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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Local grandmothers being bilked for thousands of dollars

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/18/2012

 

A Greenville grandmother known for her loving and caring ways was bilked out of $5,000 Tuesday, Jan. 10. And she is not the first Indian Valley or Plumas County resident to fall victim to this new sort of a scam.

Money she thought was going to help her grandson out of a jam in Reno actually went to someone in Perú.

Read more: Local grandmothers being bilked for thousands of dollars

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Dog alerts owner of fire

Ruth Ellis
Staff Writer
1/18/2012

 

A Susanville woman credits her dog for waking her up and saving her from what could have turned into a dangerous situation.

One day in late November 2011, Patricia Dudley said another person burned leaf piles on her Ash Street property but didn’t completely extinguish the burn piles.

Read more: Dog alerts owner of fire

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Quincy High School students take on forest enhancement project

Feather Publishing
1/18/2012

A recently completed forest health project has given a group of Quincy High School students plenty of experience on what it takes to maintain a healthy forest for wildlife and reducing the threat of fire.

With funds from the California Fish and Game Commission and resources donated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the Feather River Resource Conservation District coordinated a pilot project with QHS teacher Matt McMorrow’s Natural Resources class to improve the quality of the forest habitat near the school. These lands are part of the Learning Landscapes Program initiated by the Feather River Land Trust, which seeks to provide sustainable access to natural lands within a 10-minute walk from every school in Plumas County.

Read more: Quincy High School students take on forest enhancement project

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Convicted murderer Loren Herzog found dead

Feather Publishing BreakingNews
1/17/2012

Killer Loren Herzog — serving parole in a trailer on state property outside the fences at High Desert State Prison in Susanville — is dead, according to a report from News10KXTV.

The television station reports Herzog was found dead around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Public Information Officer Terry Thornton.

Read more: Convicted murderer Loren Herzog found dead

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