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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Protest at high noon

Feather Publishing
2/22/2012
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Protesters and bright neon signs turn Presidents Day in Chester into a colorful day despite the gray skies. While it was obvious many of the participants were objecting to the threat of school closures, a new message, “Recall Harris,” took center stage. Chanting “Save our schools” were individuals of every generation — there to show support for all Plumas County schools, local businesses and healthy communities. The noise impact increased dramatically when those passing by in cars showed support for the protest by honking and waving. While the signs held a variety of messages, two in particular were standouts: “We Stand United Against PUSD” and “Rest in Peace Plumas County — No School — No People — No Business, Recall Harris.” In addition to advocating for more time for the 7-11 committees to form their recommendations, Guy McNett, an Indian Valley senior resident, offered a unique perspective when he said, “My daughter went to school in Indian Valley 25 years ago. We need young families, we don’t want to just look around and see faces our age.” Photo by M. Kate West
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League of Women Voters panel to discuss future of schools

Feather PublishingSchoolClz
2/22/2012

The future of public schools throughout Plumas County is the focus of a League of Women Voters program set for Thursday, March 1, at the Quincy library.

The 6 p.m. meeting will feature a panel of members of the four 7-11 committees established by the Plumas Unified School District board.

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Former prison guard sentenced

Feather Publishing
2/21/2012

Todd Warren Posch, formerly of Greenville, was sentenced to three years formal probation, which includes 180 days in jail time set to begin March 1 in the Lassen County Jail.

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