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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Congress extends Secure Rural Schools

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor

Congress voted Friday, June 29, to extend the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The SRS extension is part of the nation’s transportation bill.

The extension moved one step closer to reauthorization Wednesday, June 27, when House and Senate conference committee members reached a compromise on the nation’s long-stalled transportation bill, which was due to expire Saturday, June 30.

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Victim’s wife left homeless: Victim may have been suffering from withdrawal

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer


The officer-involved shooting June 19 at Evergreen Motel and RV Park outside Quincy left one man dead and his wife homeless. Janet Cass, 50, identified the shooting victim as her husband, Dennis Jason William Majewski, 36.

In the course of an hour, Cass lost her husband, her home and virtually all of her belongings. She is temporarily staying at the Gold Pan Lodge.

“I need help,” Cass said Friday, June 22, “with little things. And for donations and stuff to get him cremated.”

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Railroad Days is back on track

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Problems that threatened to derail this year’s Railroad Days celebration have been overcome, and a scaled-down event is planned for Aug. 17-19.

“It’s good news,” City Manager Leslie Tigan told the city council during a meeting earlier this month.

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Watershed projects up for final review

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor


Several watershed projects planned by the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management group, of the Plumas Corporation, are on hold for a final review by the executive committee  Wednesday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The projects were put on hold in April, after a special meeting to review the structure and processes of the organization, which is comprised of several state and county agencies and organizations.

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Farmers call it the ‘most fun’ market to attend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Jeff Kamper of K&J Orchards helps customers who flock to the busy produce stand. Photo by Debra Moore

Shoppers venture there for the fresh fruits and vegetables, but the vendors go because it’s fun.

“This is the most fun for me by far,” said winemaker Grant Raney about Romano’s Farmers Market at Sierra Valley Farms.

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