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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Death in the Canyon: Forest Service LEO has ride-along from hell

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Plumas and Lassen National Forest Patrol Capt. Chris Holland points out where he discovered the body of Brian Joseph Graves near the Murphy Creek turnout in the Feather River Canyon on April 29, 2011. Photos by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
9/5/2014

Chris Holland’s headlights blazed into the darkness, his SUV clinging to the road that winds down the Feather River Canyon. The spring night was calm and cool, but what happened next became an ordeal he would never forget.

With a trainee in the passenger seat, the law enforcement patrol captain for Plumas and Lassen national forests cruised past Murphy Creek, a wide turnout halfway down the mountain pass. It was April 29, 2011 — opening day for stream fishing — and the partners had come to aid new anglers.

Then they glimpsed an RV hidden in the brush.

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Search for former FRC student ends with body found

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Lucius Robbi
James Wilson
Sports Editor
9/4/2014


A massive search for a missing Feather River College alumnus ended in Idaho the evening of Aug. 28, with the discovery of his body and car.

Lucius Robbi was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Custer County, Idaho.

Idaho police were searching for Robbi, who vanished on his way from his summer job in Idaho to the University of Montana.

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Fly-In Breakfast features free plane rides for kids

Feather Publishing
9/3/2014

The Rotary Club of Portola hosts its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nervino Airport in Beckwourth.

The breakfast is the club's largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going toward college scholarships and community service projects.

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District wants to hire ski hill project manager

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/2/2014

Construction on the new chair lift at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is well underway. And it’s still scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season.

But there is still a lot of work to be done.

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Criminal justice leaders disperse AB 109 funds

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
9/1/2014

Moments after dividing $693,439 in state money among their departments, local criminal justice leaders emphasized they still need the county’s financial help.

“Unless we really have some good assistance from our Board of Supervisors, we have some very positive programs that are on very tenuous footing,” District Attorney David Hollister said.

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