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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.

Economic Gardening workshops aimed at helping Plumas County businesses grow

Feather Publishing
8/24/2011

The Plumas Business and Career Network is excited to announce free technical assistance training for Plumas County entrepreneurs and small businesses. This training is being offered through four Economic Gardening workshops that are designed to meet the expressed needs of Plumas businesses.

According to Jan Prichard, business service representative at the Business and Career Network in Quincy, “Economic Gardening is the concept of growing businesses within the local community rather than looking to relocate an existing company. Small, local companies are the source of new jobs and wealth, and communities should work to create nurturing environments for these companies.”

Read more: Economic Gardening workshops aimed at helping Plumas County businesses grow

Hwy 70 in Feather River Canyon now open after big rig accident

Feather Publishing
8/18/2011

Multiple agencies responded to a big rig accident and wildland fire in the Feather River Canyon late Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 5 p.m. Jose Morales, 28, was driving a 2008 Peterbilt truck westbound on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Morales said that a sedan passed him over double yellow lines west of the Grizzly Dome tunnel. Morales allowed the truck, which was towing a flatbed trailer loaded with lumber, to drift onto the shoulder to make room for the sedan, but in the process, he lost control.

Read more: Hwy 70 in Feather River Canyon now open after big rig accident

Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Feather Publishing
8/17/2011

The Disneyland Resort has donated the California Zephyr train previously located in Disney California Adventure Park to Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola. Plans for a gallery dedicated to sharing the legacy of the California Zephyr are under way.

The train and related artifacts, which were part of the entrance to the theme park, arrived at their new home Aug. 6. They will become part of the museum’s Zephyr Project collection.

Read more: Disneyland Resort donates Zephyr to Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
8/17/2011

Who knew that the state of the economy would start 11-year-old Reed Gjonnes, aka Sunshine, off on the adventure of a lifetime and start her on the path to earning the Triple Crown of hiking?

The story came out when Sunshine and her dad, Eric, who are hiking the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), made a week-long stop in the Drakesbad and Old Station area at the end of July.

Read more: Going the distance: 11-year-old PCT hiker has her eye on the triple crown

Plan will keep fair and staff intact for another year

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/17/2011

Supervisor Jon Kennedy devised the plan.

Fair Manager John Steffanic and his two-person staff agreed to take pay cuts to make the plan work.

The result is the Plumas-Sierra County Fair likely will stay in business with its current staff — at least through next summer.

Read more: Plan will keep fair and staff intact for another year



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