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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.

Local crisis team will bring together multiple agencies

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 Lt. Joe Edwards
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/30/2014


Local law enforcement could soon change the way it deals with people suffering from mental health issues — with a crisis intervention team.

The team is the brainchild of local California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards.

“You bring together mental health, police, medical, fire personnel, and you have a team that can go out and be proactive,” Edwards said. “If we have someone who we know needs help, maybe someone who has had multiple contacts with law enforcement, this crisis team goes out and tries to have a consensual contact with the person to see if we can help them.”

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State orders new water conservation mandates; Impacts all residents including Plumas

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
7/29/2014

Plumas County is considering declaring a local disaster as drought continues to impact the state.

Jerry Sipe, the county’s environmental health director, discussed the state and local drought situation with the Board of Supervisors on July 15, the same day the state water board enacted emergency water conservation measures that affect all Californians.

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Department names new probation chief

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/28/2014


Daniel Prince is no longer acting the part — he is the county’s new chief probation officer.

The supervisors voted unanimously July 15 to offer him the position based on the recommendation of the interview committee, which consisted of Judge Janet Hilde, retired Chief Probation Officer Terry Lee and Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo.

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Second Annual Plumas County Senior Summit a success

Senior-Summit
 Keynote speaker and District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall says "I have changed the picture of aging."
Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
7/27/2014


“The changing picture of aging” was the topic of supervisor Sherrie Thrall’s keynote address to a crowd of seniors gathered for the second annual Plumas County Senior Summit on July 16.

“I am the changing picture of aging,” Thrall said. She’ll turn 70 this November, yet is still very active — a growing trend as baby boomers begin reaching retirement age.

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