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EPHC’s telemedicine program ranks in the top 10 statewide

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s telemedicine program offers patients the opportunity to see the specialist they require without traveling long distances. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care
Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Eastern Plumas Health Care was recently named one of the top 10 telemedicine performers in the California Telehealth Network.

EPHC secured the fourth spot out of 800 rural health care telemedicine clinics statewide. Hospital officials say they’re excited about the ranking, and plan to up that already high standard in the future.

“My goal for next year is to be in the top three,” said Erica Waldeck, EPHC telemedicine coordinator. “But fourth is pretty good and I’ll take it.” Add a comment

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Supervisors plan for 2015

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

It’s a new year and a new Plumas County Board of Supervisors, with Clio resident Jeff Engel replacing Jon Kennedy representing District 5.

But the board will be facing many of the same challenges it worked on last year — balancing the budget, building a new jail and rehabilitating mental health. Add a comment

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Scammers target PSREC customers

Ann Powers
Staff Writer

Be on alert — scammers posing as Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative employees are calling the utility’s customers and demanding an immediate payment for service.

PSREC officials say the con artists are primarily targeting commercial customers, and threaten service disconnection unless they buy a prepaid debit card or use an online payment service to pay their bill at once.
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CDC declares flu epidemic; Public health says vaccine can still prevent illness

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a flu epidemic last week following the deaths of 14 children who suffered complications from the flu.

“The flu season really started here about a month ago and we have seen a few people with something that presents like the flu,” said Dan Schuessler, director of nursing for Plumas District Hospital. Add a comment

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'Persons of interest' arrested in double homicide case

This booking photo of G.D. Hendrix was provided by the Butte County sheriff's office.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

Two people have been arrested as persons of interest in the Dec. 20 shooting deaths of Cromberg residents Mike and Olga Kroencke.

The Butte County sheriff arrested Berry Creek residents G.D. Hendrix, 44, and his mother, Lotta Hendrix, 67, Tuesday night, Jan. 6, at different locations in Butte County.

Acting on a tip, Butte County sheriff’s detectives responded to the Canyon Creek Store at 9607 Oro-Quincy Highway where they encountered G.D. Hendrix as he was leaving the store about 6:30 p.m.

Detectives ordered Hendrix to the ground. Hendrix reportedly yelled back and initially raised his hands. But he then lowered them down to his waist and reached under his jacket.

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