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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Life in West Africa: A balmy 95 in winter

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/5/2011

Imagine the climate shock for 2003 Greenville High School graduate Devin Wilcox, who left a balmy 95-degree West African winter for Christmas at home in snow-covered Plumas County.

The logging trucks there are different as well; they have four legs, two wheels, are sometimes stubborn, and they emit a bray instead of a rumble. The logs are actually fence posts villagers gather to enclose their gardens.

Read more: Life in West Africa: A balmy 95 in winter

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Plumas County District One election results

Feather Publishing
1/5/2011
6:00 a.m. Update
Republican Ted Gains has won the special election to fill the state senate seat left vacant by the death of Dave Cox.  As it turns out, the 65 to 35 margin in Plumas County was close to the district wide margin of 63 to 37 margin in favor of Gains district wide.

Read more: Plumas County District One election results

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Community groups get grant funds

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/5/2011

The Plumas County Community Development Commission (CDC) board approved the regional Community Action Agency's (CAA) funding decisions for the 2011 calendar year at a December meeting.

The local CAA serves as an advisory board, helping the CDC decide where to give out community service grant funds in Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties.

Read more: Community groups get grant funds

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Supervisors consider downtown courthouse location

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/5/2011

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to sign a letter of interest, telling the state it would consider selling Dame Shirley Plaza and the building across the street, which houses the building and planning departments, at a Tuesday, Dec. 21, meeting.

Read more: Supervisors consider downtown courthouse location

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