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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Garden program asks for support from ed board

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/25/2015


Representatives from the Digging In youth gardening program reported to the school board on the success of the program at the Plumas County Office of Education’s regular meeting Feb. 12.

Though the program has a strong success rate, said farmers Cody Reed and Kari O’Reilly, to ensure its future success it needs financial support from the county.

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City pledges to improve emergency systems in recent storm’s aftermath

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/24/2015

The good news — there were no reported injuries and no property damage within Portola’s city limits during the recent storm that slammed through northern California, according to Public Works Director Todd Roberts.

“We were spared,” he said. “I think there was one tree down in a vacant lot.” Add a comment

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City investigates shared lease options to reopen regional courthouse

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Portola city officials are researching potential lease options with the California Judicial Council to reopen the Plumas-Sierra Regional Courthouse as a combined-use government center. Photo by Dan McDonald
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/23/2015

At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Portola City Council authorized staff to research the feasibility of a possible shared lease agreement with the California Judicial Council to reopen the Plumas-Sierra Regional Courthouse at 600 Gulling St.

Just four years after it made its debut in June 2010, the $4.7 million, 6,500-square-foot courthouse fell victim to state budget cuts and closed in November 2014. Add a comment

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Officers, therapists honored for saving lives

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/23/2015

In the past three years, two Plumas County deputies found themselves in life-and-death situations that left them no choice but to use deadly force against an armed attacker.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood called the deputies’ actions “heroic” and said they likely saved the lives of innocent bystanders. Add a comment

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Feather River Land Trust marks 15-year anniversary

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The Feather River Land Trust’s 575-acre Maddalena property is a favorite for kayakers and birders. It was the trust’s first acquisition, in 2003. Photos by Shannon Morrow
Feather Publishing
2/22/2015
 

Feather River Land Trust turns 15 years old today, Feb. 18. Since February 2000 FRLT reports it has been at the forefront of conserving priority landscapes in the Feather River Watershed and in providing nature-based education for children.

The conservation efforts have protected working ranches, maintained a place to live for a diverse population of plants and animals, increased recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, protected water quantity and quality and helped to conserve fantastic views. In addition, natural areas around each school in the watershed have been set aside so teachers and students have outdoor classrooms far into the future.

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