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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.

Book signing and Wine Walk canceled

Feather Publishing
8/14/2012

The Old Town Chester Wine Walk event, scheduled for this Friday, August 17, has been cancelled due to the greater issues related to the fire in our area.

Books and Beyond in Chester has also canceled a book signing scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, because of fire conditions and advisory evacuations in the area.

Neurologist Dr. Jeff Lobosky was set to discuss his recently published book, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure.”

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Four vie for three City Council seats

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/15/2012

 

Three incumbents are seeking to retain their positions on the Portola City Council, but a challenger hopes to unseat one of them.

Restaurant manager Michelle Gault is challenging councilmen John Larrieu, Phil Oels and William Weaver, whose terms all expire in November. Earlier this year, Gault was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Plumas County supervisor.

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Grand Jury commends city staff, raps council

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/15/2012

The 2012-13 Plumas County Grand Jury report is out, and the city of Portola received mixed reviews.

The Grand Jury applauded the city staff and wrote, “They are to be commended for a job well done even under adverse circumstances,” but the City Council didn’t fare as well.

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Voluntary evacuation issued for Canyon Dam

Feather Publishing
8/13/2012

Due to the continued spread of fire to the northeast, the Plumas County Sheriff issued a Voluntary Evacuation Notice for Canyon Dam, Big Meadows, and Rocky Point Campground at 5 PM, August 13, 2012. Please see the Sheriff's Evacuation Order Below.

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Investigation finds deputy shooting justified

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

Plumas County Sheriffs Deputy Tom Froggatt’s actions on June 19 probably saved several lives.

That was the finding of a seven-week investigation into a violent disturbance at the Evergreen Trailer Park in Quincy. The confrontation ended with Froggatt fatally shooting 36-year-old Quincy resident Dennis Jason Majewski.

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