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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Schools open, buses slow for Wednesday

Feather Publishing
2/15/2012 - 6:45 a.m.

The Plumas Unified School District bus barn called Feather Publishing this morning and advised that all schools including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning, Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

Buses in most areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays.

 

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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.

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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.

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School board tables faculty layoffs

 

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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.

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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.

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