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Donations from community help fire department purchase new equipment

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The volunteers that make Quincy safer pose for a team shot at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department station on Lawrence Street. The department expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the community and the years of support given to it. Photo by Maureen Forster

James Wilson
Sports Editor
9/22/2014

A couple weeks ago, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay came into the office and said he wanted to show me where all the money the department raised from its pancake breakfasts and drawings went. He definitely piqued my interest.

To show me, he went on, would involve dressing me in full fire gear and having me navigate through a burning building. Now I was intrigued.

Read more: Donations from community help fire department purchase new equipment

We can all become ‘water watchers’

Gia Martynn
Special to Feather Publishing
9/21/2014

With all the news about the drought, people are starting not only to be more conscientious about their own water use, but more attentive to water use by others as well. A recent stop at Massack Rest Area on Highway 70 outside of Quincy alerted me to a malfunctioning toilet that was automatically flushing for no reason. Unable to fix the problem myself and not knowing who to notify, I found on the Save Our Water website a link where you could report wasteful water use at state facilities. The website to become a “water watcher” can be found at saveourh2o.org/content/become-water-watcher.

Read more: We can all become ‘water watchers’

Medi-Cal managed care forums planned

Feather Publishing
9/20/2014

Included in the 2014 governor’s budget there is a mandate to enroll into managed care plans seniors and people with disabilities who currently have full Medi-Cal benefits and do not have Medicare. This transition is scheduled to occur Dec. 1 in 18 counties, including Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas and Tehama.

Read more: Medi-Cal managed care forums planned

Supervisors endorse book; Suggest residents read ‘The Book Thief’

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Dr. Joan Parkin and Feather River College President Kevin Trutna discuss the “The Book Thief” as they ask the Board of Supervisors to declare it the county’s Book in Common. Photo by Debra Moore

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/19/2014

What if all Plumas County residents read the same book and then talk about it?

Feather River College President Kevin Trutna asked the Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution naming “The Book Thief” as the county’s Book in Common.

Trutna, English professor Dr. Joan Parkin and four students appeared before the supervisors Sept. 9 to advocate for the book.

Read more: Supervisors endorse book; Suggest residents read ‘The Book Thief’

Lake Almanor hosts a surprising street rod event

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
9/19/2014

When it was time for the jewel-toned hot rods to rumble into Lake Almanor for the 28th annual Street Rod Extravaganza, no one could have guessed whether the event would be a success.

Several factors generated concern as to whether or not Northern California and Reno rodders would return to Lake Almanor.

Read more: Lake Almanor hosts a surprising street rod event


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