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School district board member resigns

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/26/2014

Bob Tuerck resigned his position on the Plumas Unified School District and County Office of Education board of directors during the Aug. 14 meeting held at Pioneer School. Tuerck read his letter of resignation with much emotion, citing the offer of a job for the California School Board Association as his reason.

Tuerck said he is honored to have served on the school board and to have represented the community. He thanked his fellow board members and district staff.

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Pack donkeys add historical element to guided walk through Snake Lake area

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 Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his donkey Bonita.
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
8/26/2014

An eager group of hikers took a walk back in time during a guided hike highlighting ecological, historical and cultural aspects of the Snake Lake area.

Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson and his son Sam led their two pack animals and 16 interested hikers on an 8-mile walk from the former townsite of New Boston to Snake Lake, Smith Lake and back to New Boston on Friday, Aug. 8.

As Lawson’s two donkeys were packed up with food, water, backpacks and a first aid kit, Lawson told the story of Bonita, the wild donkey he acquired from Navajo country.

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Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against QHS grad Reed

Feather Publishing
8/25/2014

A Michigan judge last week dismissed rape charges against former Quincy High School sports standout Evan Reed.

According to reports from several Detroit-area media outlets, the judge ruled the accuser wasn’t credible and it wasn’t proven that she was incapacitated.

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New employees top county officials’ wish list

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/25/2014

After years of cuts in personnel, department heads want to see some positions restored.

Of the six county department heads who met with the Plumas County supervisors Aug. 12, three asked for more employees.

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Railroad Days a landmark success

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Benny, Penny and Dude provide music for railroaders at the Portola City Park during the 32nd annual Railroad Days. Photo by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
8/24/2014


The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days featured gunfighters galore, driving rock music and trains whizzing down the tree-columned Canyon.

But for organizer Patricia Ryan, the jam-packed weekend of Aug. 8 – 10 brought more than dunk tanks and benefits for the city of Portola.

It also delivered a revival of community spirit.

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