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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Dark skies provide remarkable celestial views in Plumas and Lassen counties

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The top of Brokeoff Mountain provides spectacular views of the Milky Way arc, as well as faint views of Susanville, Westwood, Chester, Quincy and other surrounding towns. Photo by Cory Poole

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
8/1/2014
The clean air and gorgeous vistas of Plumas and Lassen counties are only two of the many charms the area has to offer. Often, by simply stepping outside their doors, residents are greeted with overwhelmingly peaceful surroundings, making it difficult not to stop and “smell the roses.”

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Man arrested after fight sends another to the hospital

Feather Publishing
8/1/2014
A July 21 altercation at the Evergreen Market in Greenville left one man hospitalized and the other jailed on a felony assault charge.

Dennie Wright, 62, was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with serious injuries after allegedly being assaulted by co-worker George Gerald Catlett, 46. Both men are Greenville residents and work at the market.

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Two walk away from crash, plane destroyed

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Pilot John Fehrman, pictured, and his passenger, Isaac Preston, escaped serious injury when Fehrman’s plane made an emergency landing in a rugged and remote area northwest of Antelope Lake. The 1946 Euro Coupe was completely destroyed in the crash. Photo by Isaac Preston

Mike Taborski
Publisher
7/31/2014
Two Plumas County men escaped serious injury when the plane they were flying went down in rugged terrain early Sunday afternoon, July 27.

Quincy business owner and pilot John Fehrman said his 1946 Euro Coupe 415C, based in Quincy, didn’t respond as he applied power to climb and clear a ridge. He said he was left with no choice other than making an emergency landing in a thicket of pine trees.

Fehrman, 62, a seasoned pilot who has logged more than 7,000 hours of civilian flight time, departed the Chester airport at approximately 10:20 a.m. with passenger Isaac Preston.

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Car washes in two communities help Portola resident in need

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Fundraising organizer Commander Chad Hermann, left, stands with Haley’s mother, Christy Perkins, Haley Perkins and Jose Carillo, Haley’s stepfather. Ten-year-old Haley has undergone 12 surgeries in four years. Photo by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
7/31/2014
The gleam of a surgeon’s scalpel strikes fear in even the bravest adult hearts. But for 10-year-old Haley Perkins, the operating room remains a constant reality.

Helping Haley will be the focus of the Plumas County Jail’s car washes in Portola and Quincy on Aug. 3, with all proceeds going to the Perkins family as they grapple with the mounting cost of their daughter’s medical care.

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