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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Home invasion suspect is apprehended in Graeagle

8/12/2010

11:00 a.m. Update
Sheriff Greg Hagwood has announced that the manhunt for a male suspect in Graeagle has ended. Jacob Boss, 25 of Washoe County is in custody. This ends what started as a home invasion in Reno and a high speed chase to Graeagle by three individuals. The two female suspects were arrested earlier this morning. According to the Sheriff, Boss was apprehended minutes ago. The emergency notification system was activated this morning for Graeagle, individuals not receiving a call should notify the CAOs office at 283-6315.
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10:30 Update
Exclusive interview by cell phone with Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood from the scene:

He reports the incident began with a burglary at an unoccupied home in Washoe County. When the burglars realized that law enforcement had surrounded the home, they hot wired a 2009 Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang in the garage and crashed through the garage door, nearly striking law enforcement personnel. Hagwood called the action "desperate' and said it indicated a real "propensity for violence."

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Fitzsimmons retires from Quincy Fire District

Chief Cassou and retiring Commissioner Fitzsimmons
 
Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/11/2010

Bob Fitzsimmons recently retired as chairman of Quincy Fire Protection District, after a long and dedicated career to Quincy's fire department as a firefighter and commissioner.

For those who haven't lived as long as Fitzsimmons has served with the fire department, it's hard to conceive experiences he's had and the changes he's seen.

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PDH board sets zero tax rate for 2010-11, approves application for USDA loan

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/11/2010

The Plumas District Hospital board meeting Aug. 5 was once again dominated by discussion of a possible new hospital building, and the pending Measure B vote.

PDH's Chief Executive Officer John Nadone reported that Monday, Aug. 2, he submitted a full application for a low-interest USDA loan, which the hospital hopes to use to fund its new building.

Read more: PDH board sets zero tax rate for 2010-11, approves application for USDA loan

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Quincy Hall of Fame to honor former students

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/13/2010

Quincy High School principal Sue Segura is brainstorming again. A whirlwind of ideas flies around the room. The most recent project to emerge is the Hall of Fame.

The high school has a long and rich history, said Segura. "It's so important that we honor our tradition."

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Four vie for three PDH board seats, no contested races for PUSD

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
8/10/2010

The Plumas District Hospital Measure B election Aug. 31 looms large, overshadowing the November elections in many ways. But there are some key races that warrant a closer look.

The main one is the race for PDH's board, at press time the only contested election. Three hospital board seats are open. Bill Elliott, John Kimmel and Fred Thon currently hold those. Elliott is not running but Kimmel and Thon are.

Read more: Four vie for three PDH board seats, no contested races for PUSD

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City becomes Graeagle Plumas Alliance member

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
8/11/2010

At its latest meeting July 28, Portola's city council voted to become a member of the Graeagle Plumas Alliance at the $2,000 level. All council members voted for the membership except William Weaver, who had been in favor of a lower level, lower cost ($600) membership. The expenditure required a budget amendment as well.

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