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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting

Feather Publishing
6/18/2014

The community is invited to discuss the recent Meadow Valley wildland fire drill and other important Firewise community information this Thursday, June 19 from 7-8:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the Meadow Valley Church to insure access for people with special needs.

Read more: Meadow Valley Firewise Community Meeting

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California Fish and Game Commission votes to add gray wolf to state endangered list

OR7Feather Publishing
6/17/2014

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to move forward with listing the gray wolf as an endangered species under California law.

The vote took place at the regularly scheduled commission meeting in Fortuna on June 4. Commissioners Richard Rogers, Jack Baylis and Michael Sutton voted for listing, while Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin voted no. Commissioner Jim Kellogg was not present.

Read more: California Fish and Game Commission votes to add gray wolf to state endangered list

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A Few Brews and a Banjo and much more!

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A Few Brews and a Banjo is an event that supports the music and drama programs at both Chester Elementary and Chester High School. Photo by Jan Davies
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
6/16/2014

What could possibly make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork Feather River, under the shade trees in the Chester Park, while tapping one’s toes to bluegrass music and sipping a tasty microbrewed beer?

“Absolutely nothing,” said Jeff Bryant, event coordinator and Plumas Arts Lake Almanor Basin representative.

He said residents and guests can gain all this and more by attending the 10th offering of “A Few Brews and a Banjo,” a music festival Saturday, June 21.

Read more: A Few Brews and a Banjo and much more!

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No injuries in field landing during Father’s Day Fly-In festivities

Feather Publishing
6/15/2014

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Update: Sunday afternoon, the same plane was being towed on Highway 70 through downtown Quincy back to the airport. This photo was taken on the corner of Lawrence St and Railway Ave. Photo by Eli Marchus

 

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Three passengers and the pilot of this Cherokee 180 escaped injuries when the pilot made an emergency landing in a field just east of the Quincy airport Sunday morning.

Read more: No injuries in field landing during Father’s Day Fly-In festivities

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Plumas Bank collects more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter

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Six-year-old John Paul Gilbert and brother Emmerson, 4, help Plumas Bank collect peanut butter for local food banks.  Photo by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/15/2014


Plumas Bank customers deposited more than money last month — they brought in jars of peanut butter.

It was part of a month-long campaign to support local food banks and pantries in the communities the bank serves.

The bank undertook a peanut butter drive in advance of the summer months so that food pantries would be stocked with a kid-friendly and nutritious item.

Read more: Plumas Bank collects more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter

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