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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

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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National Weather Service issues flash flood warning

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7/30/2014 - 4:30 p.m.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... PLUMAS COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 715 PM PDT * AT 415 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LAKE ALMANOR AND ALMANOR AND STATE ROUTE 89 IN THAT AREA.

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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

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 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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