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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Plumas Bank’s 2013 earnings are the best since 2007

Feather Publishing
2/24/2014

 

Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of locally owned Plumas Bank, just released earnings for 2013 that showed a net income of $3.4 million compared to $1.9 million for 2012. That is an improvement of $1.5 million or 76 percent.

For the last quarter of 2013, the bank’s net income increased by $369,000 to $916,000 as compared to $547,000 for the same period in 2012.

Read more: Plumas Bank’s 2013 earnings are the best since 2007

 

Urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 — There is a winter weather advisory for snow in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 26 until 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 for Eastern Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties. It is expected to accumulate 4 to 6 inches in areas above 5,000 feet west of Highway 395. East of Highway 395 expect up to 4 inches above 5,000 feet with up to 2 inches below 5,000 feet.

Read more: Urgent winter weather message from the National Weather Service

 

Chester Rotary taking craft fair applications

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A bright lead into the spring season is the annual Rotary Memorial Weekend Craft Fair. In its 17th year, the May 24 – 25 fair will again be located along the banks of the North Fork Feather River in the Chester Park. Photo by M. Kate West
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/24/2014

 

The Rotary Club of Chester is sponsoring the 17th annual Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair on May 24 and 25 in the Chester Park.

The Saturday and Sunday fair, open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., is host to a variety of unique craft mediums including, but not limited to, specialty food items, handmade lotions and soaps, pressed flowers, jewelry, woodworking, photography and yard and fine arts.

“We are always looking for unique, handcrafted items. This will be the fifth year Rotary has hosted the event.

Read more: Chester Rotary taking craft fair applications

 

Former community services district manager now accused of stealing $622,000

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/21/2014

 

Leanna May Moore is now accused of stealing more than a half-million dollars from the Indian Valley Community Services District.

Last week, the Plumas County district attorney filed a motion to amend the original complaint against the former IVCSD general manager.

Read more: Former community services district manager now accused of stealing $622,000

 

Quincy woman makes debut television appearance

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Quincy resident Traci Downey, owner of Traci’s Sweet Surprises, chats with Julissa Ortiz, one of the hosts of CW 31’s GoodDay.
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/21/2014

 

By the time television viewers saw Traci Downey make her 9:45 a.m. debut on CW 31’s GoodDay, she had already been at work since 1 a.m.

That’s when the Quincy baker took over the kitchen of the Hampton Suites in Sacramento to make her signature cinnamon rolls and a white chocolate ganache cake for the cast and crew of the morning television show Feb. 11.

Traci, accompanied by her husband, Mark, had been invited to appear on the morning show after producers saw a photo of one of her cakes and accompanying sculpture.

Read more: Quincy woman makes debut television appearance

 

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