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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.

Portola man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Hall-sentenceDan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/7/2014

David Scott Hall, 41, of Portola, was sentenced last week to more than 12 years in prison for felony domestic violence convictions.

Hall, who was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial that ended May 23, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde on Thursday, June 26.

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The case of the missing water solved by hikers

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/6/2014

After reading the local newspaper story about millions of gallons of water gone missing from East Quincy Services District on plumasnews.com, Danielle and Jesse Frid put two and two together.

They had noticed on several different hikes in their neighborhood that water was gushing out of an overflow pipe near a water tank off Clough Street in their East Quincy neighborhood.

Read more: The case of the missing water solved by hikers

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Residents concerned about Bucks Lake water management

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/5/2014

If the water level of Bucks Lake dips down to 5,134 feet, the two marinas on the lake will be forced to close up shop.

That’s what Ken Nelson, owner of Haskins Valley Inn, Store and Deli said last week. At that depth, the water is too shallow for boats to moor.

Read more: Residents concerned about Bucks Lake water management

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Meadow Valley forensic dig yet to begin

Dan McDonald

Managing Editor
7/5/2014


A forensic excavation in Meadow Valley will begin later and cost more money than originally expected.

The project, spearheaded by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, entails digging up an old well to search for possible human remains.

Read more: Meadow Valley forensic dig yet to begin

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Town of Seneca goes into escrow

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The town of Seneca is off the market, pending the successful transfer of its title to a Texas man. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
7/4/2014

It’s been over six months since the historical town of Seneca went up for sale; and as of June 30 the sale will go offline as it enters escrow.

An undisclosed party from Texas has agreed to purchase the small ghost town for more than the original asking price of $225,000.

Read more: Town of Seneca goes into escrow

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Fourth featured artist added to gallery lineup

Samantha P. Hawthorne

Staff Writer
7/4/2014


The Blue Goose Gallery of Artists in Chester has added a fourth featured artist to its July lineup and “Red, White and Blue” art reception slated for July 5.

Donna Johnson will join Gayle Bower, Pat Neely, Billie Colson and woodcarver Gary Spence in displaying their Independence Day-inspired artwork during Saturday’s show that continues throughout the month.

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