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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

New instructional officer begins at FRC

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

Dr. Karen Pierson, Feather River College’s new chief Student Services officer, looks too young to be retired, but she was — until she stepped into her new job at the college Monday, July 25.

In 2010, Pierson took advantage of an early retirement package from North Iowa Area Community College, in Mason City, Iowa, where she served as vice president of Student Development and Success.

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Plumas-Sierra County Fair comes to town

Feather Publishing
8/2/2011

The Plumas-Sierra County Fair held in Quincy, Calif. starts Wednesday, August 10 and runs through Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future….

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fair theme so appropriate! We absolutely have much to be proud of in our Past. Plumas and Sierra counties have always represented the best of a rural, mountain county. Our history is rich with leadership, strength and hospitality. From logging to fishing, mining to golfing, Plumas and Sierra County are truly the gateway to the “high country.”

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Big pot bust in Paxton

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

A routine probation check in Paxton turned into a major marijuana bust last week.

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael John Mondot, 44, of Paxton on multiple drug charges.

Mondot was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, and violating probation.

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Parade Grand Marshalls announced; parade applications available

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
7/27/2011

 

Fair parade organizer Nanci Luce announced Thursday that longtime fair volunteers Willo Vieira and Fred Surber will be this year’s parade grand marshals.

Vieira has worked at the fairgrounds in a variety of roles, paid and unpaid. Surber has long been responsible for the beautifully planted flowerbeds and the horticultural and agricultural fair entries each year.

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Sierra Institute offers education tour of Deer Creek

Feather Publishing
8/2/2011

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment will once again offer a walk down Deer Creek, Aug. 13, one of the last free-running salmon streams in California.

Streams in Northern California use to be so thick with salmon that you could walk across the water and not get your feet wet. While some may have exaggerated how many fish there really were, today there have been huge population declines and — in many cases — a complete loss of salmon in California fresh water streams. The salmon season in the oceans off California and Oregon was canceled in 2008 and 2009 due to the limited number of fish.

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