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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Collaboration nixed: The supervisors sent a letter to the CHP commissioner last week saying the county isn’t interested in collaborating on a facility that would be shared by the sheriff and CHP.
  • Final pitch: The three candidates vying for District 5 supervisor tell readers why they deserve the job.
  • Ebola experience: A Quincy nurse who worked in Liberia shares her story and encourages education about the virus.

Volunteers work to preserve historical Heart K Ranch

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Fall at the Heart K Ranch. Photo by Heather Kingdon

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
10/3/2014


Volunteers and organizations throughout Plumas and Lassen counties are working together to create a healthy forest and riparian habitat on the Heart K Ranch.

Feather River Land Trust and the Feather River Resource Conservation District partnered to protect the historical property, rich in diversity, natural resources and cultural values.

In 2006 FRLT was able to purchase Heart K from The Nature Conservancy and has since been working hard toward conservation.

Read more: Volunteers work to preserve historical Heart K Ranch

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The birth of a rivalry; How Quincy and Portola came to be rivals

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The 1946 Quincy Trojans, the high school’s first football team, pose for the record books. The first time Quincy and Portola played, later that year, Quincy shut out Portola 24-0. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
James Wilson
Sports Editor
10/3/2014


With the annual rivalry game set to take place between Quincy and Portola’s varsity football teams this Friday, both schools are starting to get revved up. The annual game is always one filled with emotion, for the outcome means a lot more to each team than that of most games.

The two teams have been pitted against each other for as long as almost everyone in the communities can remember. Coaches and players enter the annual event inherently knowing that it’s more than a game. The history of the rivalry goes back nearly 70 years, when the two teams first went up against one another.

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Purple Purse campaign raises domestic abuse awareness


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Liz Page holds up the two purple charms she found in one day, taking part in the scavenger hunt portion of the Purple Purse campaign.  Photo submitted
James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/2/2014


Entering its fourth week of the Purple Purse campaign, Plumas Rural Services hopes to make one more big push for the month-long fundraiser.

Plumas County was chosen as one of 140 counties participating in the national campaign that was launched Sept. 2. The Allstate Foundation has set up different incentives during the month to help organizations raise funds and awareness of domestic abuse.

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, so the campaign was meant to create a dialogue on the serious matter before October hit.

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Preparing for the end

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Joanne Danielson speaks on end-of-life issues at the Mohawk Community Resource Center on Sept. 16. Photo by Shelley Wilkerson
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/1/2014

Now is the time to think about how you want to die. That was the message from Mohawk Community Resource Center speaker Joanne Danielson on Sept. 16.

Danielson, owner of Graceful Transitions Coaching, said people often plan what should happen to their finances should they pass away, but rarely address other needs. Those needs may be spiritual requests, or other wishes such as where they want to die or how they want to be treated when they pass.

Read more: Preparing for the end

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