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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Drought workshop to provide important information for area ranchers and farmers

Feather Publishing
2/21/2014
 

A drought management workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Vinton Grange Hall on Highway 70 in Vinton.

The Sierra Valley and Feather River resource conservation districts are hosting the event for area farmers and ranchers in response to growing local concerns about potentially devastating water shortages and drought impacts from the lack of winter precipitation and the state drought declaration.

Read more: Drought workshop to provide important information for area ranchers and farmers

 

Forest Service slash pile burning will cause smoke impacts in East Quincy

Feather Publishing
2/19/2014
 

Fire personnell from the Plumas National Forest are burning handpiles in East Quincy.  The piles are located in forested land adjacent to homes on the south side of East Quincy.
 

Read more: Forest Service slash pile burning will cause smoke impacts in East Quincy

 

Sheriff finds suspected meth lab

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/19/2014

 

A Chester man was arrested on several felony counts last week after a search by sheriff’s deputies and detectives revealed firearms, stolen property and a suspected methamphetamine lab.

James Walter Judlin III, 32, is charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen property and committing a felony while out on bail.

Read more: Sheriff finds suspected meth lab

 

Library gets high-speed Internet service

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
2/19/2014
 

Quincy library patrons can kiss their Internet woes goodbye now that high-speed fiber optic Internet service has arrived.

County librarian Lynn Sheehy announced the arrival Feb. 5 of new high-speed service made possible by the installation of Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications’ fiber optic network.

Read more: Library gets high-speed Internet service

 

Gold medalist has Portola ties

SkiGoldFeather Publishing
2/18/2014
 

David Wise won a gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Wise, the grandson of legendary Portola High School football coach Bob Wise, won gold in the free-ski half-pipe competition.

The 23-year-old Wise entered the Winter Games as the favorite in the event, which debuted as an Olympic sport this year.

Wise was cheered on by a large contingent of family members who traveled to Russia to support him.

 

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