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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.

Plumas Bank changes leadership

Feather Publishing
3/30/2010

Plumas Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of Plumas Bank, announced the separation of employment of Douglas N. Biddle effective March 26. Biddle had formerly been the company’s president and chief executive officer.

Read more: Plumas Bank changes leadership

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Hospital board poised to set election

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
3/31/2010


    County Clerk Kathy Williams has confirmed that her office has counted the signatures and certified the petition for the “Tax Limitation Initiative” that would cap the tax to pay for Plumas District Hospital’s new building at $50 per $100,000 of assessed home value. 

Read more: Hospital board poised to set election

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Electric companies come to agreement

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Reporter
3/31/2010


    Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, Plumas and Sierra counties, the city of Portola and the city of Loyalton withdrew protests filed with the California Public Utilities Commission when a settlement agreement was reached with Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba Nevada Energy, but for the purposes of this article called Sierra Pacific) and California Pacific Electric Co., LLC (CalPeco), buyer of Sierra Pacific’s California holdings.

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Almanor basin gains disaster relief equipment

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
3/31/2010


    Emergency Services Manager Charles McCaul of the Three River Chapter and Shasta Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the delivery of an emergency service vehicle to the Lake Almanor Basin, March 25.
    “On this date, volunteers Linda White, Tom Fisher and Pat Clark of the Almanor branch of the Three Rivers Chapter picked up the ERV from the Yuba City headquarters and brought it to Chester, where it will be staged,” he said.

Read more: Almanor basin gains disaster relief equipment

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Schools open, buses slow with 16 inches of snow in Portola

3/31/2010 - 5:30 a.m.

As of 5:30 a.m. all schools in the Plumas Unified School District will be open and starting on time for Wednesday, March 31, 2010. A quick check around the county shows 12 inches of snow fell overnight in the Portola area for a total of 16 inches. Quincy received 2-6 inches, while Chester only has one inch of new snow at this time, but the roads are slick. So far this storm has concentrated more on the south side of the county.

Read more: Schools open, buses slow with 16 inches of snow in Portola

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