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

  • Lucky dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fur. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Three community services district directors resign

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

The board of directors looked a little lean walking in to the Dec. 10 meeting of the Indian Valley Community Services District. With only three directors present, the resignation letters of Mike Yost and Blake Shelters were read early in the meeting.

Jane Braxton Little later resigned from her seat on the board, reading her own letter during the directors’ report section.
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Fire district explains Feather River Inn annexation situation

Feather Publishing
Editor’s note: Following is a letter submitted to Feather Publishing by the Graeagle Fire Protection District board of directors in response to the newspaper’s Nov. 26 story regarding the district’s annexation process with the Feather River Inn development.

A recent article in the Portola Reporter was critical of the Graeagle Fire Protection District (GFPD) Board of Directors regarding the process for annexing the Feather River Inn (FRI) into the GFPD. The article did not provide important details of the annexation process and presented an inaccurate and incomplete history of the FRI annexation process. The GFPD board was not given the opportunity to provide this information for the article; therefore, we are writing this letter to inform the GFPD residents of the facts surrounding the FRI annexation. Add a comment

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Storm leaves fallen trees, power outages in its wake

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of downed power lines on South Mill Creek Road in Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo by Kevin Mallory
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

One of the strongest winter storms to hit the region in several years brought much-needed rain and snow last week. But it also caused some problems.

The combination of wind, rain and heavy wet snow toppled trees and downed power lines, leaving many residents without power Thursday night and Friday.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported nearly 2,000 customers lost power because of the weather. Power was restored to most homes and businesses by late Friday night. However, some homes in the greater Quincy and Indian Valley areas didn’t get power until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees. Add a comment

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New screen for theatre goes missing

James Wilson
Staff Writer

“How in the world you could ‘lose’ something that is 28 feet long and weighs 600 pounds defies reason,” said a frustrated Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, last Tuesday morning.

Valladao was expecting the delivery of the new screen for the Town Hall Theatre later that day, but received word that morning that the screen apparently went missing during transit from Indiana, where it was manufactured. Add a comment

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State superintendent visits Plumas schools

The students and teachers at Quincy Elementary School gather to celebrate receiving the California Distinguished Schools Award during a visit from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Dec. 3. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer

It was a jam-packed morning Dec. 3 for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who toured the facilities of Quincy Elementary School and the Greenville campus, which holds Greenville Junior-Senior High School, Indian Valley Elementary and the Indian Valley Academy.

“I’ve got some homework to do,” Torlakson said after completing the tours.

Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis, along with other PCOE staff, showed Torlakson the successes the teachers in the county have been able to accomplish along with areas in which the county could use help.
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