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The California Highway Patrol Quincy Squad Club is sponsoring a drive to collect donations for one of the businesses that was devastated in the Dec. 15 fire in downtown Quincy.
The Squad Club is collecting thrift items to help Traci Turner, owner of Quincy Thrift.
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors authorized Sheriff Greg Hagwood to hire three deputies, and he planned to hire two of them within hours of their decision.
“We are going to be acting very quickly,” Hagwood told the supervisors during their Dec. 3 meeting.
Updated 12:15 p.m. - Firefighters from around the county were battling a blaze that destroyed several buildings in the Quincy business district Sunday morning.
At least 45 firefighters and several fire engines were on the scene. Traffic on Main Street through town was diverted to side streets.
Although the fire was mostly contained and mop-up was underway by late Sunday morning, traffic was expected to be diverted around the fire lines the rest of the day.
The fire, which was reported about 4 a.m., began in the upstairs of the Pizza Factory on Main Street.
Showing only a $68 loss for the year, the Indian Valley Health Care District’s annual audit revealed that the district continues to operate at a sustainable level.
“From an operational standpoint, the amount of money that we have coming into the district is paying our bills and we have enough money to continue operation,” said newly elected chairman Guy McNett.
Author Bruce Simonian will attend a book-signing event Dec. 19 at Epilog Books, 373 W. Main St. in Quincy. Simonian, a resident of Incline Village, Nev., will be available 1 – 3 p.m. to sign copies of his book “Reunion.”
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