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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Marty Shower dies in crash

Breaking News
Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
4/20/2010


    North arm resident Marty Shower, 53, died in a horrific head-on collision with a big rig Monday afternoon, April 19, on Highway 99, south of Yuba City, according to an article posted 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at appealdemocrat.com.

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Reno man drowns near Indian Falls

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/20/2010

Breaking News    A 27-year-old Reno resident, identified to KOLO TV as Derek Cahoon, drowned in the Indian Falls area Sunday, April 18.     The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office reported the young man was swept downstream while swimming and couldn’t be located by friends accompanying him.

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Updated winter weather advisory

Feather Publishing
4/20/2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT WEDNESDAY ABOVE 4500 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ABOVE 4500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE WEST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA...WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY AND THE LASSEN PARK AREA.

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Rodent chews through fiber line, disrupts 17,000 customers

Patrick Shillito
Staff Writer
4/15/10 

 

Apparently sometimes it only takes one rodent to mess up an entire day.

That's exactly what happened around 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, when a Frontier Communications line was chewed through by a rodent, causing a phone and DSL outage for roughly 17,000 customers in Susanville, Chester and Alturas.

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State approves funding for new Quincy courthouse

Feather Publishing
4/15/2010

 Plans for a new courthouse in Quincy for the Superior Court of Plumas County has received formal approval to begin, with funding authorization April 12 by the State Public Works Board. This approval marks the official start of the courthouse construction project, which will be managed by the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

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Spring Wellness Faire starts tomorrow in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
4/14/2010


    Offering a change of season lift, the Good Vibrations gang and friends will host a Spring Wellness Faire April 15 – 17.   

More familiarly known as the Winter Wellness Festival, guests can expect the same quality and enlightening experiences they have enjoyed for the past four years.

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