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   These are the stories you will find in 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.

Plumas County celebrates Earth Week

Feather Publishing
4/18/2012

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors recently issued a proclamation supporting Earth Week activities in Plumas County. Understanding that the original Earth Day was developed to give visibility to the state of the environment, the supervisors encourage all citizens to join with their communities in celebrating this week. The following is a list of the Earth Week activities planned for the Quincy community.O

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Local CHP traffic stops down 20 percent in 2011

Feather Publishing
4/18/2012

California Highway Patrol officers made fewer traffic stops in Plumas County last year — almost 20 percent fewer than its three-year average.

According to 2011 statistics provided by the Quincy Area CHP, the number of accidents also fell by 8.5 percent compared to 2010.

Read more: Local CHP traffic stops down 20 percent in 2011

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Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

A long-forgotten remnant of Quincy’s past could cost more than $30,000 to dig up and remove.

Crews conducting investigative core drilling at the Dame Shirley Plaza discovered a large underground tank last month.

The tank was likely used to store fuel oil for the old Quincy Hotel, which burned to the ground in 1966.

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Oels takes oath at council meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

The April 11 Portola City Council meeting began with one vacant seat — the one reserved for Councilman Dan Wilson.

His absence didn’t go unnoticed as fellow Councilman Bill Weaver questioned his whereabouts, noting that it was Wilson’s job to be there. But Wilson wouldn’t have stayed in his seat for long.

Following the public comment portion of the meeting, the consent calendar and election results certification, Phil Oels took the oath of office. Wilson’s nameplate was removed and Oels took his seat on the dais.

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