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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.

Supervisors object to Forest Service off-highway vehicle plan

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/17/2010

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors authorized Chairwoman Sherrie Thrall to sign a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture arguing for maintaining previous levels of off-highway vehicle use in local national forests at a meeting Tuesday, March 9.

County Public Works Director Bob Perreault brought the letter before the board, explaining Butte, Lassen, Shasta and Plumas counties were trying to all pass the same letter as a show of solidarity.

Read more: Supervisors object to Forest Service off-highway vehicle plan

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Lights will go dark in Indian Valley

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/17/2010


Several Taylorsville and Greenville streetlights will become dark by order of Indian Valley Community Services District directors.

Director Mike Yost and Fire Chief Jim Hamblin identified 17 nonessential lights with help from PG&E representatives.

In addition, there were two lights outside district boundaries, one in Canyon Dam and one in Mount Hough Estates.

Read more: Lights will go dark in Indian Valley

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College trustees split on faculty layoffs

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/10/2010


In a dramatic 2-2 vote, Feather River College trustees failed to pass a resolution that would have sent layoff notices to six full-time faculty members. The fifth trustee was absent from the Thursday, March 4, meeting.

The board was scheduled to revisit the issue at a special meeting Tuesday, March 9.

Read more: College trustees split on faculty layoffs

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Formerly fat doctor to dish weight-loss secrets in Quincy appearance

Tiffiney Lozano
Staff Writer
3/10/2010


Family physician Dr. Nick Yphantides will present a free lecture at the Quincy Town Hall Theatre next Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

Author of the popular book “My Big Fat Greek Diet,” Dr. Nick jokes that despite his accomplished career, he was “board certified” in medical hypocrisy, as 10 years ago he weighed in at close to 500 pounds.

Read more: Formerly fat doctor to dish weight-loss secrets in Quincy appearance

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