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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

County's oldest family ranch now protected

Katie Bagby
Special to Feather Publishing
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A seventh generation of Pearces will be able to work their family ranch thanks to a recent conservation easement the family signed with the Feather River Land Trust. Photo by Susy Pearce


Susy Pearce breathes a sigh of relief, knowing that she has protected the once-imperiled Pearce Family Ranch for her sons, Cody (23) and Clancy (19). On Dec. 27, 2010, Pearce signed a conservation easement with the Feather River Land Trust, protecting the 318-acre ranch from subdivision and keeping the ranch intact for ranching and wildlife habitat.

Read more: County's oldest family ranch now protected

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Forest Service to host snowshoe walk as part of Plumas Winter Fest

Feather Publishing
2/17/2011

The Plumas National Forest invites everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. What better way to do so than to engage in the unique and exhilarating recreational experience that snowshoeing offers?

The Beckwourth Ranger District will sponsor a free educational snowshoe walk, February 19, 2011 at the Plumas Winter Festival in Portola, CA.

Read more: Forest Service to host snowshoe walk as part of Plumas Winter Fest

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Sheriff refuses to enforce federal regulations


M. Kate West
Chester Editor
2/15/2011

“There was a good reason why the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had a large presence at the Almanor Basin Tea Party Patriots meeting,” Sheriff Greg Hagwood said Feb. 10.

He said he and his administration, along with the area patrol sergeant Dean Canalia and Chester deputies Ian James and Chris Herrbach, were there to “demonstrate first and foremost their awareness of what the United States Forest Service was trying to inflict on residents and tourists alike with restricting access to public lands.”

Read more: Sheriff refuses to enforce federal regulations

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Portola City Hall re-opens

Feather Publishing
2/17/2011M
Portola city hall will re-open and City business will resume as usual. All phone lines and email/internet service have been restored. Portola city manager Jim Murphy would like to thank  everyone who offered help, temporary meeting locations and moral support.
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Citizens group says sheriff needs more funding

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
2/16/2011

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office citizen liaison committee’s thoughts on the department’s employees could be boiled down to one sentence: “They are doing so much on so little, but to do the job they are asked to do requires more adequate funding.”

Sheriff Greg Hagwood formed the citizen group as a means of increasing communication between his office and the County Board of Supervisors.

Read more: Citizens group says sheriff needs more funding

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