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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Local CHP traffic stops down 20 percent in 2011

Feather Publishing
4/18/2012

California Highway Patrol officers made fewer traffic stops in Plumas County last year — almost 20 percent fewer than its three-year average.

According to 2011 statistics provided by the Quincy Area CHP, the number of accidents also fell by 8.5 percent compared to 2010.

Read more: Local CHP traffic stops down 20 percent in 2011

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Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

A long-forgotten remnant of Quincy’s past could cost more than $30,000 to dig up and remove.

Crews conducting investigative core drilling at the Dame Shirley Plaza discovered a large underground tank last month.

The tank was likely used to store fuel oil for the old Quincy Hotel, which burned to the ground in 1966.

Read more: Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza

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Oels takes oath at council meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

The April 11 Portola City Council meeting began with one vacant seat — the one reserved for Councilman Dan Wilson.

His absence didn’t go unnoticed as fellow Councilman Bill Weaver questioned his whereabouts, noting that it was Wilson’s job to be there. But Wilson wouldn’t have stayed in his seat for long.

Following the public comment portion of the meeting, the consent calendar and election results certification, Phil Oels took the oath of office. Wilson’s nameplate was removed and Oels took his seat on the dais.

Read more: Oels takes oath at council meeting

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Quincy weather forecast

Forecast courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Service
Quincy area forecast effective 6:00 a.m. 4/17/2012

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming southwest between 14 and 17 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South southwest wind 13 to 16 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind at 9 mph becoming west.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind.

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