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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Rancheria welcomes new doctor, sees all patients

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Dr. Roger Cox
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer
1/27/2015

The Greenville Rancheria welcomed a new care provider to its Greenville office, Dr. Roger Cox. Cox has worked for the Greenville Rancheria Tribal Health Center in Red Bluff since 2011.

He came to Greenville originally to fill in and he liked the area, he said, so he moved. Dr. Margaret Alspaugh, executive director of the Greenville Rancheria, said Cox specializes in diabetes. Add a comment

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Plumas birder breaks personal record down under

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This southern cassowary, spotted by Colin Dillingham, lives in Kuranda, an area in Queensland, Australia. The flightless bird has no keel on its sternum bone.
James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/26/2015


When listening to Quincy’s Colin Dillingham talk about birding, one must pay extra attention. He uses a lot of “fowl” language.

Dillingham just finished breaking a personal record for the number of bird species he has seen in one year. Partly due to a trip to Australia, Dillingham marked 625 species for 2014.

Dillingham arrived back in Quincy last week, energized for another year of birding, the hobby that has taken him to the ends of the world.
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Supervisors hear some good news; Utility company will pay its portion of underground work

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
1/24/2015

 

The Plumas Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 13 opened with some good news — Frontier Communications will pay to underground its lines along the Highway 89 corridor in Greenville.

Public Works Director Bob Perreault made the announcement following a conference call with representatives from the company.

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New association aims to support county grand jury

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
1/23/2015


Civil grand juries have been around for centuries. They came to America with the first settlers from Europe.

The grand jury plays a vital watchdog role to help ensure local government — along with public schools, police and special districts — does the best job possible for its citizens.
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