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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Apple Fest: Come for free juice, stay for good time

Maggie Barrett picks apples for Apple Fest.
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

It was a Monday afternoon at Dawn Gardens, an organic produce farm in Indian Falls. Intern Maggie (Magnolia) Barrett weighed 3-pound bags of fresh-picked apples while Manuel Boehmer, farm manager, greeted a friend who came to help repair a piece of equipment. The farm is currently in preparation for Apple Fest 2014.

The 26th annual Apple Festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 26, starting at noon. Guests are invited at no charge to come and juice apples from the farm, or their own apples if they choose to bring them. There will be four cider presses at the party for everyone to use. Add a comment

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Quincy couple turns to life of travel

From left: Katie Bagby, founder of Quincy Collective; Amy Schulz, entrepreneurship instructor at Feather River College; and Tiffiney Lozano, co-owner of Wild Child Travels, mug for the camera before the launch of Quincy Collective on Oct. 7. Photo submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Diego and Tiffiney Lozano did what many couples do once they marry and decide it’s time to settle down — they took secure jobs, bought a house and had children — but it wasn’t working for them.

“There was a moment in 2012 when I thought, ‘This is not how it’s supposed to be,’” Tiffiney said.

Flash forward two years. Diego and Tiffiney sold their home, quit their jobs and are about to embark on a new adventure.

The couple told their story Oct. 7 to a packed room during the opening reception for Quincy Collective, a new endeavor by life coach Katie Bagby.
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Apple JOLT offers chance to make use of forgotten fruit

Feaather Publishing

The third annual Apple JOLT (Juice ’em Or Lose Them), organized by Transition Quincy, will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the white house across the street from Quincy Natural Foods.

The community is invited to scour Quincy for apples and bring them to the event for juicing. Volunteers will help to crush and squeeze the apples into juice. Participants are encouraged to bring clean bottles in which to carry home the finished juice to enjoy.

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Portola volunteer firefighter battles leukemia

Laurie Sears
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer

  “I’m concerned about fire. I think residents need to be more aware,” said Lauri Sears. Lauri and her husband Pete Sears have been volunteers with the Eastern Plumas Fire District  since 2007.  Pete is a volunteer firefighter and Lauri works at their thrift srtore.

  Lauri has been on leave from the Portola Fire Department since April, when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Add a comment

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Fall burning project planned for Chips Fire area

Feather Publishing

Residents and visitors to the area of the Lassen National Forest where the Chips Fire burned in 2012 might soon notice some smoke in the air.

That’s because a prescribed burning project is planned in units burned during the Chips Fire that were recently helicopter salvaged. Additional small-diameter snags have been felled, creating concentrations of fuel scattered throughout the units.
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