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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.

Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan

Trish Welsh Taylor
Staff Writer
10/12/2011

Eastern Plumas Health Care’s board held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, to discuss the $348,000 loan to EPHC from the city of Portola.

With board chairwoman Gail McGrath and Janie McBride absent, EPHC board members Larry Fites, Jay Skutt and Lucy Kreth constituted a quorum.

Skutt acknowledged the city “gave a quick response” to EPHC’s petition for financial support. Kreth said, “They stepped out to help us.” Help indeed.

Read more: Eastern Plumas Health Care tweaks language of city loan

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Highway 70 update at Spanish Creek Bridge

Feather Publishing
10/12/2011 update: From PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno

"Because of the conditions of the hill stability, we are not going to repair or replace the pole which leaned after the earthslide.  Instead, PG&E is installing about five new wooden poles and about 2,000 feet of new powerlines east of the slide, where the ground is more stable."

Read more: Highway 70 update at Spanish Creek Bridge

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Burn ban rescinded for Plumas and Lassen counties

Feather Publishing 
10/10/2011

Effective Friday, Oct. 7, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit (LMU) rescinded the suspension on all burning on state responsibility area lands within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. LMU will maintain and staff an appropriate level of firefighting resources until the potential for wildfire decreases.

Read more: Burn ban rescinded for Plumas and Lassen counties

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Plumas County Museum to stay open Sundays in October

Feather Publishing
10/7/2011

The Plumas County Museum will be open Sundays in October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Plumas County Visitors Bureau fall foliage promotion.

The museum, which was also open Sundays in October last year, saw 114 visitors through its doors on those days alone. As one of only a couple of places open in Quincy on Saturdays and Sundays, the museum is a welcome stop for visitors to the county.

Read more: Plumas County Museum to stay open Sundays in October

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