more: Fire crews save barn

County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/8/2012

A plan that could save the county thousands of dollars could end up costing a local business just as much.

When the Sheriffs Office asked the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 6 to approve a cheaper way of providing prescription medication for its growing inmate population, the supervisors hesitated.

Read more: County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Portola 7-11 wraps up with recommendations

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

Members of Portola’s 7-11 committee wrapped up their last scheduled meeting Feb. 29 with a list of six recommendations to present to other 7-11 committees and the Plumas Unified School District governing board.

In contrast to prior meetings, when many members of the public expressed their opinions, chairman Dave Nelson said that the last meeting was mostly an internal business meeting spent tidying up loose ends. Nelson said that the seven committee members agreed on the recommendations that he was going to present during a League of Women Voters forum scheduled for March 1.

Read more: Portola 7-11 wraps up with recommendations



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