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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Alternatives sought for green waste disposal

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
12/8/2013

 

For 25 years area residents have been hauling their yard waste to Sierra Pacific Industries, sometimes filling an area the size of a football field with pine needles, leaves and yard clippings.

But that practice ended Nov. 24 — at least temporarily — while SPI builds its new sawmill.

Read more: Alternatives sought for green waste disposal

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Canoeing under the moon

Feather Publishing
12/7/2013

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A group of Indian Valley teens relaxes under a full moon reflected off Antelope Lake on Nov. 16 after spending the evening canoeing. The trip was led by Kyle Rodgers and Amy Hafsrud, employees of the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, and community members Judy Dolphin and Janiska and Scott Nordstrum.

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Town of Seneca goes viral after listed on Craigslist for sale

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
12/6/2013
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The town of Seneca, located only 5 miles from Lake Almanor, is for sale for $225,000. Photos by Samantha P. Hawthorne

Surrounded by fire-worn trees and beautiful mountains lies the deserted town of Seneca — a historic miner’s retreat that has recently gone up for sale.

The town, which was surrounded by flames from the Chips Fire a little over a year ago, is an unincorporated community in Plumas County that was founded in 1851 after gold was discovered in the area. With dreams of riches, people flocked to the area and the town quickly grew to more than 1,000 residents. According to an engraved bronze plaque located inside the town, 500 of the residents were Chinese miners who earned 10 cents a day in rice to work in one of the mines.

Read more: Town of Seneca goes viral after listed on Craigslist for sale

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Election art sought

Feather Publishing
12/6/2013
 

Plumas County election officials are seeking talented young patriotic artists. They’re looking for a drawing for the cover of the June 2014 primary and November 2014 general election voter information guide booklets.

Requirements:

—Artist must be between 6 and 18 years of age.

—Artist must be a resident of Plumas County.

Read more: Election art sought

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Forest Service manages forests with fire

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Flames from a tree trunk in the Mabie Burn Defensible Fuel Profile Zone near Mohawk add to the billows of smoke that fill the air in early November. Photos by Carolyn Shipp

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
12/6/2013


The crew at Beckwourth Ranger District has been busy with fire in Eastern Plumas County. Many residents of the area might have spotted the billows of smoke coming out of Gold Mountain on A15, and some might have noticed it seep its way into Quincy.

The district has been cleaning up the forest with the natural vacuum that is prescribed burns. The most recent of these burns has been the Mabie Underburn project, which started Nov. 4. Though the smoke from the burn can be a nuisance, the result of the burning operation is meant to be beneficial for all.

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