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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.

Chester man arrested on charges of sexual assault against a minor

Feather Publishing


A 34-year-old Chester man is being held on $100,000 bail in the Plumas County Jail after being arrested on multiple sex-related charges, including sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

Robert Wilson Neal Jr. was arrested Monday at 10:15 p.m. at a Chester residence by sheriff’s deputies.

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Man jailed on drug charges after traffic stop

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

An Oroville man is in the Plumas County Jail after being arrested on multiple drug charges following a Thursday, June 7, traffic stop.

Robert Nemen Ridge Jr., 53, was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Pioneer Days in Taylorsville

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor

A celebration of pioneer heritage is planned Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to dusk, and will include a barbecue rib cook-off, the Quincy Model A’s, displays of quilts, goat milking and much more.

The day will actually begin at 7 a.m., for many, with biscuits and gravy served up at the Taylorsville Fire Station on Nelson Street by the volunteers of Indian Valley Fire and Rescue.

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Harding remembered for community service

Debra Moore
Staff Writer


When Stephen T. Harding took over the Graeagle Store in 1970, he knew nothing about the grocery business.

“For the first 50 years of his life he never spent time in a grocery store other than grabbing a loaf of bread for my mom on his way home from work,” said Steve Harding, the senior Harding’s son and current owner of the store.

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