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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Close call in the canyon

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
5/23/2011
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A pickup truck involved in a single vehicle accident hangs precariously over the edge of the Feather River Canyon.  Photo by Michael Clawson


A 61-year-old Quincy woman was hospitalized with serious injuries Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in the Feather River Canyon near Rich Bar.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Kathleen Pickering was life-flighted to Enloe Hospital in Chico with injuries that included broken ribs, a broken wrist and major internal bleeding.

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Animal Shelter Closed

Feather Publishing
5/20/2011

The Plumas County Animal Shelter will be closed Saturday May 21, 2011 due to a Parvo outbreak. We hope to reopen the doors on Monday May 23rd. We appologize for any inconvenience the closure has caused.

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Feather River College production horse sale Saturday

5/19/2011

Buy a horse that has been to college at the Feather River College 13th Annual Production Horse Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the FRC Equine Facility in Quincy, California.

The live auction kicks off at 1 p.m. following the sale preview at 9 a.m.  Set to be auctioned are top Quarter Horse bloodlines and versatile riding horses trained by the top FRC Equine Studies students.  Students work daily riding their sale horses in classes, traveling to horse shows, working on cattle ranches, riding horses on trails, and working with top trainers such as Les Vogt, Nick Dowers, Jim, Luke, and Bryan Neubert. All horses are guaranteed sound.

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Quincy going crazy for quilts

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
5/18/2011

Carolyn Kenney is co-vice president of Quincy Crazy Quilters, a quilting instructor at Feather River College and an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day certified instructor. She is also the featured quilter for the guild’s biennial quilt show, Crazy About Quilts.

Crazy About Quilts runs May 21 – 22, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy.

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EQSD board votes to end consolidation process

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
5/18/2011

 

By a 3-2 vote, the East Quincy Services District (EQSD) voted Tuesday, May 10, to officially end the consolidation process with the Quincy Community Services District (QCSD).

The decision by EQSD, which will be presented to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) in resolution form, effectively ends the 16-year consolidation effort by Quincy’s two service districts.

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