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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.

Advocates seek justice for brain-damaged Greenville man

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
11/23/2011

His friends acknowledge that Jarold Hovland is no choirboy.

The 33-year-old Greenville man has a history of violence, heavy drug and alcohol abuse, and a criminal record to back it up.

And it was an act of violence that changed Hovland’s life forever.

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Maidu to launch trial projects in Humbug Valley

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/23/2011

Maidu Summit Consortium efforts to regain ancestral land in Humbug Valley made national news in a Tuesday, Nov. 15, Wall Street Journal article by Justin Scheck.

Summit members have been vying with the California Department of Fish and Game over the land, both claiming to want it for the best public uses, including recreation.

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City of Portola discusses: to burn or not to burn

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
11/24/2011

Portola’s ERC (environmental reclamation center) is bursting at the seams these days as its pile of green waste — pine needles, branches, yard trimmings — grows and grows.

“Getting rid of the green waste has been a challenge to say the least,” City Manager Leslie Tigan told the City Council at its recent regular meeting.

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Chorus to offer winter concerts Dec. 2 –4

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
11/24/2011

The award winning Chester Community Chorus (CCC) will present three winter concerts Dec. 2 – 4 in the Lake Almanor Basin. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Titled “Christmas in our Hearts,” the concert will include, according to Director Elsie Wesley, “selections featuring traditional, contemporary and light classical carols.”

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Woman arrested after drug overdose leaves boy in coma

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
11/22/2011

A 31-year-old Greenville woman faces felony charges after a 14-year-old boy overdosed on drugs she allegedly gave him to sell.

The boy was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. He was in a coma when he arrived, but his condition has improved.

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