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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Work on Spanish Creek Bridge continues

Feather Publishing
1/24/2010
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The concrete arch bridge over Spanish Creek carrying state highways 70/89 about 8 miles from Quincy is being built by famed CC Meyers Construction, who rebuilt the freeways in LA in record time after the last quake and who is involved in the relocation of traffic on Yerba Buena with the laterally sliding freeway section for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and a number of other emergency-driven repair projects.

 

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Tempest brewing over school district employees truck

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
11/24/2010

Many residents of and visitors to Quincy have seen it. It’s hard to miss when it’s parked on the street. “It” is an old Ford pickup with numerous racist images and slogans. Sometimes it flies a Confederate flag. The slogans range from the merely crude — “Liberals suck and blow at the same time” — to the disturbing.

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First officer sworn in at new courthouse

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
11/24/2010

 

Amanda Barnes-Turner was sworn in Nov. 12, as the newest member of Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit at the new Plumas-Sierra Courthouse in Portola. It is the first swearing-in at the new building since it opened a year ago.

In a short ceremony with Sheriff Greg Hagwood presiding, Election Coordinator and Deputy Clerk-Recorder Marcy DeMartile swore the new reserve officer in.

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New National Geographic series filmed locally

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/24/2010

From the producers of “Deadliest Catch,” “Axe Men” and  “Ice Road Truckers” comes another action-packed series, “Wild Justice.”

The premier episode, “Thrill Killers,” airs on the National Geographic Channel Sunday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m., followed by a second episode, “Marijuana Mountains,” at 10 p.m.

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