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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.

Pack donkeys add historical element to guided walk through Snake Lake area

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 Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his donkey Bonita.
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/26/2014

An eager group of hikers took a walk back in time during a guided hike highlighting ecological, historical and cultural aspects of the Snake Lake area.

Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his son Sam led their two pack animals and 16 interested hikers on an 8-mile walk from the former townsite of New Boston to Snake Lake, Smith Lake and back to New Boston on Friday, Aug. 8.

As Lawson’s two donkeys were packed up with food, water, backpacks and a first aid kit, Lawson told the story of Bonita, the wild donkey he acquired from Navajo country.

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Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against QHS grad Reed

Feather Publishing
8/25/2014

A Michigan judge last week dismissed rape charges against former Quincy High School sports standout Evan Reed.

According to reports from several Detroit-area media outlets, the judge ruled the accuser wasn’t credible and it wasn’t proven that she was incapacitated.

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New employees top county officials’ wish list

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/25/2014

After years of cuts in personnel, department heads want to see some positions restored.

Of the six county department heads who met with the Plumas County supervisors Aug. 12, three asked for more employees.

Read more: New employees top county officials’ wish list

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Railroad Days a landmark success

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Benny, Penny and Dude provide music for railroaders at the Portola City Park during the 32nd annual Railroad Days. Photo by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
8/24/2014


The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days featured gunfighters galore, driving rock music and trains whizzing down the tree-columned Canyon.

But for organizer Patricia Ryan, the jam-packed weekend of Aug. 8 – 10 brought more than dunk tanks and benefits for the city of Portola.

It also delivered a revival of community spirit.

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Community blood drive set for September

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Seneca Hospital Auxiliary president Jude Morse and Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bill Mahaffey display the poster for the community blood drive. Photo submitted
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/23/2014

The Chester community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town Chester from noon until 6 p.m.

“Volunteers of the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary will be calling community members to assist them with appointments to donate. Donors may also schedule a donation time by visiting bloodhero.com or by calling me at 259-3626,” SHA president and drive chairperson Jude Morse said.

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