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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

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California highway pavement healthiest in 10 years

Feather Publishing
3/29/2014
 

Caltrans has announced that the condition of the pavement on California’s highways is at its healthiest level in more than a decade, according to the recently released 2013 State of the Pavement Report.

“It’s important to maintain and preserve the existing transportation system first and foremost before making other improvements,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This improvement in our pavement proves that we are committed to doing just that.”

Read more: California highway pavement healthiest in 10 years

 

Quincy woman dies in Highway 70 crash

Feather Publishing
3/28/2014
 

A Quincy woman was killed when the car she was driving left Highway 70 and struck two trees on Monday, March 24.

Helen D. Ettinger, 87, suffered blunt-force injuries to her head and torso after her 2009 Ford Escape left the pavement while she was headed westbound at an unknown speed.

Read more: Quincy woman dies in Highway 70 crash

 

Potential lead found in 1967 case of missing boy

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Mark Wilson was 13 when he disappeared in 1967. File photo
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
3/28/2014
 

Trained dogs detect scent at abandoned well in Meadow Valley

 

More than 46 years ago, 13-year-old Mark Wilson left his Meadow Valley home on foot. He told his parents he planned to try to hitch a ride to Quincy to watch a movie.

The eighth-grader was never seen again.

Shortly after Mark — his friends called him “Wilson” — disappeared without a trace Nov. 4, 1967, a search began.

Read more: Potential lead found in 1967 case of missing boy

 

CEO Lafferty leaving Plumas District Hospital

Feather Publishing
3/27/2014
 

Plumas District Hospital and its Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty have parted ways. Hospital board president Bill Wickman made the announcement March 27 and spent the morning notifying employees at the hospital and its two clinics.

Wickman said it was premature to discuss specifics, but said more information would be available after next week’s board meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. An interim CEO will be appointed at that meeting.

This is a developing story. The latest information will be reported in the April 2 editions of Feather Publishing newspapers.

 

Supervisors agree to pay library’s heating bill

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/28/2014
 

First it was a camera and now Supervisor Sherrie Thrall is purchasing a computer to facilitate live-streaming of meetings.

Thrall wants the county’s other agencies and commissions to have the same ability the Board of Supervisors does to live-stream its meetings.

Read more: Supervisors agree to pay library’s heating bill

 

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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
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