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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.

Families welcome at PNF Fall Fest

Feather Publishing

  Families can celebrate autumn and the outdoors with entertainment and fun-filled activities for children at the ninth annual Plumas National Forest Fall Fest.

  The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Highway 70 outside Quincy. Everyone is welcome to join the fun; admission is free.

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School board meets to discuss 2012-13 school year

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

  With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year, Plumas Unified School District and Plumas County Office of Education boards met Sept. 12 in Chester for their regular board meeting.

  The first item on the agenda was a progress report on the newly formed partnership of Greenville High School (GHS) and Plumas Charter School (PCS).

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Fire breaks out at FRC dorm

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

A fire broke out at the Feather River College dorms late Thursday evening.  The Quincy Volunteer Fire Department credited two staff members from the college for quickly containing the fire, which began when a student attempted to make french fries on the stove and the hot oil ignited.

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Man killed in tree-falling accident

Dan McDonald

  A 27-year-old man was killed Thursday morning, Sept. 27, while falling trees near Seneca.

  According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the man, whose identity has not been released, was killed after being struck by a falling tree.

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School district names new superintendent

Laura Beaton
Staff Reporter
Updated 4:00 p.m.

Micheline Miglis

Micheline Miglis has accepted a contract to serve as Superintendent of Plumas Unified School District.

  Miglis was the assistant superintendent of educational services at Silver Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) since July 2010.

  According to PUSD governing board president Christopher Russell, Miglis has been successful in the K-12 education system, at the classified and certificated management level.

  “Micheline has a collaborative, natural leadership style, and has been recognized for intentional use of data in making informed decisions district wide,” Russell said in a Sept. 21 message to school district staff members.

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