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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.

State superintendent visits Plumas schools

The students and teachers at Quincy Elementary School gather to celebrate receiving the California Distinguished Schools Award during a visit from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Dec. 3. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

It was a jam-packed morning Dec. 3 for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary and the Indian Valley Academy.

“I’ve got some homework to do,” Torlakson said after completing the tours.

Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help.
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No school in Quincy Tuesday

Feather Publishing
6:35 am

Feather Publishing just received official word that all PUSD and Plumas Charter schools in Quincy are closed today due to lack of power at two of their facilities, both Quincy High School and Pioneer Campus/Plumas Charter School on Mill Creek Road. Thus, all Quincy area PUSD and Plumas Charter schools have been closed for the day. 

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All other schools in Plumas County are open and operating on a normal schedule. Buses may be a little late to stops, due to weather and chain controls in some areas.

This will be updated as we receive more information.

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Recall election will cost district thousands

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

The financial responsibility will fall solely on the Indian Valley Community Services District when elections are held in response to a recent petition’s approval.

The petition included sufficient signatures to move the process forward to recall three directors to the board. The next step will be an election to ask Indian Valley voters if they want to recall the directors.
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Father says murder suspect was trying to turn his life around

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Family and friends of William Leo Altes III said the man they call “Billy” has struggled with drugs and alcohol most of his adult life. But they said they were stunned to hear he has been charged with murder.

Altes, 44, is accused of using a hammer and knife to kill 51-year-old Greenville business owner Lauren Lindskog Allen on Dec. 1.

Altes was doing piecemeal jobs for Allen at her Coppercreek youth camp near Greenville. He was reportedly working in trade to pay for his girlfriend’s two sons to attend the popular summer camp. Add a comment

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Lauren Allen’s friends and family grieve quietly

Lauren Lindskog
Miriam S. Cody & Greg Knight
Staff Writers

Lauren “Lornie” Lindskog Allen went to a meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, about her new job at the Indian Valley Academy.

She had been hired a few weeks earlier as an instructional aide.

She was well known for her work with kids, and her career at a local summer camp. Add a comment

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