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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.

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

Feather Publishing

5/1/2014

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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Sheriff still pushing plan for new facility with CHP

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/24/2014
 

The sheriff isn’t giving up on a proposal to build a joint facility with the local California Highway Patrol.

“Just because the initial reply was negative, that doesn’t mean I’m done pursuing something that will benefit the citizens of this county,” Sheriff Greg Hagwood said last week.

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Ski hill to open winter 2015

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The newly installed chairlift at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl at Plumas-Eureka State Park sits at the bottom of the hill waiting for completion. The Eastern Plumas Recreation District plans to have the hill back open next winter. Photos by Carolyn Shipp
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
4/24/2014

 

The Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl has been a common topic of conversation for Eastern Plumas County citizens over the past few years. For years the mountain has been without the echo of jubilant skiers, and the community has been left without the economic boost the winter activities could bring to the area.

However, that could very soon change. Through the collaborative efforts of the Eastern Plumas Recreation District and Plumas-Eureka State Park, as well as a myriad of other entities, the ski hill could reawaken as soon as next winter.

Yet, the question arises: How will this ski hill operate? What will prevent it from shutting down again like it did in the past?

The board members of the recreation district are prepared to answer those questions.

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Plans to rebuild burned downtown block on hold

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/23/2014

 

Four months after the Dec. 15, 2013, fire that destroyed a half-block of downtown Quincy, the corner sits empty and will likely remain that way for a while.

Tommy and Carol Miles, who had been refurbishing the former Great Northern building (one of the two structures destroyed in the fire), hope to have building plans and permits completed within a month, but don’t anticipate construction beginning anytime soon.

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Family of man killed by deputy seeking damages

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/23/2014
 

Three family members of a Portola man who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy last year have filed a wrongful death claim against Plumas County.

Mariano Joseph Mauro, Jr., Anthony Joseph Mariano Mauro and Angelena Mauro are each seeking $2 million in damages for the death of their father, Mariano Joseph Mauro.

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Quincy cools off with some ice cream

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The crowd listens to the music and mills around at the ice cream social. Though the event was announced just two days earlier, a large number turned out for free ice cream and live music.
James Wilson
Sports Editor
4/22/2014
 

How cool is Quincy, the town voted the coolest small town in the West? Ice cold. The England-based company Wall’s apparently thinks so, at least. The European ice cream company set a crew up in Quincy on April 11 to film a commercial to be aired online later this month.

The company coordinated with the San Francisco branch of DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., a global advertising firm. Some members of the firm saw Quincy on Yahoo late last year, voted as one of the coolest small towns in America, and thought it would be a great location to film.

“It’s such a cute, quaint, small town,” explained DDB’s Danielle Watchman on its choice of location. “We really liked the look of it. We thought it would be a nice fit for what we are going for.”

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