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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Leaders vent frustration at CHP


Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/27/2011

Jack Brown stared across the table and gave the California Highway Patrol a piece of his mind.

“People in Plumas County are afraid of the highway patrol. They’re scared to death of you,” the Quincy businessman said. “They are afraid to go out to dinner. They are afraid to have a glass of wine. There’s un-called-for stops.”

Brown’s criticism summarized the sentiment of many community leaders who gathered in Quincy for a July 15 meeting with CHP Commander Bruce Carpenter and his boss Todd Chadd.

The two-hour session, conducted by State Assemblyman Dan Logue, took the local CHP to task over the way it has been doing business.

Read more: Leaders vent frustration at CHP

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Man dies after rollover accident on La Porte Rd.

Feather Publishing
7/26/2011
A Sparks, Nev., man was killed July 23 when the vehicle he was riding in crashed on La Porte Road, about a half mile south of Nelson Creek, southwest of Quincy.
According to the California Highway Patrol, William Paynter, 34, died from head injuries after a 1998 GMC Yukon, driven by Jeffery Baker, 34, also of Sparks, rolled over while traveling down a steep grade on the road about 5:30 p.m.

Read more: Man dies after rollover accident on La Porte Rd.

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Outsourcing in reverse, sort of


Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
7/27/2011

 

While Greenville businessman and inventor Ken Donnell travels the world in search of ways to manufacture his new miniature microphone, he is also searching for ways to create jobs here at home.

Such is the goal of his newest venture, which includes having two Chinese men, John Luo and Kobe Wang, live with him for a few weeks as apprentices in the guitar building and restoring trade.

Read more: Outsourcing in reverse, sort of

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Chester: Vandalism to local business tops $3 million mark

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
7/27/2011

 

The latest round of vandalism in Chester occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday, July 16 – 17, and it packed a devastating punch to the community.

The victim of the crime was Sierra Cascade Aggregate & Asphalt Products, LLC, a business owned and operated by Caleb and Kacie Holland.

Read more: Chester: Vandalism to local business tops $3 million mark

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Pipe bombs found in Almanor swimming hole


M. Kate West
Chester Editor
7/27/2011

It was a surprising afternoon for a visiting fireman and his family when a dive into a clear mountain pool in the Chester Flood Control Channel resulted in the find of two homemade pipe bombs.

“He was swimming and sees two pipe-like bombs, something he is familiar with,” Plumas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Acting Sgt. Ian James said July 22. “He knows what a pipe bomb is, the construction of a pipe bomb and the damage it can cause — he’s seen it all in the past.”

Read more: Pipe bombs found in Almanor swimming hole

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Almanor Art Show sure to delight

Feather Publishing
7/27/2011

The annual Almanor Art Show returns Aug. 6 –7, to the Collins Pine Lawn in Chester with booths ranging from wildlife photography and watercolors to hand-thrown pottery and unique jewelry.

The show opens at 10 a.m. both days, closing at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Food and drink vendors and live music will be available both days.

Read more: Almanor Art Show sure to delight

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