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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.

Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt

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Two sheriff’s deputies stand near a man threatening to jump off the Spanish Creek Bridge on Aug. 20. The man stood outside the rails for more than two hours before he was pulled to safety by officers and mental health workers. Photo by Laura Beaton
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
8/30/2014

A man who said he wanted to kill himself is alive today thanks to heroic efforts by local police officers and county mental health workers last week.

The man, who has not been identified, stood outside the rails of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

He said he was going to jump.

Read more: Officers, mental health clinicians thwart suicide attempt

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Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/29/2014

Some residents of Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake are concerned that the tussock moth larvae — caterpillars — are creating a fire threat by defoliating the forests.

Huge swaths of brown-tinged white fir trees cover the ridges and slopes of Plumas National Forest, not only in the La Porte area (as featured in the Aug. 13 story Under Siege) but in the Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake areas as well.

Read more: Caterpillar invasion sparks wildfire worries for Plumas residents

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Supervisors debate and split on request for computers

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/30/2015


The Mental Health Department’s request to spend $88,000 on computers triggered a lengthy discussion during the Plumas County Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 19.

The money would cover 42 desktop computers, seven laptops and two tablets, as well as multiple monitors.

Read more: Supervisors debate and split on request for computers

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Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/29/2014


Sheriff Greg Hagwood 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.

“I’m going to find out what is in the bottom of that well.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood
But he is sure that he doesn’t need the Board of Supervisors’ approval to proceed and he made that clear during the board’s Aug. 19 meeting.

Hagwood had appeared before the supervisors Aug. 5 and outlined his plan for unearthing the human bones that are believed to be in the well. He discussed the costs associated with the effort, which total nearly $100,000.

Read more: Sheriff pledges to find funding to unearth the bones in the well

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4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

Mike Taborski
Publisher
8/29/2014

If the success of this year’s Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction is any kind of indication, the local economy seems to be rebounding nicely from the recession.

Members of the local 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs had to be delighted with the tale of the tape at this year’s auction held the final day of the county fair, Sunday, Aug. 17.

Read more: 4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths

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