Winds topple trees and power lines; several fires reported
This downed tree on Chandler Road near the corner of Quincy Junction Road blocked emergency vehicles from reaching a fire early Friday morning, February 6, 2015. Photo by Kevin Mallory
10 a.m. update:
Wind gusts from a strong Pacific weather system are causing numerous problems in Plumas County.
There are reports of several fires as well as downed trees and power outages.
U.S. Forest Service strike teams are on the scene of two fires in the Spring Garden area.
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Quincy woman to appear on ‘The Price is Right’
This Monday, Feb. 9, Quincy residents will get the chance to see one of their own on the CBS show “The Price is Right.”
Rachelle Elliot (Perkins), daughter of Quincy’s Bill Perkins and Sandy Baker, went to a filming of the popular game show Dec. 3, 2014, and was called down on the show to be a contestant.
Read more: Quincy woman to appear on ‘The Price is Right’
Three new doctors to arrive in July
Community efforts to woo a surgeon and his family practice wife have paid off. Drs. Ben and Ali Hunt are moving to Quincy this summer.
Dr. Jeff Kepple, the chief executive officer of Plumas District Hospital, has referred to the husband and wife as “rock stars” because of how well they are regarded and how many medical communities had hoped to attract them. “Their references are out of this world,” Kepple told the hospital’s board of directors in early January.
Read more: Three new doctors to arrive in July
Local families sought to host exchange students
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to the area for the upcoming high school year or semester.
ASSE reports that its personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.
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Community efforts to keep nursing home open continue Public meeting scheduled Wednesday
The parent company of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received state approval to close the facility, but local officials are researching options to keep it open.
A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Public Health Director Mimi Hall organized the event, which will be attended by Hall, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Kepple, County Supervisor Lori Simpson, members of the medical community, county leaders and a representative from Assemblyman Brian Dahle’s office.
Read more: Community efforts to keep nursing home open continue Public meeting scheduled Wednesday