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Survival of theatre is up to us

James Wilson
Staff Writer

“Here's $10. That should be enough for admission and some candy,” my mom said as she handed me a crisp bill, dropping me off on the corner of Main and Bradley. “I'll pick you up right after the movie.”

And like that, she was off. My 10-year-old self searched around until I spotted the group of friends I was meeting up with. I still couldn’t believe it! My mom let me go to the movies with just my friends — no adults!

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Ground squirrels are digging up the place

Will Farris
Staff Writer
7/2/2014


When you walk outside you can feel them staring with their little beady eyes. Sometimes one will pop out in the open, do a little two-step and dive down a hole. Or perhaps it will run a while, tail in the air, playing “catch me if you can.” I had a fox for a bit, that at least kept the little beggars out of site, but she moved on.

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Lake Almanor celebrates its 100th birthday

Feather Publishing
6/27/2014


Plumas County has a rich and colorful history dating back to the gold rush. And few events impacted our region as much as the creation of Lake Almanor.

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Great Western Power Co. dam on the North Fork Feather River at what was then the southern end of Big Meadows. Although vacationers had been drawn to the area for years, the creation of Lake Almanor spawned a premier vacation destination that attracted people from all over the world.

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Agencies and volunteers drill down on fire preparedness

Feather Publishing
6/20/2014


While most Plumas County residents were enjoying a beautiful summer Sunday, others devoted their day to make everyone safer this fire season.

The county’s office of emergency services, the Plumas National Forest and the Meadow Valley Fire Department organized the largest drill ever conducted in this county. Six months of planning went into the June 1 exercise to ensure that it would yield a comprehensive opportunity to test the county’s emergency preparedness. Federal, state and local agencies worked alongside community volunteers in a drill that stretched from Meadow Valley to the county fairgrounds.

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It just might take a doctor to heal a hospital

Editorial — hospital all

6/11/14

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Feather Publishing

6/13/2014

Patient visits and revenue were down; the billing system was in disarray; and employee morale was low. When months of promises did nothing to assuage the problems, the Plumas District Hospital board of directors looked internally and chose a popular physician, Dr. Jeff Kepple, to take over as interim chief executive officer.

Two months later, the board wants him to commit to a year. “More has been accomplished in the last two months than in the last 22 years,” said one veteran board member. While all of the problems haven’t been miraculously cured, dramatic steps have been taken — new doctors hired, management shuffled, professionals consulted and morale restored.

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