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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

As Temperatures Rise, Californians Urged to Keep Their Cool

Feather Publishing
.July 10, 2012
As several regions of the country begin to get a break from the stifling heat and widespread power outages, many parts of California are now getting a turn under the broiler.  A potentially deadly heat wave has brought triple-digit temperatures to interior parts of Southern California and the eastern Sierra Nevada, leading officials to urge caution.  Officials with the California Emergency Management Agency say there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from prolonged heat exposure and avoid a trip to a hospital.

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Sheriff reports ‘relatively quiet’ holiday weekend

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

There were very few problems associated with celebrations and festivities during the long Fourth of July week.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said he was impressed by how smoothly everything went. He praised event organizers and said he was pleased by how well the thousands of visitors conducted themselves.

“It was relatively quiet,” Hagwood said. “There were fewer arrests than last year.”

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East Quincy gets rate hike

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Nobody protested the proposed rate hike at the East Quincy Services District (EQSD) protest hearing July 2. The board of directors approved the increase, which ups sewer rates by 3 percent.

A single-family residence currently paying $43.78 will pay an additional $1.31 per month.

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