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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Support the Digging In kids and buy a gift for Mother’s Day

Feather Pbulishing

Sierra Farmstead is hosting its annual Mother’s Day plant sale Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn at Greenville High School.

Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggie starts, flower baskets, fruit trees and berries will be offered. There will also be plant starts from the Greenville High School Garden.

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Yellow-legged frog to get federal protection

Feather Publishing

Efforts to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog in Plumas County got a boost from the federal government last week.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada will be given protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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Community sustainability awards recipients announced

Laura Beaton

Staff Writer

Recipients of the sixth annual Community Sustainability Awards were announced last week in Quincy. The Earth Days Committee recognized award recipients for their work in environmental, community, economic and cultural sustainability on Earth Day, April 22, at the West End Theatre.

“Tonight we are celebrating the 45th Earth Day along with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries — the largest secular holiday on the planet,” said emcee and Earth Days Committee chairwoman Darla DeRuiter in her opening remarks.

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PDH holds semi-annual low-cost health screening

Feather Publishing

The PDH screening begins Monday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and runs through Thursday, May 8, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital.

PDH will provide a comprehensive blood screening test for $50, bone density tests for $50 and prostate cancer screening tests for $15. In addition, a free diabetes screening test (A1C) is available.

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Candidates share views in forum


Jim Judd answers a question during the Plumas County League of Women Voters forum held in Graeagle on April 24. Photos by Debra Moore

Debra Moore

Staff Writer

Two candidates for District 5 supervisor introduced themselves and answered more than a dozen questions at the Graeagle Fire Hall on April 24, giving voters their first chance to hear both men voice their reasons for running for office and their plans for Plumas County.

About 70 people turned out for the event hosted by the League of Women Voters. In addition to the two District 5 candidates, Jim Judd and Jeff Engel, four elected officials running unopposed for another term in office addressed the attendees: Assessor Chuck Leonhardt, Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams, District Attorney David Hollister and County Superintendent of Schools Micheline Miglis.

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With recent ownership, Plumas Arts plans changes for theatre


This photo from 1936, the first year the current Town Hall Theatre opened, shows the long lines the venue attracted. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum

James Wilson

Sports Editor

It’s going to be a big year for the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. The first big announcement of the year in regard to the theatre came March 6. After 142 years of retaining ownership of the Town Hall Theatre and its previous incarnations, the Town Hall Association gave up ownership to Plumas Arts.

With the building owned in full by her organization, Plumas Arts director Roxanne Valladao told Feather Publishing last week it may be time to step up the theatre’s visual and audio components to stay on par with technological advances.

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