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

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Powerful storm results in emergency declaration

Feather Publishing Staff
2/13/2015

A powerful storm pounded Plumas County with strong winds and heavy rainfall last week, leaving millions of dollars of damage in its wake.

County officials declared a local state of emergency Friday, Feb. 6, even before the full extent of the damage could be assessed. Add a comment

Read more: Powerful storm results in emergency declaration

County Mental Health director resigns

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/13/2015

Plumas County Mental Health Director Peter Livingston offered his resignation last week. After some discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted it.

Livingston, who has been leading the department for 15 months, agreed to stay on as interim director for three months to help the county with a transition plan. Add a comment

Read more: County Mental Health director resigns

Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/13/2015

From what their constituents thought about the state of Jefferson to the need to hire more staff, the supervisors discussed a number of topics Feb. 3.

But the first meeting in February was shorter and less controversial than the last meeting in January when the board discussed not only the formation of a new state, but the effort to establish a tourism improvement district, and listened to a church leader suggest that a supervisor had practiced religious discrimination.
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Read more: Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February

‘Movin’ on up’ real estate momentum builds confidence in local economies

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A reported increase in high-end home sales forecasts brighter days for local economies. Photos courtesy Dickson Realty
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/12/2015


If home sales are any indication of how the economy is doing, Klondike-like days could be making a comeback in Plumas County.

Area Realtors say luxury real estate struck gold in 2014 with numerous homes selling for more than $1 million.

The Lake Almanor real estate market saw 11 luxury home sales over $1 million, and four of those sold for more than $2 million, according to Jay Sabelman, who owns Lake Almanor Brokers. Add a comment

Read more: ‘Movin’ on up’ real estate momentum builds confidence in local economies

No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County

Lori Pini
Health Education Coordinator
2/11/2015

Even though there have been no cases of measles reported in Plumas County, the Disneyland measles outbreak should be a concern to all of us, with the numbers of infected individuals growing almost daily.

As of Jan. 28, 98 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. Eighty-two live in California and two-thirds of those were associated with the Disneyland outbreak. Some school districts in Southern California are now preventing unimmunized children from attending class.
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Read more: No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County


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