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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Fire Safe Council, Plumas National Forest form new collaboration

Feather Publishing
2/10/2015

In partnership with the Plumas National Forest, the Plumas County Fire Safe Council is taking on a new role to initiate a collaborative group designed to increase public engagement in national forest restoration.

All are welcome to join neighbors and community in public meetings to initiate a collective dialog on the management of forests and the future of Plumas County, say council organizers. Initial meetings are set in the following communities: Quincy on Feb. 11 at the library, Portola on Feb. 18 at the library, Indian Valley on Feb. 25 at the Town Hall and Chester on March 4 at the Memorial Hall. All meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Influenza is hitting hard throughout Plumas County

Mark Satterfield, M.D.
Plumas County Health Officer
2/9/2015

Influenza is once again at epidemic levels in Plumas County, as it is throughout the U.S. “The flu” is unpleasant for everyone, but for high-risk people such as children under 5, older adults, pregnant women and people with underlying health problems it can be dangerous enough to require hospitalization or worse. Add a comment

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Coalition seeks to increase breastfeeding rates

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Professionals from health service agencies in both Lassen and Plumas counties come together in Chester for a Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting. Back from left: Jana McDowell, Theresa Woodbury and Terri Smith. Front from left: Leslie Goni, Laura Heiss, Linda Margaretic, Carmen Lopez, Katy Dyrr and Katie Jamieson. Photo by M. Kate West

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/9/2015

A bicounty coalition is working to make breastfeeding the “norm” in Plumas and Lassen counties.

Chester was the hosting location of the Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting held Jan. 23.

MILC has been in existence since 1997. Its mission is to promote, support and advocate for breastfeeding in Plumas and Lassen counties.

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Indian Valley Youth Summit seeks mentors

Feather Publishing
2/8/2015
 

The Indian Valley Youth Summit is looking for adults in the community who are willing to mentor a local young person.

The Youth Summit is a community organization formed four years ago to address and study the apparent epidemic of suicidal depression among young people, as evidenced by five actual Indian Valley youth suicides in a span of five years.
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Schomac buys Woodbridge, invites public to rename

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/6/2015


After recently closing escrow on the Woodbridge development in Portola for about $700,000 plus $267,000 in property taxes, the developers report they would like the public to help them rename the project.

Schomac Group Inc. invites Feather Publishing readers to post name suggestions in the comment section after this story on Plumasnews.com.

Schomac said it is looking for a name befitting the future housing and commercial area located at the end of Gulling Street behind Portola High School. Plans call for 1,005 dwelling units and approximately 170,000 square feet of business space. Add a comment

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