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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Minor earthquake felt in Quincy

Feather Publishing
A minor earthquake rocked the Quincy area Friday at 7:49 a.m.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude 3.5 earthquake was centered 11 miles east-northeast of Quincy.  Those who felt the quake reported feeling a short and somewhat sharp jolt rather than the longer rolling sensation often associated with earthquakes.  Quakes of this size do not normally cause any damage.

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Directors respond to constituents on criminal case

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

The Indian Valley Community Services District board of directors answered questions about the Leanna May Moore case at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Indian Valley Community Services District.

Former General Manager Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the embezzlement of over $600,000 from the district.

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Public weighs in on proposed Bucks Lake trail

James Wilson
Staff Writer

The board room at the Plumas County Library was packed Nov. 12, as Plumas County Supervisor Lori Simpson and Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk led a public input meeting to discuss the proposed trail system to be built on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. land at Bucks Lake.

A mix of mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and Bucks Lake cabin owners showed up to let their voices be heard. Nearly everyone in attendance was in favor of the proposed system. Nonetheless, concerns were raised.

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Fire departments, snowmobilers, search and rescue train together

From left, Garrett Grubbs, Neal Baker, Barbara Price, Debbie Knipe and Kyle Felker prep a “patient” for transportation during a rescue training in October at the Bucks Lake fire station. Photos by Jim Rutherford
Feather Publishing

The Bucks Lake Snowdrifters snowmobiling group, Bucks Lake Fire Department, Meadow Valley Fire Department and Plumas County Search and Rescue conducted a snow rescue training session Oct. 18 at the Bucks Lake fire station. The four groups spent about four hours learning how to locate those injured, lost or broken down out on backcountry snow trails and how to handle the medical situations that may arise once they are on scene.

Extensive time was spent on how SAR locates incoming calls from cellphones. The training also covered how to treat and package patients for transportation to a helicopter landing zone or to the nearest ambulance.

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Supervisor Goss lashes out at utility company

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

In a rare display of outrage, Supervisor Kevin Goss questioned representatives of Frontier Communications about their refusal to pay to underground their lines in downtown Greenville.

“Basically you don’t have any money?” Goss asked two Frontier representatives during a public hearing in front of the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 4.

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