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Portola leaders look to a brighter future

Feather Publishing
9/19/2014

Portola has weathered its share of the economic downturn, including a bank branch closure and shuttered storefronts along Commercial Street. It’s also faced a maelstrom at City Hall, with contentious meetings and turnover in leadership. But the atmosphere is changing thanks to fresh leadership and the dogged determination of those who refuse to see Portola decline, but who instead envision, and are committed to, securing a prosperous future.

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Alternative sentencing program makes this a better, safer community

Dave Hollister
Plumas County District Attorney

Thank you for your continued good work and support.

Article XIII, Section 35, of the California Constitution states, “Public safety is the first responsibility of local government.” Your district attorney’s office takes this constitutional mandate seriously as we approach our role in ensuring our criminal justice system is just, fair and provides the greatest degree of safety for our citizens.

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The events of Sept. 11 are forever etched into our memory

Feather Publishing
9/12/2014
 

Who among us can forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001?

While the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, remains what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” Americans also remember the horror of Sept. 11.

Our world stood still when 15 terrorists armed with box cutters hijacked three commercial jetliners full of civilians and flew them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

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Saying goodbye is bittersweet

Laura Beaton - My Turn
Staff Writer
9/5/2014

It’s been a little more than two years since I joined the staff of Feather Publishing and learned how to write in AP style. And now it’s time for me to move on.

I came to the newspaper business from the teaching world, and now I’m returning to that world to teach a class of fifth-graders.

I’ll definitely miss being a news reporter, but words and pictures alone do not a living make.

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My latest addiction — picking blackberries

Laura Beaton - My Turn
Staff Writer
8/29/2014


It’s that time of year again when the bounty of nature bursts forth with abundance. Beautiful, plump, juicy berries cluster temptingly on their vines. After the recent rains, their shiny black skins make them even more luscious than ever.

I picked my first blackberries in mid-July. I’ve got all my favorite spots scoped out and I’m always on the lookout for more.

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