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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

County-community landscape project is blossoming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
1/25/2012

The new Almanor Recreation Center (ARC) in Chester has, from its early beginnings, received tremendous community support — support that continues to grow with each passing day.

The first big step in this collaboration began with the efforts of Gini Natali to form an unfunded recreation district in the Lake Almanor Basin. A diamond of the first water when it came to community advocacy, Natali had learned of the potential of funding that would come to every recognized recreational district in the state of California.

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Restoring Last Chance and Red Clover: Public comments sought

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/25/2012

Controversial watershed restoration projects will be explained to the public Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in the clubroom at the Indian Valley Museum in Taylorsville.

Local ranchers and water rights holders garnered support from county supervisors last year, so more of an effort at public outreach and a Plan B in case of unexpected water shortages are now required.

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Lassen County supervisor faces second recall campaign

Sam Williams
Lassen News Editor
1/25/2012

Jack Hanson, Lassen County’s District 4 supervisor, faces a second recall campaign.

Hanson said the grounds for the recall were similar to those in the first recall effort that failed last month, so his response would be similar.

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Black-backed woodpecker may be headed toward endangered species list

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/25/2012

Black-backed woodpeckers are the subject of a petition for protection now being reviewed by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

The Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission in October 2010 for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.

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Power outage in East Quincy

Feather Publishing
1/23/2012

Updated 4:00 p.m.

Local power is restored the moment this fuse (see photos inside story) at the corner of 1st Street and Highway 70 is replaced by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worker Kevin Moore. Residents heard a loud “boom” at 1:24 p.m. Monday when the fuse blew.

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