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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Quincy’s Town Hall Theatre shows last movie on film

Barbara Stricker kisses the old projector goodbye after showing the Town Hall Theatre’s last movie on film, “The Princess Bride,”.   Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

The era of film projection is officially over — at least in Plumas County.

The Town Hall Theatre showed its last film on the old projector last weekend and is now preparing to show the first film using its new digital projector Friday night.

Movie studios are switching over to the digital format, no longer producing movies on film. The switch to the new system was necessary to keep the local theatre viable.

Longtime projectionist Barbara Stricker was nostalgic and a bit sad last weekend as she projected her last movie on film onto the screen of the Quincy theatre. Add a comment

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Graeagle’s Englishman becomes an American

Newly sworn-in U.S. citizen Chris Nicholson says he’s a proud American. Photo courtesy Chris Nicholson
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

How many voting members are in the House of Representatives? Or, try this one — how many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

Know the answers to these? Christopher Nicholson does. The Englishman recently answered 150 similar questions in obtaining his U.S. citizenship.

Nicholson aced the U.S. Citizenship Test and became a true, blue American on Dec. 17, 2014.
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Animal control regulations call for responsible pet ownership

Hank, a 1-year-old neutered male pitt bull, is one of many dogs brought into Quincy’s animal shelter looking for a good home. Photo courtesy Plumas County Animal Services
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Want your “Lassie” to come home?

Then get her licensed, says Portola City Community Service Officer Leah Turner — the top dog when it comes to animal control regulations.

“The importance of having a dog license is to help the city find the dog’s owner if the dog is lost and it will be returned home,” she said. “If it doesn’t have a license, then the dog goes to Quincy animal control and the owner will be cited for not having a license and no proof of rabies (vaccination).”

According to regulation, all dogs over the age of 4 months within city limits must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at City Hall with a proof of a rabies certificate. If the dog is altered, and the owner has proof, the annual license fee is $10. If not, that price is quadrupled. Add a comment

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EPHC’s telemedicine program ranks in the top 10 statewide

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s telemedicine program offers patients the opportunity to see the specialist they require without traveling long distances. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Eastern Plumas Health Care was recently named one of the top 10 telemedicine performers in the California Telehealth Network.

EPHC secured the fourth spot out of 800 rural health care telemedicine clinics statewide. Hospital officials say they’re excited about the ranking, and plan to up that already high standard in the future.

“My goal for next year is to be in the top three,” said Erica Waldeck, EPHC telemedicine coordinator. “But fourth is pretty good and I’ll take it.” Add a comment

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Supervisors plan for 2015

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

It’s a new year and a new Plumas County Board of Supervisors, with Clio resident Jeff Engel replacing Jon Kennedy representing District 5.

But the board will be facing many of the same challenges it worked on last year — balancing the budget, building a new jail and rehabilitating mental health. Add a comment

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