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CEO Lafferty leaving Plumas District Hospital

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Plumas District Hospital and its Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty have parted ways. Hospital board president Bill Wickman made the announcement March 27 and spent the morning notifying employees at the hospital and its two clinics.

Wickman said it was premature to discuss specifics, but said more information would be available after next week’s board meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. An interim CEO will be appointed at that meeting.

This is a developing story. The latest information will be reported in the April 2 editions of Feather Publishing newspapers.


Supervisors agree to pay library’s heating bill

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

First it was a camera and now Supervisor Sherrie Thrall is purchasing a computer to facilitate live-streaming of meetings.

Thrall wants the county’s other agencies and commissions to have the same ability the Board of Supervisors does to live-stream its meetings.

Read more: Supervisors agree to pay library’s heating bill


FRC student lounge gets new look

The student lounge at Feather River College has a new look, thanks to the efforts of the newly energized Associated Students of FRC. From left: Brianna Ely, president Franklin Mullen, Rebecca Laakso, vice president and director of activities Jedidiah Richard and secret+ary Lauren Guthrie. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer


“There’s nothing to do in Quincy,” is an oft-heard complaint by teens and adults alike. An energetic group of students at Feather River College is trying to change that.

“I want more fun activities on campus,” said the new president of the revived associated student group, Franklin Mullen. “I want to see more student spirit out of a small community college — we don’t have enough activities going on.”

Thanks to Mullen and a handful of fellow students, there is now a spruced-up student lounge with a large flat-screen TV, an array of couches, a pool table and foosball and air hockey games.

Read more: FRC student lounge gets new look


Special district boards attend mandated ethics training


Approximately 75 citizens sitting on various boards around Plumas County gathered Saturday, March 8, for California state mandated ethics training at the Plumas County Library conference room. Attorneys Andy Morris and Josh Nelson taught the three-hour course, sponsored by the Plumas County Special Districts Association. Photo by Mike Taborski

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

To assist special district board members with meeting the California state biannual mandate for ethics training, the Plumas County Special Districts Association hosted a workshop Saturday, March 9, in the Quincy library conference room.

In attendance were a large number of board members, chief executive officers and general managers from recreation, water, fire and hospital districts across Plumas County.

Read more: Special district boards attend mandated ethics training


Rainbow over American Valley

Feather Publishing
This rainbow graces American Valley just outside of Quincy during a break in the much needed rain showers on Tuesday afternoon.
Photo By Susan Brown.

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