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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

The Year in Review

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Feather Publishing
12/26/2012
 

As 2012 draws to a close, Feather Publishing presents a review of Plumas County's most interesting stories of the year.  For the complete Year in Review, see this week's paper. 
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3.000 north valley customers without power as more storms head our way

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12/26/2012
 

Snow storms on Christmas and today caused fresh power outages in Shasta and Plumas counties, where PG&E crews continue to work 16-hour days to repair broken poles and downed wires from fallen trees, PG&E said today.

About 3,000 customers in the North Valley are without power. The most impacted areas are 800 customers in the Shasta County communities of Lakehead, Round Mountain and Montgomery Creek.  In Plumas County, about 2,000 customers are without power, mainly in La Porte, Lake Almanor, Canyon Dam, and Bucks Lake, as well as some customers in the Lassen County community of Westwood.
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Helipad dedicated to Steve Tolen

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Steve Tolen, left, is congratulated by chief pilot Roger Srouji of Enloe Flight Care during a dedication ceremony of the Plumas District Hospital helipad on Dec. 20. Tolen was recognized for advancing health care in northern California and Plumas County for 39 years. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton

  The man has been a fixture in Plumas County’s health care community for 37 years. He is a paramedic, a firefighter, a teacher, father, husband and friend.

  On Jan. 1, 2013, he’ll also be retired. Steve Tolen, an all around nice guy who has given so much to the community, will hang up his medical spurs and take a well-deserved rest.

  Plumas District Hospital’s medical staff presented Tolen with a plaque commemorating his many years of diligent service and the key role he has continued to play in advancing

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Pioneer and Quincy Elementary School students enjoy a holiday sing along

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12/26/2012
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Giveaway raises $250 for needy children

 

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After Santa Claus announced the winners of Books & Beyond’s toy giveaway, Dawn Grey (left) and Barbara MacArthur presented a check for $250 to local coordinator Laura Kincaid (right) as a donation for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Employees Association’s annual toy drive. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne

Samantha P. Hawthorne

  During its fifth annual Santa Book Signing held Friday, Dec. 14, Books & Beyond raised $250 for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Employees Association’s annual toy drive.

  Two beautifully crafted toys were up for grabs to help raise the money: Rocket the Rocking Horse and the bookstore’s longtime resident, the Junie B. Jones doll.

  Rocket the Rocking Horse was handcrafted and donated by an anonymous patron of the artists of the Backroom Gallery. Rather then donate Rocket to only one fortunate child, the gallery decided to spread the wealth by selling tickets for the horse, the proceeds of which would go to providing toys for many needy children.

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