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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.

Most PUSD schools on two hour delayed start, but Chester on schedule

Portola, Quincy and Greenville schools are on a two hour delayed start

Chester schools open and on normal schedule

2/29/2012 - 5:45 a.m.

The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools in Portola, Quincy and Greenville areas will have a two hour delayed start Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 due to R2 chain requirements in all areas. School starts at 10:10 a.m. and dismisses at the regular time in the afternoon. All morning bus pick up times will be two hours later.

However, schools in Chester are open and starting on time, but buses will be running slow due to the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways while running chains.

Read more: Most PUSD schools on two hour delayed start, but Chester on schedule

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Carey honored as Firefighter of the Year

Mike Taborski
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Quincy Fire District Commissioner Mike Taborski, left, presents Assistant Fire Chief Frank Carey with the 2012 Firefighter of the Year award at the annual installation of officers banquet. Photo by Sue Brown
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2/29/2012

Members of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department overwhelmingly voted to honor Assistant Fire Chief Frank Carey as the organization’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year.

In making the presentation at the department’s annual awards and installation of officers banquet Feb. 18, Fire Commissioner Mike Taborski said since joining the department in 2000, Carey has distinguished himself as a role model and leader. He has risen through the ranks from firefighter to captain and now assistant fire chief.

Read more: Carey honored as Firefighter of the Year

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Winter storm warning issued; County cautions not all roads plowed

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
2/28/2012

National Weather Service has issued a "WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST WEDNESDAY"

Plumas County Road Department will not be maintaining roads that are normally closed during the Winter if this Winter Storm produces the predicted "TUESDAY NIGHT....SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 8 INCHES LOWER ELEVATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES HIGHER ELEVATIONS." and "WEDNESDAY...SNOW IN THE MORNING.....SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 11 INCHES."

Read more: Winter storm warning issued; County cautions not all roads plowed

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Seneca has banner month; Inks deal for electronic medical records

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
2/29/2012

“I’m going to say this is a heck of a board meeting we are having today from the standpoint of our financials and the decision the board will be making about an electronic medical records system,” Seneca Healthcare District Chief Executive Officer Doug Self said Feb. 23.

In what Self called a “banner month,” January revenue hit the $1,146,471 mark, a figure that tied with only one other January.

Read more: Seneca has banner month; Inks deal for electronic medical records

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CHP makes major heroin bust

Feather Publishing
2/27/2012

 

A stop of a speeding motorist turned into a major drug bust by the Quincy California Highway Patrol on Saturday night, Feb. 25.

A CHP officer found four bundles of heroin, with a street value of about $250,000, while he was processing an unlicensed driver’s car before it was impounded.

Read more: CHP makes major heroin bust

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