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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Tales from the front: Honored veterans share their stories

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Father and son Jackson L. Harris Sr., center, and Jackson L. Harris II, right, hold the state Assembly resolution honoring them and other distinguished veterans with organizer Dave Karau at the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade on July 4. The former Navy lieutenant and commander have 45 years of combined service. Photo submitted
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
7/25/2014

Robert Schoensee still remembers the moment his ship split in half off the coast of Normandy in 1944, plunging 270 men into the icy Atlantic surf.

The 96-year-old retired Army major was one of 11 distinguished veterans recognized during the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade, where thousands of spectators lined Graeagle’s streets to honor Plumas County residents who served from Omaha Beach to Vietnam, Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge.

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Plumas National Forest makes green firewood permits available

Feather Publishing
7/24/2014

Additional green firewood permits are available for personal firewood cutting in the vicinity of Snake Lake near Quincy, according to local Forest Service officials. Special green, project-specific fuelwood permits are required, priced at $10/cord with a two-cord minimum.

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District to recognize citizens who discovered water leak

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/23/2014

Thanks to the initiative of an East Quincy couple who reported water spilling from a water tank overflow spout, East Quincy Services District staff were able to isolate the problem June 25 that may have allowed 8 or more million gallons of water to go unaccounted for in the past four months.

Danielle and Jesse Frid were walking with their dog past the district’s well No. 1 when they saw copious amounts of water gushing out. They said they thought that surely district staff must know about the water and at first didn’t report it.

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Construction union awards scholarship to Quincy resident

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Quincy High School graduate Kendal Hicks plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has help from Operating Engineers Local 3, which recently awarded her a scholarship. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

7/22/2014

Quincy Junior-Senior High School graduate Kendal Hicks has won a $7,500 college scholarship from Operating Engineers Local 3.

Hicks, the daughter of Local 3 member Randy Hicks, was chosen for her outstanding academic achievements and involvement in many extracurricular activities. She was part of her school’s concert, jazz and honor bands and served as president of the school’s Service Club, organizing activities such as Safe Trick or Treat, Thanksgiving dinner for the community and blood drives throughout the year.

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UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County

James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/21/2014

Though it is still dwarfed by the giant trees surrounding its Meadow Valley camp, the University of California at Berkeley’s forestry program is celebrating a milestone that puts it in the same category with the ancients: its 100th anniversary. The program and the wild nature of Plumas County have been intertwined since the program’s very beginning and continue to co-produce ongoing generations of foresters.

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