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School scrambles to relocate students

Second-grade teachers Michelle Abramson, left, and Susie Robinson pack up Abramson’s classroom last Thursday. Her class was one of four that had to be relocated from a wing of Quincy Elementary School while the structure is roofed. The wing is being vacated due to potential exposure to asbestos and mold. Photos by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Just days before Quincy Elementary School students were due to return to school, teachers and administrators were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure.

School officials learned Aug. 27 that the roof needed to be replaced, and decided to close those classrooms.

“There is no imminent danger,” said school district Superintendent Micheline Miglis last Thursday as teachers were moving items out of the wing. “We are taking this precautionary step. We know there is asbestos because of the age of the roof, and we know that we’ve had flooding in that wing” — thus the fear of mold.

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Challenge accepted

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Feather River College Superintendent/President Kevin Trutna, left, and athletic director Merle Trueblood get doused with gallons of ice water by the college’s volleyball team after accepting the ALS Challenge on Aug. 26.


The event raises funds to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. After successfully surviving the ALS ice bucket challenge, Trutna and Trueblood challenged the Feather River College TRiO team and Butte and Siskiyou College athletic departments, respectively.Photos by Laura Beaton

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Death in the Canyon: Forest Service LEO has ride-along from hell

Plumas and Lassen National Forest Patrol Capt. Chris Holland points out where he discovered the body of Brian Joseph Graves near the Murphy Creek turnout in the Feather River Canyon on April 29, 2011. Photos by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer

Chris Holland’s headlights blazed into the darkness, his SUV clinging to the road that winds down the Feather River Canyon. The spring night was calm and cool, but what happened next became an ordeal he would never forget.

With a trainee in the passenger seat, the law enforcement patrol captain for Plumas and Lassen national forests cruised past Murphy Creek, a wide turnout halfway down the mountain pass. It was April 29, 2011 — opening day for stream fishing — and the partners had come to aid new anglers.

Then they glimpsed an RV hidden in the brush.

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Search for former FRC student ends with body found

Lucius Robbi
James Wilson
Sports Editor

A massive search for a missing Feather River College alumnus ended in Idaho the evening of Aug. 28, with the discovery of his body and car.

Lucius Robbi was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Custer County, Idaho.

Idaho police were searching for Robbi, who vanished on his way from his summer job in Idaho to the University of Montana.

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Fly-In Breakfast features free plane rides for kids

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The Rotary Club of Portola hosts its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nervino Airport in Beckwourth.

The breakfast is the club's largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going toward college scholarships and community service projects.

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