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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.

Supervisors consider future of Mental Health in wake of director’s resignation

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/21/2015

Describing the Board of Supervisors’ history of hiring mental health directors as “abysmal,” Supervisor Sherrie Thrall is advocating a different solution.

The supervisors accepted the resignation of Mental Health Director Peter Livingston during a closed session Feb. 3 and a week later they were discussing how to replace him.
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Community meeting on Quincy nursing home set for Feb. 24

Feather Publishing
2/20/2015
 

Plumas District Hospital will hold a community meeting regarding Quincy’s skilled nursing facility Tuesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Hospital CEO Dr. Jeff Kepple has received information from the state and a consultant regarding the feasibility of PDH taking over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and wants to share those details with the public.

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Officials assess damage and lessons learned in storm’s aftermath

Storm-damage
A pickup is crushed by one of many trees that blew down in Plumas County during the recent storm.
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/20/2015

Damage estimates continue to rise in the wake of the storm that blew through Plumas County on Feb. 6. Downed trees destroyed structures and vehicles, and cut power to all residents for an extended period of time.

Jerry Sipe, the county's director of the Office of Emergency Services, appeared before the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 10 to update its members on the storm and its aftermath, and to ask them to ratify an emergency declaration that had been called Feb. 6
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Supervisors approve hiring for district attorney, sheriff

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/20/2015

A chorus of “Happy Birthday” opened the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 10 meeting in honor of Chairman Kevin Goss, but then it became business as usual as the board faced a full morning agenda and an afternoon midyear budget review.

Deputy DA sought
One of the county’s two deputy district attorneys accepted a position in Placer County, and District Attorney David Hollister asked for authorization to replace her.
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Board helps send chamber to travel show; Not all supervisors supported the idea

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/19/2015

With a 4-1 vote, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors gave $1,000 to the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce to attend the Travel & Adventure Show in Santa Clara scheduled for last weekend.

Because the money was being taken from the county’s contingency fund, it required a four-fifths vote. Supervisors Kevin Goss, Sherrie Thrall, Lori Simpson and Terry Swofford voted in favor of the allocation Feb. 3 after listening to a presentation by Audrey Ellis, the chamber’s chief executive officer, but Jeff Engel voted against the contribution. Add a comment

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