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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Pioneer Days in Taylorsville

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/13/2012

A celebration of pioneer heritage is planned Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to dusk, and will include a barbecue rib cook-off, the Quincy Model A’s, displays of quilts, goat milking and much more.

The day will actually begin at 7 a.m., for many, with biscuits and gravy served up at the Taylorsville Fire Station on Nelson Street by the volunteers of Indian Valley Fire and Rescue.

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Harding remembered for community service

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/13/2012

 

When Stephen T. Harding took over the Graeagle Store in 1970, he knew nothing about the grocery business.

“For the first 50 years of his life he never spent time in a grocery store other than grabbing a loaf of bread for my mom on his way home from work,” said Steve Harding, the senior Harding’s son and current owner of the store.

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Ceremony, nature walk mark opening of new path

Feather Publishing
6/13/2012

 

The Plumas County Department of Public Works is proud to announce that there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gansner Park Pathway, a multi-use paved path through Gansner Park, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16. (The ceremony is on June 16, not July 16 as previously reported.) Newly re-elected Supervisor Lori Simpson will be on hand to officiate the ceremony.

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Quincy Farmers Market opens Thursday

Feather Publishing
6/12/2012

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Gabe Miller visits the Green Cedar Farm booth at the Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, which starts for the season Thursday, June 14. The weekly market begins at 4:30 p.m. and features local and regional produce, meat, crafts, food and entertainment. Photo courtesy Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market

Those who have been longing for the fresh-picked taste of summertime fare need wait no longer. The 13th annual Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market is kicking off this Thursday, June 14, at 4:30 p.m. on the corner of Church and Main streets with local and regional produce, handcrafted goods, on-site massage, plant sales and a variety of hot food and cold drinks.

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K-9 Search and Rescue: Dedicated to their craft of helping others

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/11/2012
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Plumas County Search and Rescue K-9 team members have a combined total of more than 26 years in the field. From left: Georgia Knutsen and Ty, Lori Powers and Moxie, and Annie Kreth with Sparkle and Fred. Photo submitted

Work for a K-9 search and rescue dog begins at the young age of 8 to 10 weeks and can continue, dependent upon the individual dog, from age 5 to 10 year..

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Packer Lake inspires Petaluma artist

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/7/2012

In the morning she writes, in the afternoon she paints; and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Penny Popken wrote for the Marin Independent Journal for 18 years, penned a garden column for the San Francisco Examiner and contributed regularly to Sunset Magazine. She continues to write about wine, food and fine living for a variety of publications. Writing was her work.

But that changed a little in 2005 when her youngest daughters went off to college and she turned to a childhood hobby — painting.

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