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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.

Local businesses eligible for low-interest loans because of Chips Fire

Feather Publishing
9/19/2012
 
Thanks in part to input from Plumas County business owners who were hurt by the recent Chips Fire, county businesses are eligible for low-interest loans from the federal government.
 
 
“We had a lot of responses from business owners in Plumas County,” said U. S. Small Business Administration information (SBA) officer Charmagne Husmann. “It’s because of their input that businesses in Plumas are eligible.”
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Constituents shocked at general manager’s comments

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
1/19/2012

Tempers were hot at the East Quincy Services District (EQSD) regular board meeting Sept. 12.

Audience members said they were shocked to read general manager David Edwards’ statement in his memo to board members regarding the need for EQSD (as well as Quincy Community Services District) to find a solution for American Valley’s sewage problems.

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Motorcycle collides with bear

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Mark Morong, 60, of Ojai, is treated by Indian Valley fire rescue volunteer Josh Miille Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a bear on Genesse Road, just south of North Valley Road. Morong was traveling southbound about 45 miles-per-hour when a bear ran out in front of him. Morong was ejected from his 2004 BMW motorcycle and sustained minor injuries to his right arm and shoulder. The dead bear is visible about 20 feet to the left of Morong and Miille. Photo by Alicia Knadler

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Search continues for missing swimmer

 

A search for a swimmer who went missing at Lake Almanor on Saturday evening was still taking place Tuesday afternoon, according to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office.

According to a 911 call, a 25-year-old man was reported missing about 6:40 p.m. Saturday after jumping into the water from a boat about 500 yards from Big Cove.

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California fire tax bills can be disputed, refunded

Aura Whittaker
Staff Writer
9/19/2012
 

  A bill passed along party lines by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in July 2011, established a new annual fire prevention fee for building owners within CalFire jurisdiction, known as the State Responsibility Area (SRA).

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