Holiday events schedule throughout Plumas County
Quincy: Turkey Trot 5K (3.2 miles) run/walk, FRC soccer field. Pre-registration, $20, ends Nov. 20; race day registration, $25, begins at 8:30 a.m.; race at 9:30. Register online at active.com or call 283-5508 for more information. All proceeds go to Tru Community.
Quincy: Elks Thanksgiving Dinner, Elks Lodge, 3 p.m. for veterans, Elks, Elk widows, friends, guests or anyone who has no one to share the day with. Reservations are required, by Nov. 23. To reserve, Bill at 281-6448 or Pat at 832-4759. Donations accepted but not required.
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Opponents file to limit hospital bonds
“The gauntlet was thrown down” Nov. 16, according to Plumas District Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Hathaway.
That day, Skip Alexander and attorney Robert Zernich, along with Bob Herr, Dennis Clemens and Martin Brutlag, began the process to have an initiative election that would effectively limit property tax payments for PDH’s Measure A bonds to $50 per $100,000 of assessed home value.
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Social services see prescription drug abuse as part of a complex of problems
Last week’s article focused on the law enforcement perspective on prescription drug abuse, addiction and misuse, which provides a good foundation for understanding the problem, but history and Plumas law enforcement leaders indicate cops are only part of the solution and usually only get to see part of the problem.
The California Highway Patrol usually becomes aware of drug abuse when someone makes a mistake behind the wheel. Sheriff’s officers encounter these issues as part of other problems, or when someone ends up in the emergency room.
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Could Plumas lose one of its high schools?
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
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
M. Kate West Chester Editor 11/20/2009
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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