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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

County asks for Feinstein’s help in Forest Service dispute

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/14/2011

The county has come to the aid of a Greenville logger in his battle against the Forest Service.

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein asking her to intervene in a dispute over a 2009 timber sale.

Read more: County asks for Feinstein’s help in Forest Service dispute

Local woman loses baby in roll-over accident on Highway 89

Feather Publishing
12/13/2011

A Crescent Mills woman has lost her baby following a vehicle accident this weekend.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Windy Achor, 26, was driving a 1990 Toyota pickup southbound on Highway 89 approaching Pioneer Road at a stated speed of 40 – 45 mph.

Read more: Local woman loses baby in roll-over accident on Highway 89

Three men suffer minor injuries after CHP car collides with garbage truck


Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 12/9/2011

A collision between a California Highway Patrol car and a garbage truck sent three men to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday, Dec. 8.

All three were checked out at Eastern Plumas Health Care and released following the 10 a.m. crash on Highway 70 near Beckwourth.

Read more: Three men suffer minor injuries after CHP car collides with garbage truck

Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

Pat Kurtz, a longtime Plumas County resident, has published her third book, “Picking Willows with Daisy and Lilly Baker, Maidu Basket Makers of Lake Almanor.”

Kurtz, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, grew up under the influence of Hawaii’s multicultural society. Her pan-Pacific upbringing gave her friends of all nationalities, as well as an appreciation of different cultures and traditions.

Read more: Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’



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