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Graeagle’s Englishman becomes an American

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Newly sworn-in U.S. citizen Chris Nicholson says he’s a proud American. Photo courtesy Chris Nicholson
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/13/2015


How many voting members are in the House of Representatives? Or, try this one — how many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

Know the answers to these? Christopher Nicholson does. The Englishman recently answered 150 similar questions in obtaining his U.S. citizenship.

Nicholson aced the U.S. Citizenship Test and became a true, blue American on Dec. 17, 2014.
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Animal control regulations call for responsible pet ownership

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Hank, a 1-year-old neutered male pitt bull, is one of many dogs brought into Quincy’s animal shelter looking for a good home. Photo courtesy Plumas County Animal Services
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/12/2015


Want your “Lassie” to come home?

Then get her licensed, says Portola City Community Service Officer Leah Turner — the top dog when it comes to animal control regulations.

“The importance of having a dog license is to help the city find the dog’s owner if the dog is lost and it will be returned home,” she said. “If it doesn’t have a license, then the dog goes to Quincy animal control and the owner will be cited for not having a license and no proof of rabies (vaccination).”

According to regulation, all dogs over the age of 4 months within city limits must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at City Hall with a proof of a rabies certificate. If the dog is altered, and the owner has proof, the annual license fee is $10. If not, that price is quadrupled. Add a comment

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EPHC’s telemedicine program ranks in the top 10 statewide

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Eastern Plumas Health Care’s telemedicine program offers patients the opportunity to see the specialist they require without traveling long distances. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/12/2015

Eastern Plumas Health Care was recently named one of the top 10 telemedicine performers in the California Telehealth Network.

EPHC secured the fourth spot out of 800 rural health care telemedicine clinics statewide. Hospital officials say they’re excited about the ranking, and plan to up that already high standard in the future.

“My goal for next year is to be in the top three,” said Erica Waldeck, EPHC telemedicine coordinator. “But fourth is pretty good and I’ll take it.” Add a comment

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Supervisors plan for 2015

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
1/11/2015


It’s a new year and a new Plumas County Board of Supervisors, with Clio resident Jeff Engel replacing Jon Kennedy representing District 5.

But the board will be facing many of the same challenges it worked on last year — balancing the budget, building a new jail and rehabilitating mental health. Add a comment

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Scammers target PSREC customers

Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/10/2015

Be on alert — scammers posing as Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative employees are calling the utility’s customers and demanding an immediate payment for service.

PSREC officials say the con artists are primarily targeting commercial customers, and threaten service disconnection unless they buy a prepaid debit card or use an online payment service to pay their bill at once.
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