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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.

QHS senior organizes Relay benefit

Zach Theuriet Howe
Special to Feather Publishing

For his senior project, Quincy High senior Ethan Skemp is organizing a Relay for Life benefit dinner Sunday, Feb. 26. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

Aspiring chef Tony Schafer will make dinner and Kayla Westman is making dessert.

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Convicted burglar Loretz captured

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/23/2012

A convicted burglar who has been on the run since November was captured in Los Angeles County on Wednesday night.

Former Graeagle resident Rebecca Victoria Loretz, 38, was apprehended by members of the United States Marshal’s Office working in close contact with the Plumas County Sheriff and District Attorney.

Read more: Convicted burglar Loretz captured

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CHP captures wanted man

Feather Publishing
2/23/2012

The California Highway Patrol apprehended a man who was wanted in Lassen County last week.

On Friday night, Feb. 17, CHP officer Bryan Goings located a vehicle that contained Portola resident Michael Nunes who had a warrant for his arrest.

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College trustees vote to keep current boundaries

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

Four Feather River Community College District trustees voted Thursday, Feb. 16, to retain the board’s at-large composition and trustee district boundaries. Trustee John Sheehan was absent.

The 2010 census revealed significant population shifts within the trustees’ individual districts. The law requires boards take action following a census if the population shift between districts is more than 10 percent.

Read more: College trustees vote to keep current boundaries

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“Save our teachers”

Feather Publishing students
2/24/2012

Quincy High School students walk back to their campus Friday afternoon after demonstrating in front of the Plumas Unified School District office. Clapping and chanting “Save our teachers,” most of the school’s student body showed up to protest the school board’s unanimous decision to eliminate 32.5 full-time teaching positions during its Wednesday-night meeting. Photo by Dan McDonald

 

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Are school closures the answer?


Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
2/22/2012

 

The fifth meeting of the Chester Area District Advisory or “7-11” Committee convened Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in the library at Chester Junior-Senior High School. Attendance for the meeting easily exceeded that of all prior meetings, and led to a lengthy public comment period. The comments made not only highlighted the confusion and frustration expressed at the public forum meeting Sunday, but those feelings from every preceding meeting as well.

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