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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Public says: Don’t close Quincy El; Sheriff wants to build jail near Pioneer

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
2/1/2012

One hundred citizens spoke with one unified voice at the first public forum of the Quincy school closure committee. The message to the so-called 7-11 committee Thursday, Jan. 26, was direct and unanimous: Do not close Quincy Elementary School.

Among the strongest voices was that of Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood. He told the assembly that he planned to build the county’s new jail “a few hundred yards north” of Pioneer Elementary School, the school district’s preferred site for a consolidated K – six campus.

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School closure meetings continue: No, no — We won’t go

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

The general consensus at Indian Valley school closure and consolidation committee meetings seems to be that six to eight weeks is not enough time for the task at hand, and that the administration is unreasonable, unreliable and undesirable — or to put in into a simpler term — corrupt.

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Advisory committee meets, discusses school closures

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
2/1/2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the District Advisory Committee (DAC) for Chester area schools met for the first of its six weekly meetings. The DAC, often called a “7-11” committee due to state legislation requiring a minimum of seven members and a maximum of 11 members, is but one part of the process involved in closing a school.

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Finding Journey’s tracks in Lassen County

Tanya Dronoff
Wildlife Photographer
Special to Feather Publishing

 

A lot of you probably have been following the story of this lone male wolf known as Journey or OR7 as he headed down from Oregon to Lassen County. A lot of us would like to get a glimpse of him on his way to wherever he’s going, but nothing prepared my friend Linda Hay and me for what we would encounter while roaming through the Lassen County countryside.

Just after a good snowfall with the weather still cold enough to make it stick, we decided to venture on some side roads to get snow pictures. I have never been to one particular place we decided to go. Looking for anything to take pictures of, we were running out of options fast. Traveling along this partially snow-covered road, we noticed large tracks walking the same direction we were traveling.

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Mountain lions killed after killing puppy and goats

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A mountain lion recently killed goats and a puppy in Indian Valley; sightings are widespread. Photo courtesy California Department of Fish and Game
Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
2/1/2012

There have been several mountain lion sightings in Indian Valley recently, causing some concern among ranchers and residents alike.

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