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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.

Medicare's Part D open enrollment begins October 15

Feather Publishing
10/12/2011

Thousands in Plumas County affected, workshops planned

PASSAGES wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment to change or enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan known as Part D begins October 15 and ends December 7.  This is a date change from prior years.  During this open enrollment, people will also be able to make changes to their health care coverage, such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Read more: Medicare's Part D open enrollment begins October 15

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Plumas County supervisors approve volunteer policy

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
10/12/2011

Plumas County relies on the help of volunteers — at least 137 of them, according to a recent survey.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Board of Supervisors approved a policy designed to standardize the training and background checks for people who volunteer their time and services to the county.

Read more: Plumas County supervisors approve volunteer policy

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Traffic control update for Highway 70 near Keddie

Feather Publishing
10/14/2011 update

PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno with an update for the power pole replacement at the Spanish Creek Bridge, "PG&E crews have made very good progress and we expect to complete repairs to this line by about 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 13, and restore power to the 20 customers impacted.  We were able to do this work by installing only two new poles.  PG&E crews numbering more than a dozen workers installed the new poles and wires."

This should eliminate the need for controlled traffic at the construction site.

Read more: Traffic control update for Highway 70 near Keddie

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Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan

Trish Welsh Taylor
Staff Writer
10/12/2011

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s board held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, to discuss the $348,000 loan to EPHC from the city of Portola.

With board chairwoman Gail McGrath and Janie McBride absent, EPHC board members Larry Fites, Jay Skutt and Lucy Kreth constituted a quorum.

Skutt acknowledged the city “gave a quick response” to EPHC’s petition for financial support. Kreth said, “They stepped out to help us.” Help indeed.

Read more: Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan

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