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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Smoke tests sewers and fire department

Feather Publishing
8/9/2011 Update

The Indian Valley Community Services District Ordinance Committee will meet today, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m. They will discuss, at length, the sewer leaks found in the system during the ongoing smoke testing and what can be done about them. The meeting will be in their new office located across from their old office on Highway 89, between Greenville Cottage Antiques and Plumas Bank. The committee will probably make a report to the board during their regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m., in the Indian Valley Community Center, also located on Highway 89, on the other side of the antique shop.

8/4/2011
Residents got a little excited in the Wolf Creek neighborhood of Greenville today, when Indian Valley Community Services District personnel began smoke testing the sewer lines.

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Man charged with murder pleads ‘not guilty’ in Antelope Lake shooting

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/5/2011

The man accused of killing Susanville resident Rory McGuire during a July 2 car chase pleaded “not guilty” to the murder charge and seven other felony counts last week.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, waived his right to a speedy trial during his continued arraignment Thursday, Aug. 4.

After entering his plea in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy, Wallin-Reed was returned to the Plumas County Jail. He is being held on $1 million bail.

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County budget comes into focus

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
8/3/2011

It still isn’t a pretty picture, but at least it is a clear one.

Plumas County’s Board of Supervisors must find about $1.5 million in savings in the county’s fiscal 2011-12 budget before it is adopted on Sept. 6.

The $1.5 million figure became clear after the books were finally closed for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

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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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