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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Unforgettable experience: Forest Service officer Chris Holland knew something seemed strange when he came across a man digging a shallow hole in the woods three years ago. What he discovered was unforgettable.
  • Suicide prevented: Thanks to police and mental health workers, a man who stood on the edge of the Spanish Creek Bridge for more than two hours didn’t jump.
  • Dig could be delayed: The sheriff said he will discover what lies at the bottom of a Meadow Valley well — he’s just not sure how to pay for it or when it will happen.

Cal Fire suspends burning

Feather Publishing
6/25/2014

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director Ken Pimlott issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. The suspended burning order is part of CAL FIRE’s continued efforts to mitigate the increased threat of wildfire due to the state’s drought emergency.

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Seneca Auxiliary installs new officers

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/24/2014

The seeds of community service were widely sown when the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary came together June 11 for its annual officer installation and luncheon.

The tables in the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge were artfully decorated with all things garden to represent the event theme of “Greenhouse Plants.”

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Local Boston Marathon qualifier on course to raise nearly $100,000

Feather Publishing
6/23/2014


Entering its fourth year, the Running With the Bears marathon, half-marathon and 10K race in Indian Valley is set to raise nearly $100,000 for children and youths in foster care.

In 2012 this race became a Boston Marathon qualifier and has since attracted runners from all over the world in their quest to qualify for the event cutoff by early September.

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The case of the missing water: Millions of gallons of East Quincy’s water are unaccounted for

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
6/22/2014

For the second month in a row, East Quincy Services District lost millions of gallons of water. Staff was unable to account for 3.57 million gallons in May and almost 1.5 million gallons in April, interim general manager Shawneen Howe said at the June 10 board meeting.

According to director Greg Margason, the losses represent 21.6 percent of gallons pumped in May and 18 percent in April — much higher than the acceptable industry standard of 10 percent.

Read more: The case of the missing water: Millions of gallons of East Quincy’s water are unaccounted for

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CSD board member resigns

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
6/21/2014


Director Judy Yocum was missing from this month’s Indian Valley Community Service District meeting — and it wasn’t until the director’s reports that the public was told why.

Chairman Brad Smith read aloud Yocum’s resignation letter that stated she was on to “new endeavors that are both rewarding and appreciated.”

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Former general manager pleads “no contest” to embezzlement

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
6/20/2014

Former Indian Valley Community Services District General Manager Leanna May Moore pleaded “no contest” to felony embezzlement and forgery charges Friday afternoon in Plumas County Superior Court.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the case represented the largest embezzlement of public funds in the history of Plumas County.

Read more: Former general manager pleads “no contest” to embezzlement

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