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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Influenza is hitting hard throughout Plumas County

Mark Satterfield, M.D.
Plumas County Health Officer
2/9/2015

Influenza is once again at epidemic levels in Plumas County, as it is throughout the U.S. “The flu” is unpleasant for everyone, but for high-risk people such as children under 5, older adults, pregnant women and people with underlying health problems it can be dangerous enough to require hospitalization or worse. Add a comment

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Coalition seeks to increase breastfeeding rates

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Professionals from health service agencies in both Lassen and Plumas counties come together in Chester for a Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting. Back from left: Jana McDowell, Theresa Woodbury and Terri Smith. Front from left: Leslie Goni, Laura Heiss, Linda Margaretic, Carmen Lopez, Katy Dyrr and Katie Jamieson. Photo by M. Kate West

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/9/2015

A bicounty coalition is working to make breastfeeding the “norm” in Plumas and Lassen counties.

Chester was the hosting location of the Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition meeting held Jan. 23.

MILC has been in existence since 1997. Its mission is to promote, support and advocate for breastfeeding in Plumas and Lassen counties.

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Indian Valley Youth Summit seeks mentors

Feather Publishing
2/8/2015
 

The Indian Valley Youth Summit is looking for adults in the community who are willing to mentor a local young person.

The Youth Summit is a community organization formed four years ago to address and study the apparent epidemic of suicidal depression among young people, as evidenced by five actual Indian Valley youth suicides in a span of five years.
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Schomac buys Woodbridge, invites public to rename

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/6/2015


After recently closing escrow on the Woodbridge development in Portola for about $700,000 plus $267,000 in property taxes, the developers report they would like the public to help them rename the project.

Schomac Group Inc. invites Feather Publishing readers to post name suggestions in the comment section after this story on Plumasnews.com.

Schomac said it is looking for a name befitting the future housing and commercial area located at the end of Gulling Street behind Portola High School. Plans call for 1,005 dwelling units and approximately 170,000 square feet of business space. Add a comment

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Rec district invites the public to help with future vision

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/7/2015

The Almanor Recreation and Park District is encouraging Lake Almanor Basin residents to engage in discussion and creation of a future vision when it hosts its annual Strategic Planning Workshop on Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the district’s headquarters building at 102 Meadowbrook Way (the modular next door to the Truman Collins Sports Complex). Add a comment

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