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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.

Fire crews save barn

Feather Publishing
3/8/2012

A crew from Quincy Fire Department works to contain a brush fire by the Old Keifer Barn near Chandler Road on Wednesday morning, March. 7.

Quincy fire and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the call after wind blew a burn pile out of control just before 10 a.m. The fire, which burned less than a half acre, was stopped just 40-feet from the barn.

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County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/8/2012

A plan that could save the county thousands of dollars could end up costing a local business just as much.

When the Sheriffs Office asked the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on March 6 to approve a cheaper way of providing prescription medication for its growing inmate population, the supervisors hesitated.

Read more: County cost-cutting move could hurt local business

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Portola 7-11 wraps up with recommendations

Debra MooreSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

Members of Portola’s 7-11 committee wrapped up their last scheduled meeting Feb. 29 with a list of six recommendations to present to other 7-11 committees and the Plumas Unified School District governing board.

In contrast to prior meetings, when many members of the public expressed their opinions, chairman Dave Nelson said that the last meeting was mostly an internal business meeting spent tidying up loose ends. Nelson said that the seven committee members agreed on the recommendations that he was going to present during a League of Women Voters forum scheduled for March 1.

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Local trails topic of public meeting

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/7/2012

What kinds of recreational trails would you like to see available in the American Valley? That’s the question the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is asking as it unveils a bold plan for motorized and non-motorized recreation.

The group, along with partner Plumas National Forest, hosts a meeting Monday, March 12, at 7:15 p.m. in the Quincy library.

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