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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.

Diversification: Sierra Valley Farms breaks new ground

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
6/24/2011

I come from third-generation farmers on both sides of my family, said Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms, by way of introduction.

He was raised on a flower farm near San Jose and spent summers haying with his cousins in Sierra Valley. Add a comment

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Bucks-Oro Highway and La Porte Road now open

Feather Publishing
6/24/2011

Plumas County Public Works announced today that it has completed spring opening on the Quincy-Laporte Road and the portion of Bucks Lake Road most commonly referred to as the Bucks-Oro Highway.

Both roads have some narrow areas that have little or no shoulder due to snowbanks but do have two full lanes for travel with the exception of areas that suffered storm damage.

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Lake Almanor rallies to win fireworks grant

Feather Publishing 
6/22/2011

Liberty Mutual announced today that Chester has won $10,000 for the town’s Fourth of July festivities in the company’s Bring Back the Fourth contest. In May, Liberty Mutual Insurance launched the second year of Bring Back the 4th, an online contest encouraging people across America to rally together and earn $10,000 grants to support their city's or town’s official Fourth of July celebrations.

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Comedy night kicks off theatre fundraising

Feather Publishing
6/22/2011

Plumas Arts invites Town Hall Theatre fans to come laugh it up in support of the theatre at the Cole Young & Friends benefit Saturday, June 25.

Thanks to the support and activity of many interested individuals and groups, the Town Hall Theatre will be getting some long overdue attention. “It all started with a $1,200 grant that the FRC SIFE program won from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation,” said Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts and Town Hall Theatre manager since 2003.

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Hometown Heroes banners go up in Chester

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
6/22/11

It was smiles all around when the first of the Feather River Blue Star Moms’ (FRBSM) Hometown Heroes Project banners went up June 17 in Old Town Chester.

Chapter and community members were on scene to watch linemen from Pacific Gas and Electric Company install brackets and hang the banners.

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