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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Arrest made in Quincy break-in case

Feather Publishing
5/3/2011

A Quincy man has been arrested in connection with a string of break-in thefts from parked cars in the greater Quincy area over the past several weeks.

Victor Rugh, 20, of Quincy, was arrested Wednesday, April 27.

Plumas County Sheriff’s Investigator Bill Elliott said Rugh was one of four people involved in the crimes.

Two people are high school-age minors. The other adult was charged with a misdemeanor.

Elliott said the sheriff’s office uncovered quite a large cache of stolen items.

“We need folks to come forward and help us identify their property,” Elliott said.

Read more: Arrest made in Quincy break-in case

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Man caught trying to dispose of body

Feather Publishing
Updated 5/3/2011

A Yuba City man was charged with murder Saturday after a dead body was discovered in his motor home Friday night in Plumas County.

Ricky Ray Kingsley, 53, was arrested Friday, April 29, about 8:30 p.m. just off Highway 70 in a heavily wooded area at Murphy Creek near Belden.

Kingsley drew the attention of a Forest Service officer who was on routine patrol for the start of the fishing season.

According to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Kingsley was "behaving bizarrely" before the officer discovered a freshly dug grave.

Read more: Man caught trying to dispose of body

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PSREC’s Fiber System brings new possibilities to area telecommunications

Feather Publishing
4/29/2011

A $13.7 million federal grant and another $1.7 million from the state of California will finance new telecommunications infrastructure in Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties — infrastructure that will bring rural areas into sync with more populated areas.

The grants were awarded to Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC), a Portola-based electric cooperative with a long history of working to improve the quality of life in the community.

Read more: PSREC’s Fiber System brings new possibilities to area telecommunications

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Portola city manager goes on medical leave

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
4/28/2011

During a closed session prior to a special meeting April 26 of the Portola City Council, the council appointed City Clerk Leslie Tigan as acting city manager, with all the duties and authorizations of the city manager. She will be acting in the stead of current City Manager Jim Murphy, who was not in attendance at the meeting.

Read more: Portola city manager goes on medical leave

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