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Truck driver fatally crashes on Highway 89

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Emergency responders labor to remove the body of truck driver Terence Eck from a totaled semi. Eck was killed in the accident. Deputy Phil Shannon reported the mostly likely cause of the incident was excessive speed. Photos by Miriam S. Cody
Feather Pulishing
3/20/2015

On Monday morning, just after 5:30 a.m., a logging truck accident on Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Greenville resulted in a fatality.

Terence Eck, 40, of Princeton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At approximately 5:35 a.m., Eck was driving a fully loaded 2014 Kenworth logging truck southbound, just north of Greenville-Wolf Creek Road. Add a comment

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Time capsule discovered in historical Quincy house

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The 1877 Victorian house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy is currently under restoration by Lisa Dunnington and Stewart Gately. While working on the house, they discovered a time capsule that was buried in one of the walls in 1974. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/19/2015

When the new owners of the old Victorian-style house on the corner of Jackson and Fillmore streets in downtown Quincy started its renovation, they didn’t know what to expect.

They certainly didn’t expect to find a time capsule from the ’70s, but that’s just what they discovered.

The Lowell family constructed the house in 1877, but sold the house to Greenleaf Greeley Clough shortly after in 1879. Add a comment

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Emergency agencies work together to save hiker

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Plumas District Hospital emergency medical technician Eddy Mutch and paramedic Tommy Higgins work as a team for Plumas District Hospital. Several days earlier, they were part of an overnight rescue on Rock Creek. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
3/20/2015

A call came in from dispatch operators to the Plumas District Hospital emergency room the night of Feb. 28: A hiker had slipped and possibly broken his leg about 4 miles up Rock Creek down the Feather River Canyon.

Paramedic Tommy Higgins and emergency medical technician Eddy Mutch were on duty at the time. The two packed into the ambulance and headed to the scene for what would become a 15-hour multiagency rescue operation. Add a comment

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Feather River Land Trust earns national recognition

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Susan Payne and Linda Blum get ready to mail several binders of policies and procedures for review to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust
Feather Publishing
3/18/2015

The Feather River Land Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“Feather River Land Trust’s accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” said Paul Hardy, executive director. “Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program.”

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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake shakes Plumas and Lassen Counties

Feather Publishing
3/17/2015

 

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit Plumas County at 10:36 p.m. Monday night. The temblor was centered 6 miles WNW of Greenville at the southern tip of Lake Almanor. This is the same location as the June 2013 magnitude 5.7 earthquake. The Sheriff's Department received no reports of damage or injuries.

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