Business Scene for the week of 9/5/2012

one promoted, two hired

Dan McDonald has been named managing editor for Feather Publishing’s Plumas County newspapers. The Washington native brings 30 years of newspaper experience to the position. He has a journalism degree from Western Washington University, and has worked as a reporter and editor for seven newspapers in Washington, Alaska, California and Nevada. Dan was hired as a staff writer for Feather Publishing in April, 2011 after 16 years as an editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal; He was in charge of that newspaper’s breaking news desk since 2008. Dan replaces Delaine Fragnoli who is looking forward to spending more time with her family, finishing some projects in progress and doing some freelance writing. Delaine has been with the newspaper for seven years, the last five as managing editor.

James Wilson was recently hired as sports editor for the Plumas newspapers. He was born and raised in Quincy, where he grew up fishing, swimming and hiking during the summers. After graduating from high school, James traveled around the world for two years. With that out of his system, James focused on school and graduated from UC Berkeley, where he remained for a few years managing a successful restaurant. He eventually got sick of the rat race of the city and moved back to Quincy where he plans on staying permanently. James replaced longtime sports editor Shannon Morrow who has moved to Reno to attend graduate school at the University of Nevada.

Holly Buus has joined the advertising sales department at Feather Publishing, working out of the Quincy office. She attended culinary schools in San Diego and earned her baking and patisserie certificate. Holly and her husband, Quincy native Jesse Buus, have three children. She said, “I’m really excited to be working here and am looking forward to exploring this new career road in my life.”


second saturday in graeagle

The next ever-popular Second Saturday Art in Graeagle is Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Red House Art Gallery. Tom Watson is the featured artist who “pre-visualizes his photos and paints without a brush an impressionistic image with his camera.”


quincy office relocates

John Banks, director for Plumas Sierra Community Solutions, has relocated his Quincy office to a more central location to accommodate his clients. The office is now at 173 Lawrence St., next to the Forest Service building. The business provides the required court-mandated classes for wet/reckless and driving under the influence convictions.


automotive excellence medallion

Troy Holt at the Graeagle Chevron has received a 25-year medallion from the National Institute of Automotive Excellence, which tests and certifies automotive professionals. His current ad touts fall service time for minor services to major repairs, all of which he can capably handle for most any make or model, car or passenger truck. Just thought inquiring minds would want to know!


name change

Barber Jeff Marrs has changed the name of his business to Almanor Barber Shop. He is located across from the Bidwell House in Chester. Jeff offers traditional men and boys haircuts, hot shaves and beard and mustache trims. Walk-ins welcome.



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