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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Storms cause widespread power outages

Feather Publishing
1/21/2010
2:00 p.m.

Power outages are reported throughout Plumas and Lassen Counties.  Power has been restored in Susanville but is reported to be out in Quincy,  Chester, Indian Valley, and the east and west shores of Lake Almanor.

3:20 update: The power has been restored in Quincy.

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Will Dyer resort ‘save’ Westwood? Business owners react to news of new owners

Susan Cort Johnson
Westwood Editor
1/20/2010


    The announcement that Dyer Management signed an agreement with Lassen County in December 2009, assuming all rights and responsibilities for the construction of the four-season resort southwest of Westwood, brought a variety of reactions from local business owners.

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Schools open Thursday, except Chester and Indian Valley area

Feather Publishing
January 21, 2010 
6:20 a.m.

All schools in the Chester and Indian Valley areas will be closed this morning, however all other schools in Plumas County are open and on time. This can change at any moment due to power outages and everyone is advised to check back to this site for further updates.

The power has been out in Chester since Wednesday evening. The PG&E website is showing power outages are affecting parts of Chester, Lake Almanor, and portions of Greenville, Crescent Mills, Taylorsville, and parts of the Feather River Canyon at this time. Feather Publishing has confirmed the power outages in Taylorsville and Susanville as of 6:20 a.m.  Power is also out in Susanville as of 10:00 a.m.

Chester is reporting 18" of new snow overnight, with 12" in Graeagle and just a couple of inches in Quincy. Send us your snow reports and photos.

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Roadbed on Round Valley Dam cracks

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/20/2010


    State officials asked Indian Valley Community Services District personnel to monitor cracks in the roadbed on the Round Valley Reservoir Dam after a recent inspection.
    The cracks show some movement there, reported Water Operations Manager Jesse Lawson, though he did not seem unduly concerned.

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