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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Luck dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fir. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Community efforts to keep nursing home open continue Public meeting scheduled Wednesday

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/4/2015

The parent company of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received state approval to close the facility, but local officials are researching options to keep it open.

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Public Health Director Mimi Hall organized the event, which will be attended by Hall, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Kepple, County Supervisor Lori Simpson, members of the medical community, county leaders and a representative from Assemblyman Brian Dahle’s office. Add a comment

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Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou named California training officer of the year

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/4/2015


“Have you learned from the best?”

Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay read that six-word question regarding nominations for Training Officer of the Year and immediately thought of his department’s chief, Robbie Cassou.

Gay went directly to work, filling out the forms and providing background information on Cassou and his training efforts.
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Plumas County Mental Health director resigns

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/3/2015

Peter Livingston resigned as director of the Plumas County Mental Health Department on Tuesday afternoon.

Livingston submitted his resignation during a closed session following the regular Board of Supervisors meeting. He was scheduled to have his annual performance evaluation during the session. Add a comment

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Tours highlight spring wildflowers

Feather Publishing
2/3/2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to offer naturalist-led wildflower tours this spring at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville.

Wildflower season usually begins slowly in late February and peaks in April.
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Supervisors want residents to voice preference on state of Jefferson

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/3/2015


Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it — partly because the supervisors had not seen the declaration yet and partly because they want input from their constituents.

The title of the declaration reads: “Declaration and Petition to the California State Legislature for the Withdrawal of Plumas County from the State of California and to Form the State of Jefferson.”
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