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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

New association aims to support county grand jury

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
1/23/2015


Civil grand juries have been around for centuries. They came to America with the first settlers from Europe.

The grand jury plays a vital watchdog role to help ensure local government — along with public schools, police and special districts — does the best job possible for its citizens.
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College foundation presents Dancing with the Stars

Feather Publishing
1/22/2015

The widely known primetime show “Dancing with the Stars” is leaping out of the television and sashaying its way into Plumas County. The Feather River College Foundation is presenting its own version of the popular television show and organizers say the event is guaranteed to have high ratings.

The Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds will the setting the evening of Feb. 13. At 7 p.m. 10 couples, consisting of Plumas County’s most popular “celebrities,” will leave it all on the dance floor as they compete for the gold and roses.

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College approved to offer bachelor program

James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/21/2015

Feather River College will soon be more than a stepping stone on the path to a four-year degree. It will be the final destination.

The California Chancellor’s Office announced Jan. 20 that it approved 15 community colleges to offer four-year degrees, and FRC was on the list with its proposed Equine Industry bachelors program.

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Future pond-and-plug projects unlikely in Indian Valley

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
1/21/2015


An article last week briefly discussed pond-and-plug streambed restoration projects in Indian Valley, and the controversy surrounding them. Due to the conflicting opinions on these projects, Plumas Corporation has stopped restoring streams in the Indian Creek watershed, said Chief Operations Officer Jim Wilcox.

This is not because of a lack of success, he said. Plumas Corporation is still monitoring streambed restoration projects on the Feather River watershed, but the Plumas County Board of Supervisors pulled the funding for the most recent project, Last Chance II, in November 2013.
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County and Forest Service work together on jobs program

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
1/20/2015


An agreement between Plumas County and the U.S. Forest Service could provide 270 local jobs during the next few years.

Supervisors Kevin Goss and Sherrie Thrall have been working with representatives of the U.S. Forest Service on a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations.

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