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

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Baby is born at EPHC

Carolyn Carter
Loyalton resident and mother Rilla Valiente holds her newborn daughter, Jasmine, after giving birth at Eastern Plumas Health Care. Nurse Larissa Beddoc worked diligently to prepare the hospital for the unusual, but exciting, medical emergency. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Health Care

  On the snowy night of Oct. 22 at 9:23 p.m., for the first time in a long time, the halls of Eastern Plumas Health Care echoed with the cries of a newborn baby.

  Jasmine Lorraine Datema, born to parents Rilla Valiente and Michael Datema, will be a special name to the nurses and doctors at the hospital.

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Supervisors respond to grand jury report

  “The Board as a whole seems oblivious to what is really going on in the departments under its supervision,” the grand jury wrote in its annual report.

  “Since this is a statement of opinion, rather than fact, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors disagrees with this ‘finding,’” the board wrote in its official response, released Oct. 16.

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Beautiful fall foliage in Plumas County

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Leaves on deciduous trees change color in the fall due to chemical changes that occur because of shorter, colder days. 

The process of photosynthesis takes place in leaf cells that contain the green pigment chlorophyll. 

Leaves also contain yellow and orange pigments such as carotene. Most of the year those colors are hidden by the preponderance of chlorophyll. But come fall, leaves stop producing food and conserve energy for the long cold winter. The chlorophyll breaks down, and the yellowish colors become visible. 

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Two federal prison escapees sought

Feather Publishing
Update 11/2/2012 

As of Thursday, Nov. 1 the two inmates remain at large.


The public is asked to be on the look out for two federal inmates missing Thursday evening (Oct. 24) from the minimum security Satellite Prison Camp at the Federal Correctional Institution Herlong. 

XB Borjas XA Martinez

Inmate Marco Polo Aguilar-Martinez is a Hispanic male.  Aguilar-Martinez is a resident of Mexicali, Mexico, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

Inmate Milton Antonio Borjas is a Hispanic male.  Milton is a resident of Milwaukee, Ore., is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

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Chips fire meeting and tour cancelled

Feather Publishing
Updated 10/25/2012

The Chips Fire meeting and tour scheduled for Saturday, October 27, on the Almanor Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest has been cancelled.

Representatives on the district report the cancellation is necessary due to weather and current conditions in the field. The district plans to reschedule the event, and the public will be informed of the new date.

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