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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Recall moving forward: Residents upset with the Indian Valley Community Services District’s board gathered enough signatures to force a recall election for three of the directors.
  • Sticker shock: Developers of the stalled Feather River Inn project say they are stunned by the Graeagle Fire Protection District’s demand for an up-front $250,000 annexation fee.
  • Scam revealed: A Quincy man was almost certain an offer to earn cash as a secret shopper was a scam... But he decided to play along.

Woman turns stones into custom jewelry

Judy Dailey polishes the copper and silver that she uses to wrap unique stones that will soon be transformed into a necklace. Photos by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Judy Dailey spends weekend mornings in her laundry room, but she’s not washing clothes.

Instead the Meadow Valley woman is unfurling lengths of copper wire, wrapping unique stones, and creating an array of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, while the Beatles play in the background.

One wall of the room boasts a washer and dryer, but the rest of the space is devoted to racks of tools, drawers of beads and stones, and spools of wire.

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Happily ever after: High school sweethearts reconnect after 49 years

Daryl Turner and Vera McCurry get cozy on the front porch of their new house in Quincy last week.  Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

It was a love story 49 years in the making. Daryl Turner and Vera McCurry were seemingly the perfect couple at Quincy High School back in 1965, but their young relationship came to end when Vera moved away.

The two went on to lead separate lives — marrying and having children. It wasn’t until this summer that the two saw each other once again, and decided to give it another shot. Two weeks ago, the couple moved back to Quincy, the place they originally fell in love, proving there is such a thing as “happily ever after.”

In 1965 Daryl and Vera were sophomores at Quincy High School. Vera was relatively new to the school, having moved between Portola and Oroville before Quincy. The two found out they shared the same birthday and formed an instant connection. From there, they fell in love.

“When we met in Quincy, we were like kindred spirits,” Vera elaborated. “We had a connection that was always there.”

Midway through the school year, Daryl and Vera’s love affair was cut short. Vera’s stepfather got a job in Chico, and uprooted the family once again.

“I was devastated when my mother made us move,” Vera said. “And I’m pretty sure Daryl was heartbroken.”

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Three plead guilty to illegal woodcutting on Lassen National Forest

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Two recent cases involving the illegal cutting of green trees on the Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest have resulted in three guilty pleas.

Mike and Bryan Trumbull, of Susanville, pleaded guilty to illegally cutting in excess of 200 green Western juniper and ponderosa pine trees, some of which exceeded 42 inches in diameter. Their illegal activity also damaged natural resources, including a rare plant species known as Penstemon sudans (Susanville beardtongue).

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Tiny canyon settlement of Pulga sells for $499,000


The Pulga bridge in the Feather River Canyon offers passage between Plumas and Butte counties. The town of Pulga itself, located 1 mile off the highway, was put up for sale and purchased a little over a week ago. Photos by James Wilson

James Wilson
Staff Writer

Nestled down an offset of the North Fork Feather River, the tiny town of Pulga sits waiting for its new caretakers. The town was recently put up for sale, and attracted national attention.

Pulga’s current owner, Lorraine Paloma, put the 63-acre town up for sale with a price tag of $499,000 earlier this year, but had no success attracting a buyer. On Oct. 25, the Chico Enterprise-Record published a story about Pulga’s listing, which immediately went viral.

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