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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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Land Trust Learning Landscapes program receives award

Feather Publishing

The Feather River Land Trust’s Learning Landscapes program received an award for innovation and excellence in nature-based education at the statewide California Council of Land Trusts annual conference.

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Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

    Now that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors live-streams its meetings, Sherrie Thrall hopes other entities will follow suit.
   Supervisor Thrall suggested that other boards and commissions could benefit from the technology that the county has procured.

Read more: Supervisors offer video capabilities to other groups


Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer


After a 15-year hiatus, the fair’s once popular Sweetheart of the Mountains contest is returning to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

The first Sweetheart ever, Shirley Dakin, was crowned in 1947. Her job was to represent the fairgrounds at various events across Plumas and Sierra counties. For the next 50 years the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition continued. Then, amid changing values and a decline in contestants, the contest was suspended, only to emerge reborn in 2014.

Read more: Fairgrounds gearing up for 155th county fair


Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients

Debra Moore
Staff Writer


A month after a child advocate raised concerns about dental care for Medi-Cal recipients, particularly children, health care providers are working on a solution.

Plumas District Hospital CEO Doug Lafferty said that it needs to be a “community solution,” and by that he means he needs local dentists to help.

Read more: Hospital seeks ways to see more Medi-Cal dental patients


Plumas Arts presents photography from three perspectives

Betty Bishop, of Chester, captures photographs the “old-fashioned way,” using film. She is one of three photographers featured at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts
Feather Publishing

The March featured artist show at the Plumas Arts Gallery will present the work of three different photographers from three corners of Plumas County who express themselves in the photographic arts through three different technical approaches.

The gallery will also be filled with work from more than 50 local and regional artists working in a multitude of mediums from two- and three-dimensional fine art, prints and cards to jewelry and woodwork; from fabric arts and pottery to artisan crafts, music recordings and more. The public was invited to an opening reception Friday, March 7.


Read more: Plumas Arts presents photography from three perspectives


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As weather warms up, golf courses open for season

James Wilson Sports Editor 4/11/2014
  Fore! That word is once again heard in the distance in Plumas County. As springtime springs into action, golf courses across...


California Outdoors for the week of 4/11/2014

Carrie Wilson California Department of Fish and Wildlife   Fish and wildlife regulations don’t always keep up with latest technology Hunting with pellet rifles Question:...


Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Trojans baseball blows out Portola

Quincy’s Jake Wallace is cocked and ready to fire off a fastball. Wallace pitched the second game for Quincy at the Biggs tournament last weekend. File photo...

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