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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

'Persons of interest' arrested in double homicide case

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This booking photo of G.D. Hendrix was provided by the Butte County sheriff's office.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
1/8/2015 


Two people have been arrested as persons of interest in the Dec. 20 shooting deaths of Cromberg residents Mike and Olga Kroencke.

The Butte County sheriff arrested Berry Creek residents G.D. Hendrix, 44, and his mother, Lotta Hendrix, 67, Tuesday night, Jan. 6, at different locations in Butte County.

Acting on a tip, Butte County sheriff’s detectives responded to the Canyon Creek Store at 9607 Oro-Quincy Highway where they encountered G.D. Hendrix as he was leaving the store about 6:30 p.m.

Detectives ordered Hendrix to the ground. Hendrix reportedly yelled back and initially raised his hands. But he then lowered them down to his waist and reached under his jacket.

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City manager is among perfect score elite

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/8/2015

Portola City Manager Robert Meacher is among an honored few the California Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Association considers to be ultra state and civil service savvy.

Meacher is one of four test takers to score 100 percent on the Clerk’s Quiz in the test’s 25-year history. The computer-generated, random-question quiz covers California geography, landmarks, county seats, constitutional officers, election results and more. There are three different levels and nearly 1,400 questions. Participants answer as many questions as they can in five minutes. Add a comment

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Big rig trailer overturns in Feather River Canyon

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Workers prepare to move the overturned trailer of big rig following an accident on Highway 70 near Caribou on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Greg Knight
Feather Publishing
1/7/2015 
 


The trailer of a big rig overturned on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon near Caribou on Wednesday afternoon, spilling a cargo of gypsum on the roadway.

No one was injured in the accident. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about three hours while Caltrans crews worked to clear the roadway. Add a comment

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Public health donates hydration stations to PUSD

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Marley and Finn Linford test out the new hydration station water dispenser at Quincy Elementary School last week. All the schools in the county will have hydration stations installed in their cafeterias by the time winter vacation is over, thanks to a donation by the public health department. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/8/2015


Students in Plumas County now have no reason to get dehydrated. Last Monday, the Plumas County Public Health Agency donated hydration stations to the Plumas Unified School District.

Public health donated enough beverage dispensers to place one in the cafeteria of each school in the district. The idea is to promote water consumption during the school day and steer children away from sugary drinks.

A hydration station is different from the average drinking fountain in that it’s designed to fill water bottles up completely without the hassle of a traditional spigot. The stations are meant to augment existing drinking fountains located at the schools.
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County changes rules for outdoor festivals; New ordinance requires more notification

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
1/7/2015

Last summer the Plumas County supervisors found themselves approving music festivals just days before the event, with tickets already sold.

The supervisors questioned why they were being asked to approve a permit for a concert that was so imminent, but then learned that their own ordinance requires a public hearing no sooner than 60 days before an event, and no later than 30 days.
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