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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.

DFG study blasts dredge mining

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/12/2011

Continuing the current moratorium on suction dredge mining is the best thing for the environment, says an environmental study released Feb. 28 by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

The next preferable alternative would be to cut the number of suction dredge permits by more than half — from an average of 3,650 over the past 15 years to 1,500 annually — while limiting dredging to 14 days a year for each permit holder and reducing the allowable nozzle size from 8 inches to 4.

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Better Business Bureau advises donors on tsunami relief efforts

Feather Publishing
3/11/2011

Do your research before giving to charities

West Sacramento, CA – In the wake of the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in over 100 years, many Americans want to help those impacted by the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. Better Business Bureau warns donors to exercise caution when making donations to relief agencies and charities.

As with every natural disaster, there are unscrupulous people who will attempt to take advantage of the public’s eagerness to help victims.

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Japan hit by huge 8.9 earthquake; Tsunami warning issued for coastal California

Feather Publishing
3/11/2011
A large and destructive earthquake struck Japan over-night.  The magnitude 8.9 quake has generated a significant tsunami.  A Tsunami warning has been issued for coastal California.  Evacuations are in effect in Del Norte County.  Click here for the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center to see the latest information.
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Cowboy Poetry celebrates 25 years

Diana Jorgensen
Staff Writer
3/10/2011

This year marks a very important year in the saga of Cowboy Poetry gatherings at the Sierra Grange Hall in Vinton. It’s the 25th year of performances of an event so popular it spilled over into a second yearly event in the summer.

The original March event typically heralds the beginning of spring in eastern Plumas County and this year’s performances will be held March 18 – 19.

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Farewell

Feather Publishing
3/9/2011
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Patrol Commander Gerry Hendricks, Deputy Waasdorp, Sgt. Carson Wingfield and Sgt. Chad Hermann form an honor guard Saturday, March 5, at the funeral of Deputy Shawn Webb, who succumbed to a brain tumor Feb. 24. Law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across Plumas and Lassen counties said farewell at the services in Quincy. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli

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