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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.

Trial for man accused of killing toddler to begin next week

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
3/6/2015

The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin next week.

Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow is charged with murder in the death of 22-month-old Braylon Duguay.

Stringfellow, 25, who was the boyfriend of the toddler’s mother, Demi Nicole Sullivan, 21, was reportedly watching Duguay alone Dec. 11, 2013, when the child was injured. The toddler died the following day.
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County’s finances are on track at mid-year point

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/6/2015

Halfway through the county’s fiscal year, spending is where it should be.

Susan Scarlett, the Plumas Board of Supervisors’ budget consultant, led the board through each department’s budget, highlighting the percentage spent on salaries and other expenditures. Add a comment

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Students observe quail-raising project

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Craig Martynn explains to tour participants at the American Ranch on Feb. 14 that quail head feathers are called topknots. The tour was part of Martynn’s larger senior project of raising quail. Photos by Gia Martynn
Feather Publishing
3/5/2015
 
Quincy High School senior Craig Martynn shared his quail-raising project with Michelle Abramson’s second-grade class at Quincy Elementary School last week.

Martynn then invited students and their parents to a ranch tour for a bird’s-eye view of the quail-raising process. Martynn’s mentor, Lane Labbe, owns New England Ranch and has been raising California and Gambel’s quail on his ranch for the last 10 years.
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Vet outreach program helps soldiers enroll in VA for vital benefits

Ann Powers
Staff Writer

In 1967, Lt. Elizabeth Allen, an Army nurse in Vietnam, said, “All soldiers belong to somebody. They’ve got moms, they’ve got wives, they’ve got kids. They’ve got somebody who loves them.”

About 50 years later, Vietnam-era vet Paul Bianco works tirelessly to let the 2,400 veterans in Plumas County know just exactly that — somebody cares. Add a comment

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Lassen Volcanic National Park opens park highway to Devastated Area

Feather Publishing
3/4/2015


Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors can now drive to the Devastated Area, 10 miles from the north entrance of the park.

“Beyond the Devastated Area visitors will find snow depths of 2 to 3 feet and excellent spring-like skiing conditions,” said Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons. “We hope many of our local snow enthusiasts will come to the park and enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snow play.
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