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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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Most PUSD schools open Monday with slightly slower buses

12/7/08 6:20 a.m. –

Heavy snow fell on Plumas County overnight, but most public schools are open for business and on time. The one exception is the Portola Jr/Senior High School which has been closed because of a malfunctioning heater system.  Feather Publishing just got off the phone with the bus barn and the buses are running with chains. Allow for slight bus delays due to reduced speeds on the roads.

R-1 Chain restrictions in the Chester, Greenville and Quincy areas: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread tires or chains on the drive axle.

R-2 Chain restrictions in the Portola area and down the Feather River Canyon below the Greenville Wye: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels and provided that tire traction devices for at least one set of drive wheels are carried in or upon the vehicle.
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Portola High Football team wins Championship


The Portola High School football team won the Division IV Northern Section Championship November 25 with a 34-13 victory over Modoc.  With a 12-0 record, there is a chance Portola could play in the state championship.  See this week's sports section for the complete story.
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Union Pacific Opens Donner Pass Tunnel to Double-Stack Freight

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/2/2009


    Union Pacific Railroad announced last week that it had opened its Donner Pass route to double-stack freight traffic Nov. 19.
    The opening marked the end of a 12-month improvement project by Union Pacific to the Donner route in preparation for rerouting trains double-stacked with intermodal containers to Donner from the Feather River Canyon route.

Read more: Union Pacific Opens Donner Pass Tunnel to Double-Stack Freight

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Chester alumni speak out about lost trophies

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
12/2/2009


    School officials, community members and Chester High School alumni from the past six decades came together for nearly three hours Nov. 23 in a facilitated discussion specific to the heartfelt topics of school spirit and history.
    The stated catalyst behind the meeting was the decision Principal Scott Cory made to dispose of approximately 25–30 sports trophies.

Read more: Chester alumni speak out about lost trophies

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Eeek! A mouse!

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
12/2/2009


    Squeak the Mouse is going south! Doesn’t sound like big news? Think again. At Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, where Squeak (brother to Sam from the “Library Mouse” by Daniel Kirk) took up residence in October, the news that he would be leaving for the winter months, due to health concerns, sent shockwaves through the school.

Read more: Eeek! A mouse!

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