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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Highways reopened, Forest closure remains in Lassen fire-affected areas

Feather Publishing
8/7/2014
SUSANVILLE, Calif. – As a further sign of progress on fires in northeastern California, Eiler Fire officials have reopened highways 89, 299, and 44 with no restrictions.
 
However, a Forest closure order has been put in place within fire-affected areas to ensure public safety. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Old Station at the junction of Highway 89 and 44, north to the forest boundary at Cassel Road. All other roads and trails within the closure are closed, including trails in the Thousand Lakes Wilderness.

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Tale of two tree experiences Program for seniors yields differing opinions

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Greenhorn resident Kris Parton objected to the amount of tree harvesting and limbing that occurred while her property was being made more fire resilient. Photo by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/7/2014
Kris Parton walks her 1.5 acres in the Greenhorn subdivision and points out tree stumps, piles of wood chips, and meager stacks of firewood.

She isn’t happy and will tell anyone who will listen.

Parton signed up for the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council for those who are 65 or older, or who are disabled.

She knew her property needed to be cleaned up, but was unprepared for the result.

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Rain aids firefighters on Lassen N.F. fires

Feather Publishing
8/6/2014
 SUSANVILLE, Calif. - Cooler weather and some rainfall has helped with firefighting efforts on the Day, Bald, and Eiler fires in northeastern California.
The Day Fire, located northeast of Fall River Mills, remains at 13,047 acres and is now 75 percent contained. Mop-up operations are underway, and incident officials anticipate full containment of the fire by Aug. 9. Just under 1,500 personnel remain assigned to the fire.

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County fair begins Aug 13th; Carnival presale coupon books on sale now

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John Steffanic
Plumas-Sierra County Fair
8/6/2014
Carnival presale coupon books are now on sale for the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. This annual tradition helps stretch fairgoers’ budgets.

Books cost $20 and have $30 worth of ride coupons in them — a 33 percent savings. All the favorite rides will be back and cost from one to six coupons per ride.

A complete coupon book can be traded in for an all-day ride bracelet Thursday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 17. The carnival operates on those two days from noon until 10 p.m.

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Meet the new doctors

Feather Publishing
8/6/2014
A meet-and-greet to introduce family practice physicians Joey Schad and Daniel Cooper, as well as surgeon Mark Williams, to area residents, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Main Street Artists Gallery. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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Residents can take action to eliminate invasive species

Feather Publishing
8/5/2014
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated the week of Aug. 2 – 10 as California Invasive Species Action Week.
To assist in the fight against invasive species, the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Feather River Resource Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Feather River Land Trust will offer a walking workshop Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Learning Landscapes Leonhardt property (meet at the tennis courts by the Quincy High School).

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