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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Invincible faith, steely determination: Top secret fighter pilot lands in Graeagle

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The SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest aircraft ever built. Photo by Brian Shul
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
3/31/2015

Air Force veteran Brian Shul isn’t joking — at first — when he says he thought he died and went straight to hell after a fiery crash in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

“I was going down, my whole life flashed before me and I remember thinking it’s all over,” the former fighter pilot recalled. “At the last moment a very great calm came over me and I thought I would be going to heaven.” Add a comment

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Chrysalis Development Program helps women thrive

Feather Publishing
3/31/2015


Launched in 2011, the Chrysalis Development Program for Women begins its fifth year in Plumas County in April 2015. The program is made available by Plumas Rural Services and facilitated by Dana Masih, executive coach and trainer.

PRS organizers said Chrysalis was originally designed to “bridge the gap” for those who have transitioned out of abusive situations and/or sheltered accommodation and are in a more stable situation, but who may be left without a clear idea of what to do next.

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Board votes yes on slate of agenda items

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/30/2015


Plumas County supervisors avoided split decisions March 17, and that proved fortuitous for agenda items that required a four-fifths vote, since there were only four board members in attendance. District 1 Supervisor Terry Swofford was not present.

In all, the supervisors approved four agenda items requiring four “yes” votes, involving money transfers or supplemental budgets for the following departments: Mental Health, Facility Services, Public Health and Building.
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Safeway hopes to include local coffee service

James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/30/2015

Recently, Quincy’s Safeway toyed with the idea of hosting a Starbucks in its store. Official word came down to the Quincy branch last week that the chain coffee shop will not make its way into the Plumas Pines Shopping Center.

“I just received word from the district manager that Starbucks is a no-go,” said Safeway manager Richard Duncan last Wednesday. Add a comment

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Invincible faith, steely determination: Top secret fighter pilot lands in Graeagle

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
3/29/2015

Air Force veteran Brian Shul isn’t joking — at first — when he says he thought he died and went straight to hell after a fiery crash in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

“I was going down, my whole life flashed before me and I remember thinking it’s all over,” the former fighter pilot recalled. “At the last moment a very great calm came over me and I thought I would be going to heaven.”
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