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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Three men suffer minor injuries after CHP car collides with garbage truck


Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 12/9/2011

A collision between a California Highway Patrol car and a garbage truck sent three men to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday, Dec. 8.

All three were checked out at Eastern Plumas Health Care and released following the 10 a.m. crash on Highway 70 near Beckwourth.

Read more: Three men suffer minor injuries after CHP car collides with garbage truck

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Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

Pat Kurtz, a longtime Plumas County resident, has published her third book, “Picking Willows with Daisy and Lilly Baker, Maidu Basket Makers of Lake Almanor.”

Kurtz, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, grew up under the influence of Hawaii’s multicultural society. Her pan-Pacific upbringing gave her friends of all nationalities, as well as an appreciation of different cultures and traditions.

Read more: Almanor artist, teacher and writer’s third book celebrates ‘Picking Willows’

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Quincy district votes to resume consolidation effort

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

The Quincy Community Services District said it’s willing to revive the consolidation effort with the East Quincy Services District — as long as it’s a “good-faith” effort.

At a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Quincy district’s board of directors voted 4-0 to resume the talks in whatever form they might take.

Read more: Quincy district votes to resume consolidation effort

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