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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

PSREC’s Fiber System brings new possibilities to area telecommunications

Feather Publishing
4/29/2011

A $13.7 million federal grant and another $1.7 million from the state of California will finance new telecommunications infrastructure in Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties — infrastructure that will bring rural areas into sync with more populated areas.

The grants were awarded to Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC), a Portola-based electric cooperative with a long history of working to improve the quality of life in the community.

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Portola city manager goes on medical leave

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
4/28/2011

During a closed session prior to a special meeting April 26 of the Portola City Council, the council appointed City Clerk Leslie Tigan as acting city manager, with all the duties and authorizations of the city manager. She will be acting in the stead of current City Manager Jim Murphy, who was not in attendance at the meeting.

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Delayed start to cleanup means state park will be closed all summer

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
4/28/2011

The campground and historic area at Plumas-Eureka State Park (PESP) will be closed for all of the summer season because late and heavy snows have delayed the start of the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned cleanup in the park. At this time it is unclear when the facilities will reopen.

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Fire protection a hot topic for supervisors

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/27/2011

Still smarting from a 2009 – 10 grand jury report that blasts the county for leaving nearly a fifth of its full-time residents without fire protection, the Board of Supervisors held a forum with fire chiefs and concerned citizens last Tuesday.

“We need you to solve this problem,” Charles Plopper, speaking on behalf of the former grand jury, told the board.

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