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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Town of Seneca goes into escrow

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The town of Seneca is off the market, pending the successful transfer of its title to a Texas man. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
7/4/2014

It’s been over six months since the historical town of Seneca went up for sale; and as of June 30 the sale will go offline as it enters escrow.

An undisclosed party from Texas has agreed to purchase the small ghost town for more than the original asking price of $225,000.

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Fourth featured artist added to gallery lineup

Samantha P. Hawthorne

Staff Writer
7/4/2014


The Blue Goose Gallery of Artists in Chester has added a fourth featured artist to its July lineup and “Red, White and Blue” art reception slated for July 5.

Donna Johnson will join Gayle Bower, Pat Neely, Billie Colson and woodcarver Gary Spence in displaying their Independence Day-inspired artwork during Saturday’s show that continues throughout the month.

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Intrepid PCT thru-hikers travel through Plumas

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Cheshire” Abby Popenoe, left, “Guz” Sadie Sarvis, “Early Bird” Nika Meyers and “Squirrel” Carrie Johnson pause June 15 during their 2,650-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The women, from Maine and Vermont, began their trip in early April and plan to reach the Canadian border by mid-August. Photo by Laura Beaton
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/3/2014

Two thousand, six hundred and fifty miles is a heck of a long hike. But hundreds of people each summer take on the challenge of hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico all the way to Canada.

Most hikers begin in April or May from Campo, near the Mexican border, depending on how much snow is in the mountains. Very few thru-hikers start at the northern end and go south because of heavy snows in the Cascade Range.

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Taylorsville man killed after ATV collides with deer


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7/2/2014

A well-known Taylorsville man was killed after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving struck a deer and crashed Tuesday night, July 1.

John “Richard” McCutcheon, 76, died shortly after the 9:30 p.m. accident.

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Sheriff, CHP prepare for busy weekend

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
7/2/2014

They will be on the roads. You will see them patrolling the lakes. They will even take part in our local parades.

For police officers in Plumas County, the long Fourth of July weekend is easily their busiest time of the year.

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Film detailing Theatre’s campaign to premiere tonight

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A line of theater-goers extends around the corner of Main Street on June 20, recreating a photo of the 1936 re-opening of the theater. The hundreds of extras were all filmed as part of a “Help Save Our Theatre” video that will be used to help raise much-needed funds for a digital projection system. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/2/2014

“This is a dire situation; it is urgent,” said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao on the Town Hall Theatre’s need for a digital projector.

Movie studios are transitioning from film to digital, and to keep up with the technological advances, the theater needs to purchase a digital projector to remain viable. The projector costs $70,000, prompting Plumas Arts to embark on its largest fund-raising effort to date.

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