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The prospect of consolidation has never been better

Feather Publishing
Editorial Opinion
11/22/2013
 

It’s time for the American Valley to consolidate its two water and sewer services districts into one.

The idea isn’t new. The East Quincy and Quincy districts have been talking about it for more than two decades. Unfortunately, the talks sometimes resembled bar-room brawls more than genuine negotiations. For years it seemed the districts’ respective boards of directors simply didn’t trust each other.

But times have changed. The two boards are no longer made up of Hatfields and McCoys.

The attitudes and makeup of the current boards have never been better for making this important change — a change that should have happened years ago.

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Safety must be top priority on winding winter roadways

Feather Publishing
Editorial Opinion
11/15/2013

 

Two big-rig crashes in the Feather River Canyon in successive weeks underscore the dangers we face when driving that very scenic, yet extremely treacherous, stretch of Highway 70.

Last week, a big-rig driver from Newman was lucky. He suffered minor injuries after his tractor-trailer veered off the road, struck an embankment and overturned near the Paxton bridge. The accident sent his cargo of scrap metal flying in all directions. Luckily, there were no other cars in the vicinity or it likely would have been a tragic encounter.

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Learning from the trip-ups on the trip of a lifetime

Feather Publishing
 
James Wilson
11/8/2013
 

It was 10 years ago exactly that I took the trip of my life. Two of my friends, Brett and Lindsay, took off with me on a year-long trip that took us to 25 countries and six continents. We were young, reckless and ready for anything: the perfect combination for a year of shenanigans.

Since it was exactly 10 years ago, I’ve been going through my old emails recently and reading about what we were up to 10 years ago from the day, each day. Ten years ago from the day of writing this, for example, I was picking fruit on an orchard in New Zealand. 

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It is good to see county support Plumas Arts

Feather Publishing
Editorial Opinion
10/25/2013
 

For a small rural county, we have an abundance of cultural events. A glance at this newspaper’s Arts & Entertainment page or the events calendar offers a weekly glimpse of events that dwarf the listings of most communities our size. It’s one of the reasons many of us choose to live here.

Much of the reason the arts are flourishing in Plumas County is because of the contributions and influence of Plumas Arts and the hundreds of residents who support the nonprofit organization.

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No child in the world should have to suffer from polio

John DeSelle - Where I stand
Quincy Rotary Club
 

Every child deserves the right to walk, run and play without fear of paralysis. Although polio is largely unknown in developed nations, it is a disease that still robs children of that right in some parts of the world. It is transmitted via contaminated water and food supplies, enters through a child’s mouth, and then multiplies in the throat and intestines. In a matter of hours, the poliovirus can enter the brain and spinal cord, destroying the cells that enable muscles to contract and causing paralysis. In 5 to 10 percent of cases, the child dies.

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