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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.

Recall petition for Portola mayor deemed “sufficient”

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

Portola City Clerk Leslie Tigan certified the petition to recall Mayor Dan Wilson last Tuesday.

The petition was received by the city Oct. 13 with a raw count of 364 signatures from proponent Jeanne Rowden-Dansby; 269 signatures from voters registered as living in Portola are required to initiate a special recall election.

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EQSD board addresses new director’s potential conflicts

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
11/30/2011

The East Quincy Services District’s board of directors said it wants to make sure a newly elected member doesn’t have a conflict of interest.

Mike Green, who ousted incumbent Steve Grant in the Nov. 8 election, lives in the East Quincy district. However, he works as a water/wastewater operator for the Quincy Community Services District.

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Tradition and the new timber meet in Plumas National Forest

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/25/2011

Members and employees of the Greenville Indian Rancheria, including honored elders in the larger Mountain Maidu community, have been working to combine traditional ecological knowledge with modern forestry and firefighting practices in conjunction with the Forest Service.

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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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