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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.

State Rt 147 to be closed for road work

Feather Publishing
UPDATE 8/15/2011

Cal Trans has announced that this road work and road  closure has been postponed until August 18th.

8/10/2011

State Route 147 in Plumas County will be CLOSED from the junction of State Route 36 to County Road A-21. The closure begins tomorrow, August 11, 2011 and continues through August 24, 2011, 24 HOURS PER DAY. A detour is available via County Road A-21. The closure is necessary to facilitate roadway rehabilitation and widening, which includes adding 2-ft paved shoulders, improving the driving surface and striping. The project is being construction by Steve Manning Construction Inc.
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1934 babies, spouses invited to annual birthday bash potluck Sunday

Feather Publishing
8/12/2011

Born in 1934?

If so, you and your significant other are invited to attend the annual 1934 Birthday Party Bash at Gansner Park in Quincy Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

Claiming 1934 was a vintage year, the late Bob Melms started this yearly celebration nearly two decades ago and it continues to get bigger and better every year.

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Black Irish Band performing railroad ballads during Portola Railroad Days

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
8/10/2011

The 29th occurrence of Railroad Days, Portola’s big hurrah, is just around the corner. As in years past, traditions like the softball tournament and the horseshoe tournament and the Willie Tate Memorial Run will provide the community with some good-natured competition.

The Lucky Duck Race is returning, where the competition is zanier, but winners end up with real money. And the Mountain Madness Car Show, which has grown every year for the past four or five years, promises to be the biggest yet.

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County issues layoff notices

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/10/2011

The hard decisions have been made.

After weeks of discussion and weighing alternatives, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors voted to begin laying off county workers.

“I think we have to issue some pink slips today,” Supervisor Robert Meacher said, prior to the board voting unanimously to do so. “We are doing this with the hope that perhaps we can turn it around.”

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Lafferty asks hospital directors to approve bridge loan

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/10/2011

Participating by telephone Aug. 4, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty briefed hospital directors on the necessity and timeline for implementation of an electronic medical records (EMR) system. Lafferty could not attend the meeting personally because of a prior out-of-town obligation.

The federal government has mandated that hospitals receiving Medicare payments implement EMR. To receive reimbursement, the hospital must meet completion deadlines.

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