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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.

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Florida man inspires Plumas County residents to ‘Love Life’ during his walk thro

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Steve Fugate from Florida makes his way through Plumas County as he journeys through the United States spreading his message: “Love Life.” Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
4/1/2014
 

In an attempt to spread his philosophy of “Love Life” throughout the United States, Florida resident Steve Fugate passed through Canyon Dam and surrounding areas March 20 on his way through the lower 48 states.

In the last year Fugate has traveled through 21 states and has another 27 to go before he meets his goal. This trip will be his eighth time across the United States over the last 13 years. Motivated by the sudden death of his two children, 67-year-old Fugate marches through the United States in hopes of inspiring those he meets through his devastating story.

In 1999, Fugate was halfway through hiking the Appalachian Trail when he learned that his 26-year-old son committed suicide. His trip was put on hold for nine months while he mourned the death of his son. Rather than wallow in the despair of his loss, Fugate decided to finish his hike.

Read more: Florida man inspires Plumas County residents to ‘Love Life’ during his walk thro

 

DA gets positive feedback about monthly case update

Feather Publishing
3/31/2014
 

This month has continued to demonstrate challenges to our public safety partners both in the quality and quantity of crime we are addressing in Plumas County. The increase in crime, fortunately, continues to be met with an outstanding response by local law enforcement.

I would like to express my gratitude to those supporting our monthly update.

Read more: DA gets positive feedback about monthly case update

 

Long waiting list for mental health services

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/30/2014
 

The waiting list stands at 70 people, and both the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and the Mental Health Department want to do something about it.

Mental Health Director Peter Livingston appeared before the supervisors March 18 to ask for some immediate help and to lay out a long-term staffing plan.

Read more: Long waiting list for mental health services

 

Meet the candidates for District 5

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
3/29/2014
 

There are three candidates vying for the opportunity to represent District 5 as a county supervisor. District 5 includes Graeagle, most of the Mohawk Valley and a portion of East Quincy.

The candidates completed the following questionnaire and their answers appear in their own words.

Read more: Meet the candidates for District 5

 

California highway pavement healthiest in 10 years

Feather Publishing
3/29/2014
 

Caltrans has announced that the condition of the pavement on California’s highways is at its healthiest level in more than a decade, according to the recently released 2013 State of the Pavement Report.

“It’s important to maintain and preserve the existing transportation system first and foremost before making other improvements,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This improvement in our pavement proves that we are committed to doing just that.”

Read more: California highway pavement healthiest in 10 years

 

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