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

  • Not guilty plea: The man charged with first-degree murder in the December, 2014, death of a Greenville woman pleaded not guilty last week.
  • More Jefferson talk: Proponents of the state of Jefferson packed the Board of Supervisors room for the third time April 14, but once again did not walk away with the county’s support.
  • School cuts: The Plumas Unified School District is facing a $3 million budget deficit for the next school year, which will result in funding cuts in many areas.

Greenhorn achieves Firewise Community designation

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/11/2015


There are 90 Firewise Communities in California, and now Greenhorn, near Quincy, is one of them.

The designation means the community, which includes 143 homes, 238 residential lots and 236 people, has come together to make the area more resilient to the threat of fire.

That’s important because records show that between 1985 and 2010, 30 wildfires were reported within 2 miles of Greenhorn. Add a comment

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Altes arraignment continued to April

Dan McDonald
Altes-trialManaging Editor
3/10/2015

Three months after being charged with murder in the death of a Greenville woman, William Leo Altes III has yet to enter a plea.

Altes’ arraignment was continued for the fourth time during his Friday, Feb. 27, appearance in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy.

His next court date is set for April 17, to allow Altes’ court-appointed attorney, Robert Zernich, to review evidence in the case. Add a comment

Read more: Altes arraignment continued to April

CHP Commander Edwards to retire

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Joe Edwards to retire
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
3/10/2015

Local California Highway Patrol Commander Lt. Joe Edwards announced last week that he will be retiring in July.

Edwards, 50, has been the Quincy Area commander since April 2013, when he replaced Lt. Bruce Carpenter.

The CHP hasn’t named a replacement for Edwards. “I will let you know who will be replacing me as soon as I know,” Edwards said.
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Residents relocate as nursing home closes; Local health care leaders working on long-term fix

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/9/2015
 

Just two days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

“We do have about six or seven patients moving out next week,” said Denise Huggins, the facility’s administrator, during an interview Feb. 26. “Some are on waiting lists.” Add a comment

Read more: Residents relocate as nursing home closes; Local health care leaders working on long-term fix

Hundreds of people assist in dog’s safe return

Dusty
After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, Dusty is home safe and sound. Photos courtesy Bertucci family
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
3/9/2015
 

Move over Patsy Cline — the Bertucci family’s search for their lost dog, Dusty, plays out like a poignant country song.

Appropriately, the story all started on Valentine’s Day.

The Bertuccis adopted the Shetland sheepdog three years ago from a rescue shelter after a previous owner abused him. Because of the mistreatment, Dusty was afraid of people, sensitive to loud noises and required medication, said Tara Bertucci.

During a Feb. 14 outing at Lake Davis with her son, Shawn, Tara said Dusty ran off when startled by the sound of a gunshot in the distance and disappeared into the 1.2 million acres of Plumas National Forest.

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Read more: Hundreds of people assist in dog’s safe return


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