PG&E mobile city serves Chester
M. Kate West
With major power outages across the county, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. set up a mobile repair center in Chester to serve its crews.
“Collins Pine has been absolutely outstanding to us; very accommodating in allowing us the space to set up our mobile center,” said Dave Ebbert, electric distribution supervisor from Auburn.
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Community discusses nursing home's fate; 150 attend
One man offered a $1,000 check and a woman suggested a Kickstarter campaign — community members want to save their nursing home.
They were just a few of the 150-plus who filled the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds beyond capacity Feb. 4.
Public Health Director Mimi Hall coordinated and led the meeting designed to provide information about the closure of the Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and the potential for Plumas District Hospital to take it over, as well as give the public a chance to voice their concerns.
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Powerful storm results in emergency declaration
Feather Publishing Staff
A powerful storm pounded Plumas County with strong winds and heavy rainfall last week, leaving millions of dollars of damage in its wake.
County officials declared a local state of emergency Friday, Feb. 6, even before the full extent of the damage could be assessed.
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County Mental Health director resigns
Plumas County Mental Health Director Peter Livingston offered his resignation last week. After some discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted it.
Livingston, who has been leading the department for 15 months, agreed to stay on as interim director for three months to help the county with a transition plan.
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Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February
From what their constituents thought about the state of Jefferson to the need to hire more staff, the supervisors discussed a number of topics Feb. 3.
But the first meeting in February was shorter and less controversial than the last meeting in January when the board discussed not only the formation of a new state, but the effort to establish a tourism improvement district, and listened to a church leader suggest that a supervisor had practiced religious discrimination.
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