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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.

Life in West Africa: A balmy 95 in winter

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/5/2011

Imagine the climate shock for 2003 Greenville High School graduate Devin Wilcox, who left a balmy 95-degree West African winter for Christmas at home in snow-covered Plumas County.

The logging trucks there are different as well; they have four legs, two wheels, are sometimes stubborn, and they emit a bray instead of a rumble. The logs are actually fence posts villagers gather to enclose their gardens.

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Plumas County District One election results

Feather Publishing
1/5/2011
6:00 a.m. Update
Republican Ted Gains has won the special election to fill the state senate seat left vacant by the death of Dave Cox.  As it turns out, the 65 to 35 margin in Plumas County was close to the district wide margin of 63 to 37 margin in favor of Gains district wide.

Read more: Plumas County District One election results

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Community groups get grant funds

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
1/5/2011

The Plumas County Community Development Commission (CDC) board approved the regional Community Action Agency's (CAA) funding decisions for the 2011 calendar year at a December meeting.

The local CAA serves as an advisory board, helping the CDC decide where to give out community service grant funds in Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties.

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