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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.

Dredge miners hear giant sucking sound

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/8/2011

The controversial practice of suction dredge mining may be banned permanently in California thanks to recently passed budget language. Committees in both houses of the California Legislature passed the language last month. The language awaits final approval as part of the state’s overall budget package.

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Fatal accident on Highway 70

Feather Publishing
Courtesy of  Robin Epley
Staff Writer
Chico Enterprise-Record

 

Three Oroville residents were killed in an accident Saturday afternoon, June 4, near the county line between Butte and Plumas.

The driver, approximately 35 years old, was headed westbound on Highway 70 with two juvenile passengers in the car, according to a press release from the Chico office of the California Highway Patrol.

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IV Hospital for sale: directors meet to declare it surplus

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Record Editor
6/3/2011

Indian Valley Hospital may go up for sale soon after health care district directors meet Monday, June 6, to discuss and take action on the formal declaration of surplus.

A special note on the agenda explains that the surplus declaration does not include the clinic building and property.

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Feather River College offers community education classes and workshops

Feather Publishing
6/3/2011

 

Want to have a summer to remember?  Consider the opportunity to learn about the stars, explore culture through films, create a nature journal, learn basic computer skills or participate in African dance, by checking out the community education classes offered this summer by Feather River College.

Beginning June 11 and running through August, students of all ages are welcome to take part in the low-cost, not-for-credit program. There are 17 fun and informative classes, some taking place throughout the county.

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Plumas County Picnic takes place Saturday June 4; Fair update

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
6/1/2011

In his report to the Plumas Sierra County Fair board May 25, manager John Steffanic laid out plans for the 2011 county fair.

The fair, Aug. 10 – 14, will focus heavily on children’s entertainment. In addition to the recently approved puppet show entitled “Puff the Magic Dragon,” there will be a small circus, jugglers and the hay maze will return.

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