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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Crash landing: Two Plumas County men are lucky to be alive after the small plane they were riding in crashed in the forest near Antelope Lake.
  • Happy and mad: Two senior residents offer opposite reviews after taking part in the Defensible Space Assistance Program offered by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.
  • Water restrictions: Quincy CSD customers are now obligated to restrict their outside water usage.

Could Plumas lose one of its high schools?

Linda Satchwell
Staff Writer

    Lisa Balbiani, vice principal and teacher at Greenville High School, addressed the school board Nov. 12 regarding her concerns over falling enrollment, scarcity of appropriate electives, student/staff safety, and a lack of resources for special education students, who are granted supplemental services under their individualized education plans.

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Ambulance services: still more questions than answers

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor

    Few residents turned out to hear the latest update about the future of ambulance services in Indian Valley.
    As promised, Indian Valley Ambulance Services Authority Chairman Guy McNett attended the Wednesday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Indian Valley Community Services District, though he said all negotiations had stopped temporarily.

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Breaking News: Storm buffets Peninsula blaze


10:30 a.m. 



  At approximately 9:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, firefighters from the Peninsula and Hamilton Branch fire protection districts were dispatched to a structure fire at 814 Peninsula Dr., inside the Lake Almanor Country Club gates.

  As the blaze grew in intensity, engines and personnel from both Chester and the Almanor West fire protection districts also responded.


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Early winter storm wreaks havoc on Plumas County

1:30 p.m.

Strong winds and heavy, often wet snow are causing problems across Plumas County.

PFPD Incident Commander reports PG&E crews are responding to trees and power lines down in Hamilton Branch area, 

Numerous vehicle accidents have been reported including one involving two trucks and a big rig that has Highway 147 completely blocked one mile east of Canyon Dam.

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H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic


 Plumas District Hospital will hold the first of two H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinics on Tuesday, November 24, announced PDH Pharmacist Dr. Rick Foster.  The clinic will take place from 10 am – 2 pm in the Quincy Family Medical Building on Bucks Lake Road next to the hospital.  An administration fee of $15, payable by cash or check, is due at the time of the clinic.

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Prescription drug ODs outnumber alcohol-related ones in Plumas County

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer

    If you asked a group of your average Plumas residents what the largest cause of intoxication-related deaths in the county has been this year, excluding suicide, most people would probably guess it was DUI crashes involving alcohol.
    If you gave them a hint and said it actually involved drugs they might guess that meth-related incidents would be the answer because methamphetamine is considered by many to be the largest hard-drug problem in the county and country.

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