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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

-Headline News

Kepple named interim leader of PDH

Feather Publishing
4/4/2014

 

Dr. Jeffrey Kepple was named interim CEO of Plumas District Hospital on Thursday, April 3.

The announcement was made during hospital’s board of directors meeting.

Read more: Kepple named interim leader of PDH

 

Hospital chief Lafferty leaving

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/4/2014
 

Plumas District Hospital is going to have new leadership, and how that will be structured will be announced tomorrow.

Hospital board president Bill Wickman made this announcement last Thursday, March 27: “Today the PDH Board of Directors has reached an agreement in principle with CEO Doug Lafferty for early departure as CEO.”

Read more: Hospital chief Lafferty leaving

 

District attorney, sheriff say criminal justice system is being neglected

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/4/2014
 

The Plumas County Mental Health Department has between $4.9 million and $14 million in reserve funds, depending on interpretation of the law.

So when Mental Health Director Peter Livingston last week asked the county’s Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) executive committee for more than $62,000 to pay for an additional therapist to work with the jail, it didn’t sit well with some committee members.

Read more: District attorney, sheriff say criminal justice system is being neglected

 

Plumas Arts offers a sure cure for cabin fever

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/3/2014
 

Lake Almanor Basin residents can tell you it has literally been decades since the sounds of rock ’n’ roll music have vibrated out from the Chester Memorial Hall.

The music drought came to an end Saturday, March 22, when Plumas Arts offered the community an event dubbed the Cabin Fever Dance Party.

Read more: Plumas Arts offers a sure cure for cabin fever

 

Portola graduate receives Purple Heart from president

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Chief hospital corpsman and Portola native Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, visits with President Barack Obama after receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in action while he was serving in Afghanistan. From left to right: Whitney, his wife Shelly, President Obama and Whitney’s mother April. Photo submitted
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
4/2/2014
 

Portola High School graduate and Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, received the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in action while in Afghanistan.

On Mach 17, President Barack Obama personally presented Whitney with the recognition at Walter Reed National Military Hospital Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Whitney is one of Portola’s own. He attended Portola High School. He played basketball and he worked a Leonard’s. When he graduated in 1996, he began his 18-year career in the Navy just a few days later.

Read more: Portola graduate receives Purple Heart from president

 

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