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BELDEN — A 16-year-old girl escaped possible drowning Sunday afternoon by getting out through the trunk of her Ford Mustang as it sank in about 10 feet of frigid water in the Feather River, just east of Chip’s Creek.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the girl was driving west on Highway 70 about 3:30 p.m. when a deer suddenly appeared in front of her. As she swerved toward a muddy shoulder, the deer moved into her path, and the impact shattered the windshield. The car then flew down an embankment and slid into the river, floating out about 40 feet before it quickly began to sink, nose first.
The body of a Janesville man, who was last seen more than three weeks ago, was found Friday, Feb. 10, in the Antelope Lake region of Plumas County.
According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Richard Earl Welton, 54, was discovered at 11:30 a.m. about a mile from where his truck was found abandoned Jan. 26.
A persistent caller from a collection agency led Quincy High School administrators to take safety measures on Wednesday afternoon.
Teachers and students were sent home and after-school activities were cancelled because of the threatening tone of the caller.
As their meeting stretched toward 10:30 p.m., members of the Plumas Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to table teacher layoffs until a special meeting Feb. 22.
Bret Cook made the motion. "Given the comments we've heard tonight," he said, "I think it would give the public more confidence" if the vote were postponed.
Will Plumas Unified School District trustees allow charter schools on their campuses, if it means a high-quality education with more options for students?
Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members have been exploring different school models, and the most attractive seems to be combining the traditional, charter and academy programs.
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Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted