quincy veterinarian returns
After taking a break and rehabbing from a successful hip replacement, longtime Quincy resident and veterinarian Dr. Jeff Hurst is once again taking appointments. He will be in the office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - noon, at his small animal hospital, Feather River Veterinary Clinic on Highway 70 in East Quincy. Dr. Hurst has been taking care of pets locally for 35 years, making him the longest practicing vet in Plumas County.
holiday kudos to quincy eye doc
As Dr. Jonathan Friden was doing his Christmas shopping around Quincy one afternoon and noticing how many others were shopping locally, an idea came to him. He went to his bank and withdrew some money — 14 $50 bills to be exact — and went back to his office, Friden Optometry. Gathering his seven employees together, he announced that they were getting paid time off Christmas Eve day and two $50 bills each. His only request was for them to spend that money locally. His staff told us they did — and then some — and had a ball doing it!
recognizing our staff
Throughout the year with the help of my ad staff we use this space to tell readers what we think is newsworthy in the business community. These tidbits include things like new product lines, new hires, employee milestones and business anniversaries. We’re all about promoting our businesses while keeping you enlightened.
Because this is typically a slow news week, indulge me as I once again to do a little bragging about the great staff my wife, Keri, and I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for the better part of our lives — the unconditionally dedicated, hardworking and highly skilled individuals who bring you these award-winning newspapers each and every week.
Companywide, our 82 employees have amassed an impressive 798 years of combined local newspapering experience. Imagine the kind of reminiscing we can share with one another around the water cooler and at company gatherings.
daily newspaper deliveries…
Subscribers to the San Francisco Chronicle in the greater Quincy, Graeagle and Portola areas have a new delivery person. He’s Steve Carr, a longtime resident of Indian Valley. Steve isn’t new to the business: He started delivering the Chron in Indian Valley after the Sac Bee —which he delivered there for some 25 years — dropped the area a few years back. He said he is happy to pick up this new territory and looks forward to adding to the Chronicle’s existing local subscriber base. By the way, some of you might remember Steve when he operated Plumas County’s one and only ice cream vending truck in 1996-97. Currently, he also owns and operates Charity Vending, a candy vending business benefiting four important national charities. Back to the paper delivery: If you have questions, or problems getting the Chronicle or want to subscribe call Steve at 284-6761.
For further clarification: Randy Scurry offers home delivery of the Sacramento Bee and Reno Gazette in the Quincy-Portola areas. For questions and subscriptions to those two newspapers email Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 927-7030.
Readers in the greater Chester, Lake Almanor and Westwood areas get their SF Chronicle delivered by Mike and Sandra Hardigan. They can be reached at 284-7908.
santa is bearing free gifts
Before he begins making his rounds delivering presents, Santa will be at the Beckwourth Tavern restaurant Friday, Dec. 24, with free gifts for children up to age 12 from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera, ‘cause we’re told Santa is up to the photo op!
The restaurant’s new owners, Christina and Travis Pruett, suggest you make reservations for their gala New Year’s Eve party, which features a full course dinner and karaoke. Dinners are served Thursday through Monday, from 5 - 9 p.m., and the bar opens at 4 p.m.
chance to win free bowling
During the holiday break why not take the family bowling? In Quincy at La Sierra Lanes, they’ve made it just a little more interesting. For every strike made when the head pin is colored, now through Jan. 2, you win a free game. Certainly sounds like a fun and potentially rewarding challenge to me!
new hair stylist
Meagan Brennan is now at Shear Pleasure in Quincy offering hair styling, cuts, perms, coloring and more.
here’s to more great years…
Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals is celebrating its seven years providing party supplies throughout Plumas County. To make it more convenient, owner Klytia Dutton said customers can reserve dates, view inventory, place an order through her website.
Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 15th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. Located above Clio on C Road, it is open year-round. With the paving completed from Clio, access is quite easy.
small business consulting
The Northeastern Small Business Development Center – Greater Sierra, hosted by Los Rios Community College District, now offers no-cost consulting services to business owners and soon-to-be businesss owners in Plumas County. The SBDC provides comprehensive business guidance on best practices for small businesses, business plan development, start-up basics, the loan process, procurement and contracting opportunities, regulatory compliance and money management.
Their consultants will be available to meet with you one-on-one (by appointment only, they cannot accomadate walk-in’s). Call (877) 853-9093 to make an appointment with an SBDC consultant at the Plumas Work Connection in Quincy.
The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO IN PLUMAS COUNTY is now available on DVD. We’ve completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: The Feather River Canyon flooding, Maple Leaf Tavern, Two Rivers Hwy. 70 washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock Hwy 70 washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.
businesses report brisk sales
For a host of reasons and nothing specific to point at, businesses throughout Plumas County are reporting that sales have been good and in some cases very good this holiday season. For example, Charlotte Smith, owner of Ayoobs in Quincy, told us Black Friday and Small Business Saturday were her best retail sales days in four years!
So, THANK YOU Plumas County residents — and guests — for doing your part to help bolster our local economy.
Remember our challenge: If each of our newspaper readers each spent $100 this holiday season locally it would pump more than $1.8 million into our local coffers. There are only 10 more shopping days before Christmas, this newspaper is packed full of ads offering great ideas and super deals!
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