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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

School board OKs contract with consulting group

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/16/2015

The Plumas Unified School District board approved a contract with Capitol Advisors Group LLC at a special board development workshop held Feb. 28.

Since the consulting and lobbying firm from Sacramento presented its proposal to the PUSD board at the Oct. 9, 2014, meeting, board members have been hashing out details in the contract. Add a comment

Read more: School board OKs contract with consulting group

Air district, supervisors discuss green waste options

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/136/2015


First it was Quincy, and now the Chester area is without a green waste collection site. Historically, residents could take their yard debris to the mills in each town, but that is no longer an option.

The county’s Public Works Department, working in conjunction with Feather River Disposal, set up a collection site in Quincy. The debris is then incinerated. Add a comment

Read more: Air district, supervisors discuss green waste options

Photographer finds solace in Plumas County forest

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Trees arch over autumn colors and still water at Spanish Creek

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/13/2015

Each morning, Mike Nellor grabs a cup of coffee and his dog Grady and heads out into the forest.

Most afternoons, he shares what he’s seen with his friends and family by posting photos on Facebook.

In the past couple years, Nellor has developed a fan following that checks his page each day to see what new insights he has to share about the world surrounding the town of Quincy.

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Read more: Photographer finds solace in Plumas County forest

Biomass boiler delayed; Supervisors debate option with Graeagle resident

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/13/2015

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment’s Jonathan Kusel has a vision that would heat and provide power to buildings throughout the county, while providing an outlet for forest biomass and promoting timber sales.

He asked the Board of Supervisors to sign a letter endorsing the first location — Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola — during the board’s March 3 meeting. Add a comment

Read more: Biomass boiler delayed; Supervisors debate option with Graeagle resident

Tax default properties go to auction

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/13/2015

More than 100 Plumas County properties will be hitting the auction block in May.

Treasurer-Tax Collector Julie White said that taxes have not been paid for five years on 115 properties, rendering them eligible for the tax default sale. Add a comment

Read more: Tax default properties go to auction


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