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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

PDH holds semi-annual low-cost health screening

Feather Publishing

The PDH screening begins Monday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and runs through Thursday, May 8, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital.

PDH will provide a comprehensive blood screening test for $50, bone density tests for $50 and prostate cancer screening tests for $15. In addition, a free diabetes screening test (A1C) is available.

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Candidates share views in forum


Jim Judd answers a question during the Plumas County League of Women Voters forum held in Graeagle on April 24. Photos by Debra Moore

Debra Moore

Staff Writer

Two candidates for District 5 supervisor introduced themselves and answered more than a dozen questions at the Graeagle Fire Hall on April 24, giving voters their first chance to hear both men voice their reasons for running for office and their plans for Plumas County.

About 70 people turned out for the event hosted by the League of Women Voters. In addition to the two District 5 candidates, Jim Judd and Jeff Engel, four elected officials running unopposed for another term in office addressed the attendees: Assessor Chuck Leonhardt, Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams, District Attorney David Hollister and County Superintendent of Schools Micheline Miglis.

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With recent ownership, Plumas Arts plans changes for theatre


This photo from 1936, the first year the current Town Hall Theatre opened, shows the long lines the venue attracted. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum

James Wilson

Sports Editor

It’s going to be a big year for the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. The first big announcement of the year in regard to the theatre came March 6. After 142 years of retaining ownership of the Town Hall Theatre and its previous incarnations, the Town Hall Association gave up ownership to Plumas Arts.

With the building owned in full by her organization, Plumas Arts director Roxanne Valladao told Feather Publishing last week it may be time to step up the theatre’s visual and audio components to stay on par with technological advances.

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Meet the candidates; Two forums scheduled May 7

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The Plumas County Special Districts Association is inviting the public to attend a candidate forum to be held Wednesday, May 7, following its quarterly meeting.

The group’s meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Quincy library meeting room, with the forum to immediately follow at roughly 12:15 p.m.

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New deputy supervisor at home in Plumas forest


Plumas National Forest Deputy Supervisor Genny Wilson enjoys spending a lot of her free time hiking local trails and watching birds. Photos by Dan McDonald

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor


Genny Wilson has been deputy supervisor of the Plumas National Forest for just three months. But she already knows the lay of the land — every square mile of it.

As a crew leader tasked with finding spotted owls in 1990, Wilson literally hiked through the entire forest.

“Our job was to find those gaps where people had never looked before for owls,” Wilson said. “We looked at the good habitat — older, mature forests — but we also looked at areas where people really didn’t predict owls. There were no constraints on where we could go.”

Thanks in part to her research as a biologist on the Plumas, and later the Tahoe National Forest, the California spotted owl is the only spotted owl not on the endangered species list.

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Black Bart robs again — re-enactment scheduled at the Plumas County Museum

Feather Publishing


Wells Fargo and Co. stage driver Charlie Seevy drew his stage to a halt amid a cloud of swirling dust as the masked, shotgun-wielding bandit blocked his path on the Quincy to Oroville Road and demanded, “Driver, throw out the box.” Seevy quickly complied —unloading the Wells Fargo box and mail pouches the stage was carrying — then driving on as ordered.

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