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We challenge you to spend $100 locally this holiday season

Feather Publishing
11/24/2010

We made this challenge last year and with the fatigued economy continuing, it’s worth making again.

If each of our newspaper readers spent $100 shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy. (That’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.)

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Requiem for a beloved hound dog

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/17/2010

He had many names and many friends over the years, but it was time for the old hound dog to move on where he’ll be free to chase squirrels and make as much noise as he wants.

I knew time was running out on him, but I blubbered like a baby anyway the day he could no longer keep his feet.

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Elections offer much to talk about

Feather Publishing
M. Kate West
Chester Editor

Now that the dust has pretty much settled across the nation, the election results are providing nonstop fodder for the talking heads of television.

Taking in their questions and positions station by station is a monumental task that can leave you with brain drain!

However, if you stick to interviews with the newly elected officials or those in the party power seats, you have the potential to gain a degree of insight as to how party agendas might move forward.

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Flu, getting a shot, TV, concerts and downright busyness

Feather Publishing
10/27/2010

The other day my amazing 21-year-old daughter told me she wanted a time machine. I asked her if she wanted to go back into time and she said she wanted to move time forward because her husband of one year and two months would be home from his Army deployment.

He comes home in December, January or February. He left in February 2010. I told her we didn’t need to speed time up because then I would be older. But what do 21-year-olds know?

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Why newspapers will be around tomorrow

Feather Publishing
9/29/2010

Next week, Oct. 3–9, is National Newspaper Week. This is a good time to consider the state of the industry and the state of our local papers. To paraphrase Mark Twain, a newspaperman himself, reports of the industry’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

The way people consume information is changing rapidly, and we hear frequently the death of newspapers is imminent.

Read more: Why newspapers will be around tomorrow

  

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