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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

CPUD votes to increase ambulance rates

  When the Chester Public Utility District board of directors met Tuesday, Sept. 11, it opened the public meeting and immediately entered into closed session.

  Upon reconvening the public meeting, acting chairman Gregg Scott advised the audience that the closed session topic regarded work schedule changes requested by fire and ambulance personnel.

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Sierra Valley Elk killed in rescue effort

Alicia Knadler

  Sierra Valley ranchers wanted to save the bull elk that was killing their calves and chasing cows, not shoot it.

  Yet after a Wednesday, Sept. 12 rescue gone awry, it died en route to its new home.

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Quincy farmers’ market ends successful season

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Market manager Elizabeth Powell collects the weekly vendor fee from Green Cedar Farms owner, and 13-year vendor, Frank Mazzarino at the market’s season finale. The 13th annual Quincy Certified Farmers Market had a successful season that saw a top attendance of 145 people an hour at its peak. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
9/18/2012
 

  Family fun, delicious fresh fruit and veggies, food vendors and live music were some of the highlights of the last farmers’ market of the season, Sept. 13, on the lawn of Plumas Unified School District.

  Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market manager Elizabeth Powell reported the 13th annual season’s statistics: 12 different farmers and ranchers (five from Plumas County), six prepared food vendors, 10 artisans and crafters, and 10 nonprofit organizations.

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Power outage in the Chester area

Feather Publishing
9/18/2012 
7:45 a.m. update
 
Power has been restored to Chester...
 

According to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno, "There was a gunshot that brought down a main transmission line feeding the Chester area. The outage began about 10:41 p.m. last night and all power was restored at 7:40 a.m. this morning after a crew made those repairs."

 

The location of the 60kV line was between Hamilton Branch and Chester, just north of Highway 36 and south of New Chester Dump Road.

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Plumas County A&D Services alive and well

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
9/17/2012
 

What ever happened to Plumas County’s Alcohol and Drug (A&D) Program? Since its curtailment in October 2008, a lot has been going on behind the scenes to get it back up and running.

What the public should know, according to Mimi Hall, Public Health director and county A&D program administrator, is that drug and alcohol services are available in Plumas County.

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