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

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Greater Portola’s air pollution triggers EPA action

Ann Powers

Wood Stove Workshop

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District will host a Wood Stove Workshop as follows:

March 19;  6 p.m.
Portola Veterans Hall
449 W. Sierra Ave., Portola, CA 96122

Staff Writer

The Environmental Protection Agency says air quality in the greater Portola area shows “very high levels of particle matter” — or smoke — that can be linked to premature death, work and school absences, aggravated asthma, acute respiratory symptoms, chronic bronchitis and decreased lung function.

On Jan. 15, the EPA officially designated the area as “federal nonattainment” based on data monitored by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District. The information shows levels exceeding the federal annual standard from 2011 through 2013, especially during the winter. Add a comment

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Quincy contestant wins big

Price-1234Feather Publishing

Rachelle Elliott (Perkins) holds up the license-plate cover of the 2015 Toyota Corolla L she won on an episode of “The Price is Right” that aired Feb. 9. In addition to winning a new car, Quincy-raised Elliott also won $1,000 in cash, an electric guitar, a smart watch, a smartphone, a BMW motorcycle and a trip to London. In total, Elliott’s winnings are worth $42,900. Photo submitted

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PG&E mobile city serves Chester

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

With major power outages across the county, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. set up a mobile repair center in Chester to serve its crews.

“Collins Pine has been absolutely outstanding to us; very accommodating in allowing us the space to set up our mobile center,” said Dave Ebbert, electric distribution supervisor from Auburn.
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Community discusses nursing home's fate; 150 attend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

One man offered a $1,000 check and a woman suggested a Kickstarter campaign — community members want to save their nursing home.

They were just a few of the 150-plus who filled the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds beyond capacity Feb. 4.

Public Health Director Mimi Hall coordinated and led the meeting designed to provide information about the closure of the Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and the potential for Plumas District Hospital to take it over, as well as give the public a chance to voice their concerns.

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Powerful storm results in emergency declaration

Feather Publishing Staff

A powerful storm pounded Plumas County with strong winds and heavy rainfall last week, leaving millions of dollars of damage in its wake.

County officials declared a local state of emergency Friday, Feb. 6, even before the full extent of the damage could be assessed. Add a comment

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