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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Dog alerts owner of fire

Ruth Ellis
Staff Writer
1/18/2012

 

A Susanville woman credits her dog for waking her up and saving her from what could have turned into a dangerous situation.

One day in late November 2011, Patricia Dudley said another person burned leaf piles on her Ash Street property but didn’t completely extinguish the burn piles.

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Quincy High School students take on forest enhancement project

Feather Publishing
1/18/2012

A recently completed forest health project has given a group of Quincy High School students plenty of experience on what it takes to maintain a healthy forest for wildlife and reducing the threat of fire.

With funds from the California Fish and Game Commission and resources donated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the Feather River Resource Conservation District coordinated a pilot project with QHS teacher Matt McMorrow’s Natural Resources class to improve the quality of the forest habitat near the school. These lands are part of the Learning Landscapes Program initiated by the Feather River Land Trust, which seeks to provide sustainable access to natural lands within a 10-minute walk from every school in Plumas County.

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Convicted murderer Loren Herzog found dead

Feather Publishing BreakingNews
1/17/2012

Killer Loren Herzog — serving parole in a trailer on state property outside the fences at High Desert State Prison in Susanville — is dead, according to a report from News10KXTV.

The television station reports Herzog was found dead around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Public Information Officer Terry Thornton.

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Ice climbers tackle Frazier Falls

Feather Publishing
1/11/2012

For the first time in 15 years, Frazier Falls, in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area outside Graeagle, has frozen enough to allow local climbers to ascend the 250-foot waterfall.

Meadow Valley resident John Sebold climbed the falls Jan. 2. An avid rock climber, this was his first ice-climbing experience.

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