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New screen for theatre goes missing

James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/18/2014

“How in the world you could ‘lose’ something that is 28 feet long and weighs 600 pounds defies reason,” said a frustrated Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, last Tuesday morning.

Valladao was expecting the delivery of the new screen for the Town Hall Theatre later that day, but received word that morning that the screen apparently went missing during transit from Indiana, where it was manufactured.

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State superintendent visits Plumas schools

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The students and teachers at Quincy Elementary School gather to celebrate receiving the California Distinguished Schools Award during a visit from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Dec. 3. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
12/17/2014

It was a jam-packed morning Dec. 3 for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary and the Indian Valley Academy.

“I’ve got some homework to do,” Torlakson said after completing the tours.

Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help.

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No school in Quincy Tuesday

Feather Publishing
12/16/2014
6:35 am

Feather Publishing just received official word that all PUSD and Plumas Charter schools in Quincy are closed today due to lack of power at two of their facilities, both Quincy High School and Pioneer Campus/Plumas Charter School on Mill Creek Road. Thus, all Quincy area PUSD and Plumas Charter schools have been closed for the day. 

Please share this. 

All other schools in Plumas County are open and operating on a normal schedule. Buses may be a little late to stops, due to weather and chain controls in some areas.

This will be updated as we receive more information.

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Recall election will cost district thousands

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
12/16/2014


The financial responsibility will fall solely on the Indian Valley Community Services District when elections are held in response to a recent petition’s approval.

The petition included sufficient signatures to move the process forward to recall three directors to the board. The next step will be an election to ask Indian Valley voters if they want to recall the directors.

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Father says murder suspect was trying to turn his life around

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
12/15/2014


Family and friends of William Leo Altes III said the man they call “Billy” has struggled with drugs and alcohol most of his adult life. But they said they were stunned to hear he has been charged with murder.

Altes, 44, is accused of using a hammer and knife to kill 51-year-old Greenville business owner Lauren Lindskog Allen on Dec. 1.

Altes was doing piecemeal jobs for Allen at her Coppercreek youth camp near Greenville. He was reportedly working in trade to pay for his girlfriend’s two sons to attend the popular summer camp.

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