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CHP Commander Edwards to retire

Joe Edwards to retire
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Local California Highway Patrol Commander Lt. Joe Edwards announced last week that he will be retiring in July.

Edwards, 50, has been the Quincy Area commander since April 2013, when he replaced Lt. Bruce Carpenter.

The CHP hasn’t named a replacement for Edwards. “I will let you know who will be replacing me as soon as I know,” Edwards said.
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Residents relocate as nursing home closes; Local health care leaders working on long-term fix

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Just two days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

“We do have about six or seven patients moving out next week,” said Denise Huggins, the facility’s administrator, during an interview Feb. 26. “Some are on waiting lists.” Add a comment

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Hundreds of people assist in dog’s safe return

After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, Dusty is home safe and sound. Photos courtesy Bertucci family
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Move over Patsy Cline — the Bertucci family’s search for their lost dog, Dusty, plays out like a poignant country song.

Appropriately, the story all started on Valentine’s Day.

The Bertuccis adopted the Shetland sheepdog three years ago from a rescue shelter after a previous owner abused him. Because of the mistreatment, Dusty was afraid of people, sensitive to loud noises and required medication, said Tara Bertucci.

During a Feb. 14 outing at Lake Davis with her son, Shawn, Tara said Dusty ran off when startled by the sound of a gunshot in the distance and disappeared into the 1.2 million acres of Plumas National Forest.

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Team Rubicon performs ‘Operation Pineapple Express’

Several of the volunteers deployed with Team Rubicon for “Operation Pineapple Express” take a break from demolishing a Greenville home severely damaged in the Feb. 6 storm. Photo by Miriam S. Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

An uninsured Indian Valley family suffering from the harsh effects of the Feb. 6 windstorm got a big helping hand beginning Friday, Feb. 20. Volunteers from Region 9 of the aid organization Team Rubicon arrived at Valivu trailer park on North Valley Road in Greenville to demolish the Gibsons’ former home in what the relief team called “Operation Pineapple Express.”

With the help of Plumas County Director of Emergency Services Jerry Sipe, many suffering community members were quickly attended to in the storm’s aftermath.
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Celebrating citizenship

Feather Publishing

Kate Youens displays her new citizenship certificate. Her goal was to become a United States citizen before the birth of her and her husband’s first child, a son, who is due June 20. She accomplished that goal and took the oath of citizenship Feb. 25. When she returned to work in Plumas County Superior Court the following day, her co-workers had decorated her desk in red, white and blue. Kate, who is from the Philippines, was one of 674 people representing 83 countries who took part in the ceremony held in Sacramento. Photo by Debra Moore

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