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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.

Plan will keep fair and staff intact for another year

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/17/2011

Supervisor Jon Kennedy devised the plan.

Fair Manager John Steffanic and his two-person staff agreed to take pay cuts to make the plan work.

The result is the Plumas-Sierra County Fair likely will stay in business with its current staff — at least through next summer.

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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. Add a comment

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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