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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.

Courthouse architect selected

Feather Publishing
2/9/2011

Northern California architecture firm RossDrulisCusenbery has been selected to design the new Quincy courthouse, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced Jan. 31.

The proposed project, which is in the earliest phase of site selection, will provide a new three-courtroom building to replace the court’s space in the current Quincy courthouse, which is functionally deficient and lacking in security features that meet current standards.

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Portola City Hall closed after fire

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2/4/2011 Update
The City of Portola has established a temporary City Hall  at the Williams House Museum/Visitor Center, 424 E. Sierra Ave. (Highway 70). The phone number is 832-0671. It will be open at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7. City Manager Jim Murphy said he expected city staff to occupy the temporary location for a week to 10 days. For more information, see the Feb. 9 issue of the newspaper.
2/3/2011
Feather Publishing

All phone and e-mail communication is out at Portola City Hall following a fire earlier today. According to City Manager Jim Murphy, the fire caused major damage, including smoke damage. The City Council will hold an emergency meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Portola library to authorize a temporary office rental and repairs to City Hall.

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Brown’s budget cuts likely to hit beleaguered fair hard

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget puts Plumas-Sierra County Fair manager John Steffanic in a tough spot, right along with the Board of Supervisors.

Brown’s budget proposes a 30 percent reduction in the state’s food and agriculture budget. This includes elimination of all funding for fairs and expositions, which totals $32 million.

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Feather River College players bring suit of their own

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/2/2011

Attorneys for Feather River College (FRC) students Emory Boyd Jr., Quinton Hancock and Nicholos Page filed a complaint Jan. 25 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, naming Feather River Community College District (FRCCD), FRC athletic director Merle Trueblood and FRC football coach James Johnson as defendants.

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Campground closures in eastern Plumas County

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/2/2011

Finding a camping spot in Eastern Plumas this summer could prove challenging, and local tourism providers could suffer, as a result of several planned campground closures.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) announced Jan. 25 that Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) would be partially closed this summer for a hazardous materials cleanup. Although some areas of the park will remain open, the campground, museum and other selected sites will be closed temporarily.

Read more: Campground closures in eastern Plumas County

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