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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Girl, 16, escapes as car sinks into Feather River

Gref Welter
Chico Enterprise-Record
2/14/2012

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.

Read more: Girl, 16, escapes as car sinks into Feather River

 

Body of missing Janesville man found

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/13/2012

 

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.

Read more: Body of missing Janesville man found

 

Exaggerated threats Wednesday prompts QHS to send home students, staff

Feather Publishing
2/10/2012

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.

Read more: Exaggerated threats Wednesday prompts QHS to send home students, staff

 

School board tables faculty layoffs

 

Teachers take no confidence vote on superintendentSchoolClz

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/9/2012


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.

Read more: School board tables faculty layoffs

 

School closures: Charter looks more promising

SchoolClzAlicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/8/2012

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.

Read more: School closures: Charter looks more promising

 

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