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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Community discusses nursing home's fate; 150 attend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/14/2015

One man offered a $1,000 check and a woman suggested a Kickstarter campaign — community members want to save their nursing home.

They were just a few of the 150-plus who filled the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds beyond capacity Feb. 4.

Public Health Director Mimi Hall coordinated and led the meeting designed to provide information about the closure of the Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and the potential for Plumas District Hospital to take it over, as well as give the public a chance to voice their concerns.

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Powerful storm results in emergency declaration

Feather Publishing Staff
2/13/2015

A powerful storm pounded Plumas County with strong winds and heavy rainfall last week, leaving millions of dollars of damage in its wake.

County officials declared a local state of emergency Friday, Feb. 6, even before the full extent of the damage could be assessed. Add a comment

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County Mental Health director resigns

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/13/2015

Plumas County Mental Health Director Peter Livingston offered his resignation last week. After some discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted it.

Livingston, who has been leading the department for 15 months, agreed to stay on as interim director for three months to help the county with a transition plan. Add a comment

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Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/13/2015

From what their constituents thought about the state of Jefferson to the need to hire more staff, the supervisors discussed a number of topics Feb. 3.

But the first meeting in February was shorter and less controversial than the last meeting in January when the board discussed not only the formation of a new state, but the effort to establish a tourism improvement district, and listened to a church leader suggest that a supervisor had practiced religious discrimination.
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‘Movin’ on up’ real estate momentum builds confidence in local economies

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A reported increase in high-end home sales forecasts brighter days for local economies. Photos courtesy Dickson Realty
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/12/2015


If home sales are any indication of how the economy is doing, Klondike-like days could be making a comeback in Plumas County.

Area Realtors say luxury real estate struck gold in 2014 with numerous homes selling for more than $1 million.

The Lake Almanor real estate market saw 11 luxury home sales over $1 million, and four of those sold for more than $2 million, according to Jay Sabelman, who owns Lake Almanor Brokers. Add a comment

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