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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

A loud cry of advocacy for keeping Medicare/MediCal fully funded

Trish Welsh Taylor
Staff Writer
10/18/2011

The public was invited to come to the Eastern Plumas Health Care Education Center and tell Rocky Deal, assistant to Congressman Tom McClintock, that proposed cuts to Medicare and MediCal would devastate EPHC’s skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

Well, come it did. On Thursday, Oct. 13, the public filled all the seats, lined the walls and overflowed out of two open doors. With tempers getting hot a few times, the extra cool air helped.

Read more: A loud cry of advocacy for keeping Medicare/MediCal fully funded

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Investigation of sexual assault in Lassen Park results in arrest

Feather Publishing
10/18/2011

A Red Bluff mother reported to the Red Bluff Police Department that her daughter had been sexually molested earlier this year by Vernon Lee Williamson Jr., age 61. Red Bluff Police Department detectives were able to determine that the minor child (under 12) was molested in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Read more: Investigation of sexual assault in Lassen Park results in arrest

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Logue to host townhall meeting with CHP in Graeagle

Feather Publishing
10/17/2011

North State Assemblyman Dan Logue is hosting a townhall meeting with northern divisional leadership from the California Highway Patrol. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Graeagle Fire Hall, 7620 Highway 89.

An open meeting between the public and CHP was requested after Logue held private meetings with community leaders and CHP representatives regarding concerns Logue’s office had received from constituents in Plumas County.

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Seneca District Hospital passes annual audit with flying colors

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
10/17/2011

“You can pat yourself on the back for an excellent year and then go back to work,” said certified public accountant Jerrel Tucker, TCA Partners, LLP, to the Seneca Healthcare District board of directors Sept. 29.

Tucker’s comment immediately followed his positive report on the audit for fiscal year 2010-11.

Read more: Seneca District Hospital passes annual audit with flying colors

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Prescribed Burning on Eagle Lake Ranger District

Feather Publishing
10/17/2011
The Lassen National Forest Will be conducting a prescribed burn on the Eagle Lake Ranger District. The Champs Defensible Fuel Profile Zone (DFPZ) Underburn on Monday, October 17 through Friday, October 21. Ignition dates and acreage estimates may change depending on conditions and resource availability.

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Fatal vehicle accident in the Feather River Canyon

Feather Publishing
10/14/2011
4:30 p.m. updated

From PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno: "Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the families and friends of all the employees involved, as well as their colleagues and crew members. We are currently looking into ways that PG&E can support the employees' families. It is a sad day in the PG&E family."

9:15 a.m. - The California Highway Patrol has identified the two PG&E workers who perished in the 4:30 p.m. accident. Both of the men were from the Chico area. The driver was 29-year-old Ryan Patrick Miles, and the front seat passenger, 31-year-old Aaron Joseph Weiss. The men were unable to exit the vehicle after it left the roadway about half a mile before the Rock Creek Dam and both apparently drowned in the submerged truck.

Read more: Fatal vehicle accident in the Feather River Canyon

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