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

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Thunderstorm shuts down air attack

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A Cal Fire S2T Airtanker from Grass Valley makes one final drop on a new fire just before air operations were suspended due to a strong thunderstorm moving into the fire area.  Phot by Judy Gimple
Feather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 2:50 p.m.
 
All aircraft working the Hough Complex fires are heading back to their bases due to hazardous weather conditions. 
 
A large active thunder storm is moving from the south to the north across eastern Plumas County.  The storm is currently just north east of Quincy and moving into the fire area.  Several lightning strikes have been observed and down draft winds are forecast to be as strong as 60 mph. 
 
There is some moisture associated with the  storm.

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