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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

County jail on verge of crisis

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/18/2012

People who should be in prison are running free and breaking laws in Plumas County.

Right now, local criminal justice leaders said there is very little they can do about it.

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SPI to pay $122 million for Moonlight Fire

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/17/2012

Sierra Pacific Industries has agreed to pay the federal government about $122 million for damages caused by the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

The settlement, believed to be the largest amount ever recovered by the U.S. government for damages caused by a forest fire, was announced by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 17.

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Foundation awards Plumas-Eureka grant

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/18/2012

A $15,000 grant from the California State Parks Foundation will help the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association meet its $70,000 commitment to keep the park open for two years.

“This is really good news,” said the association’s vice president, Lyn Nafzgar. She said that the association had applied for $35,000 (its annual commitment) and received nearly half of its request. She is hopeful that a similar amount could be awarded next year.

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Enter the 30th annual Portola Railroad Days Golden Spike Parade

Feather Publishing
7/18/2012

Organizers are inviting everyone to join in the 30th annual Portola Railroad Days community celebration and walk, ride, bike or dance through the Golden Spike Parade Saturday, Aug. 18.

Every entry goes home with a ribbon, and a $100 cash award and trophy will be presented to the overall best entry, which will be judged on creativity, uniqueness and enthusiasm.

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New Spanish Creek Bridge opens

Feather Publishing
7/18/2012

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Members of the Feather River Model A Club drive across the new Spanish Creek Bridge moments after a ribbon cutting dedication ceremony Monday, July 16. Model A’s were the first cars to drive across the original Spanish Creek Bridge in 1932, so it was fitting for them to commemorate the completion of the new bridge in similar fashion. For more on the ceremony, see next week’s newspaper. Photo by Laura Beaton

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