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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Audubon Society to host special public meeting

Western Grebe on Nest

Conservation issues relating to the Clark’s and the Western grebes will be the topic for the Aug. 5 public meeting in the Chester Memorial Hall. Photo submitted

David Arsenault
Special to Feather Publishing

The public is encouraged to attend a meeting sponsored by the Plumas Audubon Society at the Chester Memorial Hall, at the corner of Gay and Stone beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday Aug. 5.

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Plumas Arts and Almanor partner for success

Roxanne Valladao
Plumas Arts
Special to Feather Publishing

Plumas Arts was established in 1981, as a tax-exempt, private public benefit corporation that serves as the local arts planning and primary programming agency for our county.

Since its inception, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors has been authorized Plumas Arts to serve as the county representative to the California Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Program where, through an annual grant application process, they have ranked consistently as one of California's model local arts agencies.

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Two large fires burning out of control in Lassen County

7/30/2010 Update:

Constantia Fire:  The fire is now 100 percent contained.  Most suppression resources have been released.   The few remaining crews will continue to patrol and rehab fire lines.  Some smoke may still be visible from the interior of the burned area. This will be the last update unless significant new fire activity occurs.

7/29/2010 Update:

Constantia Fire: The 1,369 acre Constantia Complex is 73 percent contained. Firefighters continue making progress at mopping-up 500 feet inside the fire perimeter. Dozer and hand lines are being repaired while damage to some dirt roads from fire traffic is also being repaired.

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Helping each other pay it forward

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
7/29/2010


In Plumas and Lassen counties, people in need are benefiting from members of fraternal groups and other organizations who are joining together in efforts to pay it forward.

Two such groups are the Elks Lodge 2626 of Lake Almanor and Mountain Circle Family Services of Lassen and Plumas counties, as well as a newer location in the Reno area.

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Water restored to Portola: passes water quality

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
7/29/2010

After eight to 11 city water lines broke in several sections of Portola last Thursday and left many residents without water, city crews rushed between the breakages to restore water service, even though it meant breaks went unresolved at first and water continued to flow.

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