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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Meet the new doctors

Feather Publishing
8/6/2014
A meet-and-greet to introduce family practice physicians Joey Schad and Daniel Cooper, as well as surgeon Mark Williams, to area residents, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Main Street Artists Gallery. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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Residents can take action to eliminate invasive species

Feather Publishing
8/5/2014
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated the week of Aug. 2 – 10 as California Invasive Species Action Week.
To assist in the fight against invasive species, the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Feather River Resource Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Feather River Land Trust will offer a walking workshop Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Learning Landscapes Leonhardt property (meet at the tennis courts by the Quincy High School).

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New surgeon kick-starts hospital collaboration

Feather Publishing
8/4/2014

“The goal is working together to the mutual benefit of both hospitals. This is best for the patients in our county. It’s the difference between seeing someone as a competitor rather than a friend and an ally. The repertoire of specialists and facilities just expands the opportunities for patients. It gives patients more opportunities and choices.”

Dr. Jeff Kepple
Plumas District Hospital CEO
Eastern Plumas Health Care and Plumas District Hospital are making good on their promise to work together to bring top-quality, broad-spectrum health care to all residents of Plumas County. Dr. Mark Williams, the new general surgeon who will be shared by both hospitals, is the first tangible proof of this new era of collaboration.

Williams is a USC Medical School trained, board-certified general surgeon with medical school honors in general surgery, urology and plastic surgery. He received an Outstanding Surgery Resident Award, and he has also taught, researched and published extensively.

Why is he coming to Plumas County? Because, he said, he has lived all over the country and the world, and he’s ready to settle down. “I know all these different places,” he said, “and the mountains are what I like best.” In addition, he “wants to be a part of a community and help that community.”

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Lodging providers learn about tourism districts

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/3/2014


Verna Sulpizio, of Civitas, gave a presentation on tourism business investment districts to lodging providers and property managers in Chester on Thursday, July 24, at the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn.

Sulpizio did an identical presentation in Graeagle later the same day.

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