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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Hayes gets unanimous approval as CEO at Eastern Plumas Health Care


  After much ado, Eastern Plumas Heath Care’s board unanimously named interim head Tom Hayes as its permanent chief executive officer. The board was meticulous in canvassing hospital staff and management, before coming to its decision.  Board members also placed ads in the newspaper inviting community input. 

Read more: Hayes gets unanimous approval as CEO at Eastern Plumas Health Care

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County counsel reorganizes office


  The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the addition of a Legal Assistant I or II position to the Office of County Counsel and directed department head James Reichle to work with human resources to develop a job description for an Administrative Assistant/Paralegal III position at a Tuesday, Dec. 1, meeting.

Read more: County counsel reorganizes office

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Greenville schools closed Tuesday


Both Greenville Elementary and Greenville High Schools are closed due to heating issues according to the office of the Superintendent of the  Plumas Unified School District.  All other schools, including Portola Jr/Sr High School are open and on schedule.  Portola Jr/Sr High School was closed yesterday due to heating problems.

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State Officials Urge Preparation for More Cold, Wet Weather


Cold Weather Poses Risk to Pets and Lower Snow Levels Make Some Travel Tricky

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) urges Californians to prepare for more wet weather, bringing additional rainfall and high winds as well as an increased likelihood of mudslides and debris flows in and around watersheds that were recently burned.

Read more: State Officials Urge Preparation for More Cold, Wet Weather

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Avalanche warning

Mike Grant
SAR Coordinator Plumas County Sheriffís Office

The winter storm over the weekend produced unusually cold temperatures and significant snowfall. These conditions, primarily the low water density snow that has fallen, lead toward a significant increase in avalanche danger in the higher elevations, specifically on NW-N-NE facing slopes. Areas along ridge tops that received a high wind loading of snow are also subject to high risk of avalanche.

Read more: Avalanche warning

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Quincy blood drive canceled

December 7, 2009    

Due to poor weather, United Blood Services in Reno has canceled the Quincy area’s blood drive, scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, between 1 and 7 p.m.  

Donors who signed up for the drive are being advised by phone and e-mail that the drive has been canceled.  UBS sends its regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause potential donors.

The next Quincy blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

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