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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

State orders new water conservation mandates Impacts all residents including Plumas

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
7/29/2014

Plumas County is considering declaring a local disaster as drought continues to impact the state.

Jerry Sipe, the county’s environmental health director, discussed the state and local drought situation with the Board of Supervisors on July 15, the same day the state water board enacted emergency water conservation measures that affect all Californians.

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Department names new probation chief

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/28/2014


Daniel Prince is no longer acting the part — he is the county’s new chief probation officer.

The supervisors voted unanimously July 15 to offer him the position based on the recommendation of the interview committee, which consisted of Judge Janet Hilde, retired Chief Probation Officer Terry Lee and Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo.

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Second Annual Plumas County Senior Summit a success

Senior-Summit
 Keynote speaker and District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall says "I have changed the picture of aging."
Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
7/27/2014


“The changing picture of aging” was the topic of supervisor Sherrie Thrall’s keynote address to a crowd of seniors gathered for the second annual Plumas County Senior Summit on July 16.

“I am the changing picture of aging,” Thrall said. She’ll turn 70 this November, yet is still very active — a growing trend as baby boomers begin reaching retirement age.

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Tales from the front: Honored veterans share their stories

Fourth-Veterans
Father and son Jackson L. Harris Sr., center, and Jackson L. Harris II, right, hold the state Assembly resolution honoring them and other distinguished veterans with organizer Dave Karau at the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade on July 4. The former Navy lieutenant and commander have 45 years of combined service. Photo submitted
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
7/25/2014

Robert Schoensee still remembers the moment his ship split in half off the coast of Normandy in 1944, plunging 270 men into the icy Atlantic surf.

The 96-year-old retired Army major was one of 11 distinguished veterans recognized during the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade, where thousands of spectators lined Graeagle’s streets to honor Plumas County residents who served from Omaha Beach to Vietnam, Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge.

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Plumas National Forest makes green firewood permits available

Feather Publishing
7/24/2014

Additional green firewood permits are available for personal firewood cutting in the vicinity of Snake Lake near Quincy, according to local Forest Service officials. Special green, project-specific fuelwood permits are required, priced at $10/cord with a two-cord minimum.

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