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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.

Ranchers wanted for survey

Feather Publishing
4/7/2011

A group of researchers at University of California, Davis has received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to conduct cutting edge social and ecological research on rangelands. The research team aims to understand the many ways in which ranchers manage livestock and lands for multiple goals. March 21 marked the beginning of the survey, which went out to more than 1,750 ranchers asking them to share their opinions and knowledge with the survey team.

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Bradley Appeal Denied

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/6/2011

Background: Willard Bradley was sentenced to 10 years in prison in early 2009 after being convicted on a charge of voluntary manslaughter with an enhancement for using a gun in the commission of a felony. A jury found Bradley, then 22, guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death May 17, 2007, of Dominik Wolfe at the Valley Heights apartments in Quincy.

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Fatal snowmobile accident in Lakes Basin

Feather Publishing
4/5/2011

On Sunday, April 3, at about 4:21 p.m. the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office was advised by Plumas County Sheriff’s Office that a snowmobile accident had occurred near the Sierra/Plumas county line.    The location was approximately 40 feet from the entrance to the Day Use Area of Gold Lake, near the town of Sierra City. The rider had apparently rolled the snowmobile down a slight ledge and then became trapped beneath the snowmobile.

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Consolidation breakdown

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
4/6/2011

The East Quincy Service District (EQSD) and Quincy Community Service District (QCSD) have somehow found a way to snatch drama from the jaws of cooperation at the eleventh hour of their consolidation process.

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EPHC to cut costs in response to poor financials in February and March

Linda Satchwell
Public Relations Coordinator
Eastern Plumas Health Care

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s (EPHC) March board meeting was a roller coaster of good and bad news. The poor financial news was met head on, and in other areas the board learned of several positive and innovative ways in which EPHC is seeking to reach out to the community.

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