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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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FRC student lounge gets new look

The student lounge at Feather River College has a new look, thanks to the efforts of the newly energized Associated Students of FRC. From left: Brianna Ely, president Franklin Mullen, Rebecca Laakso, vice president and director of activities Jedidiah Richard and secret+ary Lauren Guthrie. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer


“There’s nothing to do in Quincy,” is an oft-heard complaint by teens and adults alike. An energetic group of students at Feather River College is trying to change that.

“I want more fun activities on campus,” said the new president of the revived associated student group, Franklin Mullen. “I want to see more student spirit out of a small community college — we don’t have enough activities going on.”

Thanks to Mullen and a handful of fellow students, there is now a spruced-up student lounge with a large flat-screen TV, an array of couches, a pool table and foosball and air hockey games.

Read more: FRC student lounge gets new look


Special district boards attend mandated ethics training


Approximately 75 citizens sitting on various boards around Plumas County gathered Saturday, March 8, for California state mandated ethics training at the Plumas County Library conference room. Attorneys Andy Morris and Josh Nelson taught the three-hour course, sponsored by the Plumas County Special Districts Association. Photo by Mike Taborski

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

To assist special district board members with meeting the California state biannual mandate for ethics training, the Plumas County Special Districts Association hosted a workshop Saturday, March 9, in the Quincy library conference room.

In attendance were a large number of board members, chief executive officers and general managers from recreation, water, fire and hospital districts across Plumas County.

Read more: Special district boards attend mandated ethics training


Rainbow over American Valley

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This rainbow graces American Valley just outside of Quincy during a break in the much needed rain showers on Tuesday afternoon.
Photo By Susan Brown.

Board insists lucrative contracts be put out to bid

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Plumas County supervisors want contracts pertaining to a water plan, which total more than half a million dollars, to be put out to bid.

The board directed Planning Director Randy Wilson to develop RFQs and RFPs (requests for qualifications and proposals) for assistance in developing the state-required Integrated Watershed Management Plan Update for the upper Feather River watershed.

Read more: Board insists lucrative contracts be put out to bid


Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts

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The Plumas Audubon Society and Feather River Land Trust will host a public forum addressing forest and fire restoration in Genesee Valley at the Taylorsville Grange on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. People interested in forest and fire management on public and private lands are encouraged to attend.

Read more: Panel to speak on Genesee Valley forest restoration efforts


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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...


New class plans paddle fest

New class plans paddle fest

Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....


Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted Michael Condon Staff Writer 4/18/2014Read More...

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