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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Economic impacts of Plumas District Hospital studied

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer
7/7/2010


Plumas District Hospital recently released an economic impact study it commissioned, at a cost of $5,000, through the Center for Economic Development at California State University–Chico.

The study analyzes the economic impact of the district on the local economy and tries to estimate the economic effects of a hospital closure. It does not, however, look at what might lead to closure or whether passage of Measure B would or could lead to closure.

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County looks to phone system for cost reductions

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
7/7/2010

    The Board of Supervisors approved Information Systems Manager Dave Preston’s plan to comb the county phone system for potentially unused or redundant lines at the June budget meeting.  

  Preston said he had made cuts in various line items to save a telecommunications support technician position, but could only find immediate funding for three-fifths of a full-time position that was staffed at four-fifths.

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DFG Warns Boater Services of Quagga/Zebra Mussels Threat

Feather Publishing
7/1/2010

Quagga and Zebra mussels may be the size of a human fingernail, but they pose a very large threat to Californias waterways.

In a letter to 117 business owners, the California Quagga/Zebra mussels taskforce, comprised of nearly a dozen state and federal agencies, has asked marina owners and watercraft refueling stations to stay vigilant over this Independence Day holiday weekend and encourage their patrons to practice healthy boating practices.

Read more: DFG Warns Boater Services of Quagga/Zebra Mussels Threat

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