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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.

State inmate transfer focus of Quincy townhall meeting

Feather Publishing
9/21/2011

Members of the Plumas County Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee will host a townhall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy.

The 7 p.m. meeting in Serpilio Hall will address Assembly Bill 109: California’s Prison Realignment Bill.

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Grant funds entrepreneurial program at FRC

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
9/21/2011

Feather River College Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) members have partnered with Plumas Unified School District, Plumas Bank and the county’s chambers of commerce to bring the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to Feather River College Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Amy Schulz, SIFE adviser and director for Workforce Innovation Partnership – Youth Entrepreneurship at FRC, said Thursday’s event is about building entrepreneurial pathways for high school and college students, age 14 – 27.

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Man arrested in connection with Portola arson fires

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 9/20/2011


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Arson suspect Harold Ellis Johnson

An 18-year-old Portola man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15, and charged with two counts of arson for two recent fires, including the blaze that destroyed the historic Western Pacific Hospital in Portola.

Harold Ellis Johnson was arrested by Plumas County Sheriff’s deputies and booked into the county jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

Sheriff’s Investigator Steve Peay said his office acted on information received over the past several days that led to Johnson.

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Caltrans continues Highway 70 repairs following gasoline spill


Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
Updated 9/20/2011

Drivers taking Highway 70 between Plumas and Butte counties can expect delays near the county line until at least Friday, Sept. 23.

State Route 70 is undergoing repairs by Caltrans following a gasoline spill Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Caltrans spokeswoman Denise Yergenson said traffic is limited to one lane in each direction.

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