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

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

County’s finances are on track at mid-year point

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/6/2015

Halfway through the county’s fiscal year, spending is where it should be.

Susan Scarlett, the Plumas Board of Supervisors’ budget consultant, led the board through each department’s budget, highlighting the percentage spent on salaries and other expenditures. Add a comment

Read more: County’s finances are on track at mid-year point

Students observe quail-raising project

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Craig Martynn explains to tour participants at the American Ranch on Feb. 14 that quail head feathers are called topknots. The tour was part of Martynn’s larger senior project of raising quail. Photos by Gia Martynn
Feather Publishing
3/5/2015
 
Quincy High School senior Craig Martynn shared his quail-raising project with Michelle Abramson’s second-grade class at Quincy Elementary School last week.

Martynn then invited students and their parents to a ranch tour for a bird’s-eye view of the quail-raising process. Martynn’s mentor, Lane Labbe, owns New England Ranch and has been raising California and Gambel’s quail on his ranch for the last 10 years.
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Vet outreach program helps soldiers enroll in VA for vital benefits

Ann Powers
Staff Writer

In 1967, Lt. Elizabeth Allen, an Army nurse in Vietnam, said, “All soldiers belong to somebody. They’ve got moms, they’ve got wives, they’ve got kids. They’ve got somebody who loves them.”

About 50 years later, Vietnam-era vet Paul Bianco works tirelessly to let the 2,400 veterans in Plumas County know just exactly that — somebody cares. Add a comment

Read more: Vet outreach program helps soldiers enroll in VA for vital benefits

Lassen Volcanic National Park opens park highway to Devastated Area

Feather Publishing
3/4/2015


Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors can now drive to the Devastated Area, 10 miles from the north entrance of the park.

“Beyond the Devastated Area visitors will find snow depths of 2 to 3 feet and excellent spring-like skiing conditions,” said Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons. “We hope many of our local snow enthusiasts will come to the park and enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snow play.
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College readies application process for new trustee

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/3/2015


At last week’s Feather River College board of trustees meeting, President Kevin Trutna urged the board to act soon in finding a new trustee.

Leah West announced her resignation during the January meeting, telling the board her last day presiding would be March 19. Add a comment

Read more: College readies application process for new trustee


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