Cowboy poet visits Plumas in support of museum
As a benefit for the Plumas County Museum, nationally known Cowboy Poet of the Year Larry Maurice will appear Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, 11 miles east of Quincy.
Maurice has spent the last 20 years as a cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada. You’re likely to find him leading a string of mules into the back country, on a horse drive in the Owens Valley of California, or working with longhorn cattle in Virginia City, Nev.
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Two Quincy men arrested on counterfeiting charges
Two men suspected of printing and circulating counterfeit money in the Quincy area were arrested Thursday.
Quincy residents Christopher Adam Hale, 30, and Guy Lane Martin, 35, were arrested at separate locations, according to the Plumas County Sheriff.
Both men were taken to the Plumas County jail on charges of being in possession and passing counterfeit money, and possession of the equipment used to manufacture counterfeit bills.
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Voters defeat local tax measures
Plumas County voters defeated two local tax measures, while Portola residents selected a new city councilman yesterday.
Kathy Williams, the county’s chief elections official, said that voting and tabulating went smoothly Nov. 6.
“We were the first in the state to report,” she said. Her staff will spend today counting the provisional ballots and the vote-by-mail ballots that were dropped off at polling locations. Final results are expected by the end of the day.
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School board selects a new trustee
Leslie Edlund, foreground, interviews with the Plumas Unified School District governing board to become its newest trustee during a special meeting Nov. 1. Edlund will replace Betty Moura whose term ends this month. PUSD Superintendent Micheline Miglis, left, and her assistant Patty McCutcheon listen as a school board member poses a question. Photo by Debra Moore
Plumas Unified School District’s newest trustee is the mother of two school-age children, a leading force in Quincy’s 7-11 committee, a five-year president of the elementary school’s parent cooperative, a classroom volunteer and fundraiser. She also works part-time for the Forest Service.
“Being on the governing board takes a substantial amount of time … how will this time commitment impact your life?”
That was the 13th and final question asked of Quincy resident Leslie Edlund during a special school board meeting Nov. 1. Edlund was the sole applicant to succeed Betty Moura, whose term on the school board ends this month.
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Time to put down the gun; Local investigator retires after 40 years
On her first day of retirement, Linda Patton enjoyed breakfast in bed and watched the “Today” show — both real treats for this Quincy woman who has spent the past 40 years waking up and going to work for Plumas County, the last 20 as its welfare fraud investigator.
“I loved my job, but I was just ready,” Patton said of her decision to retire.
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