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Opinion

As technology advances it is easier to stay up-to-date and connected

Susan Cort Johnson
Feather Publishing
5/18/2011

It was reported on one major news network that chatter about unusual activity in Abbottabad, Pakistan, began via Twitter long before the White House made the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed. A tweet went out from someone in the neighborhood about helicopters at the compound.

Texting, tweeting, smartphones and handheld computers are changing the way we gather information about the world in which we live. In the past, living in a small mountain town like Westwood would make it more difficult to stay up to date with current events. That is no longer true. Whether in the rural mountains or downtown New York, you can stay connected.

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Public should voice opinion about service districts’ battle

Feather Publishing
5/11/2011

The recent decision by the East Quincy Service District to stop the consolidation process with the Quincy Community Service District is troubling to us on many levels.

Perhaps the most troubling thing is that ratepayers in the American Valley don’t seem to care what is going on.

Rarely are there more than two or three people at the respective board meetings. There have been no letters to the editor.

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Public should voice opinion about service districts’ battle

Feather Publishing
5/11/2011

The recent decision by the East Quincy Service District to stop the consolidation process with the Quincy Community Service District is troubling to us on many levels.

Perhaps the most troubling thing is that ratepayers in the American Valley don’t seem to care what is going on.

Read more: Public should voice opinion about service districts’ battle

  

Latest developments at Feather Publishing

We’d like to make you aware of a few developments here at Feather Publishing. First, this year’s Plumas County Visitors Guide is now available. Look for it on local newsstands, or stop by your nearest Feather Publishing office to pick up a free copy. You can also find the guide on our website, plumasnews.com.

The 116-page guide covers everything you need to know to plan a trip to our beautiful county, or to help friends and relatives plan a trip. From lodging to events to activities — the guide has it all. The guide is a joint venture between the Plumas County Visitors Bureau and Feather Publishing and is the most powerful marketing piece for Plumas County tourism.

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Why don’t politicians listen to Main Street?

Michael Condon
Internet@plumasnews.com

We have major economic problems to address. Our politicians are rolling up their sleeves and digging in their heels at the same time. But the dialog is healthy and that is good.

We all agree on the problems. Our national debt is spiraling out of control. The recession might be technically over, but the technical definition of a recession only matters to economists. Wall Street has not yet rebounded to its pre-recession levels, but it’s well on its way.

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