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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.

Property tax bills back on the increase

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

After several years of lower property tax bills, some Plumas County residents could receive a bit of shock when tax bills arrive this month.

“The people who have seen lower bills are the ones who could see the increase,” Plumas County Assessor Chuck Leonhardt said. “If the economy continues to gain, more will see increases next year.”

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League of Women Voters offers election forums

Feather Publishing

How will you vote on the propositions on the Nov. 4 ballot? The League of Women Voters of Plumas County announces that it can help inform voters’ decisions.

A community forum on the six propositions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Quincy Veterans’ Hall.

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Indian Valley youths clean up others’ mess

The Wolf Creek cleanup crew toasts with blue water bottles donated by a Plumas County Public Health Agency 20,000 Lives mini-grant. The crew found “a lot of weird things” during the Great Sierra River Cleanup on Sept. 20. Photo by Larry Deisz
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

Indian Valley students and community members walked Wolf Creek on Saturday, Sept. 20, picking up trash and illegally dumped appliances.

Their effort was part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup, a program designed to inspire California communities to be responsible for the rivers where they fish, swim and play.

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment organized the Wolf Creek Cleanup, with 16 volunteers. The crew included five local students: Sheridan Kusel, Weston Meyers, Christian Bares, Lauren Cordes and Zachary Pew.

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Sierra Nevada forest health in rapid decline, drought adds fuel to the fire

Feather Publishing

A new report released recently by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy shows that many Sierra Nevada forests are in critical condition and that natural benefits that these forests provide, such as clean air and water, are at risk from large, intense fire. Sierra watersheds are the origin of over 60 percent of the state’s developed water supply, and store significant amounts of carbon. According to the report, the current drought and a changing climate are rapidly intensifying the situation in the Sierra.

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