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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Chester gains ice skating rink

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/8/2010

Almanor Recreation and Park District (ARPD) recently announced its plan to offer ice-skating activities at the Truman Collins Sports Complex between Dec. 11 and mid-February.

Weather dependent (frozen ice required), the skating rink will operate from 4 – 8 p.m. daily, seven days a week as an official Winterfest activity.

Read more: Chester gains ice skating rink

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Early snows limit access for Christmas tree cutters

Feather Publishing
12/1/21010

Christmas tree cutters are being advised to practice extra caution during their outings to the Plumas National Forest. Due to the recent snow storms that have blanketed the Sierras with 2-3 feet of fresh snow, most higher-elevation cutting locations on the Plumas National Forest are currently inaccessible, making them impassable to most motor vehicles, including four-wheel drive vehicles.

Read more: Early snows limit access for Christmas tree cutters

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Heart K Ranch preserved

Land trust to hold title, DFG to hold conservation easement

Delaine Fragnol
Managing Editor
12/1/2010

The Feather River Land Trust and its supporters have much to be thankful for. After almost a decade of hard work, the group found out just before Thanksgiving that it would receive the funding it needed to complete its purchase of the Heart K Ranch near Genesee, in the Indian Valley.

The California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) voted Nov. 18 to allocate $1,075,000 toward the purchase of a conservation easement on the property.

Read more: Heart K Ranch preserved

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Dale Snook to Assume the VSO Position Thursday

Feather Publishing
12/1/2010
Dale Snook has agreed to assume the role of Veterans Service Officer until a permanent replacement is found for Sheryl Austin. Austin leaves that position next week. Snook's office will be located in Public Health offices in the Health and Services Building in Quincy. A formal appointment is expected by the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on December 7.
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