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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.

County Mental Health director resigns

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/13/2015

Plumas County Mental Health Director Peter Livingston offered his resignation last week. After some discussion, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted it.

Livingston, who has been leading the department for 15 months, agreed to stay on as interim director for three months to help the county with a transition plan. Add a comment

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Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/13/2015

From what their constituents thought about the state of Jefferson to the need to hire more staff, the supervisors discussed a number of topics Feb. 3.

But the first meeting in February was shorter and less controversial than the last meeting in January when the board discussed not only the formation of a new state, but the effort to establish a tourism improvement district, and listened to a church leader suggest that a supervisor had practiced religious discrimination.
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Read more: Supervisors tackle varied topics during first meeting in February

‘Movin’ on up’ real estate momentum builds confidence in local economies

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A reported increase in high-end home sales forecasts brighter days for local economies. Photos courtesy Dickson Realty
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
2/12/2015


If home sales are any indication of how the economy is doing, Klondike-like days could be making a comeback in Plumas County.

Area Realtors say luxury real estate struck gold in 2014 with numerous homes selling for more than $1 million.

The Lake Almanor real estate market saw 11 luxury home sales over $1 million, and four of those sold for more than $2 million, according to Jay Sabelman, who owns Lake Almanor Brokers. Add a comment

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No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County

Lori Pini
Health Education Coordinator
2/11/2015

Even though there have been no cases of measles reported in Plumas County, the Disneyland measles outbreak should be a concern to all of us, with the numbers of infected individuals growing almost daily.

As of Jan. 28, 98 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. Eighty-two live in California and two-thirds of those were associated with the Disneyland outbreak. Some school districts in Southern California are now preventing unimmunized children from attending class.
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Read more: No cases of measles have yet been reported in Plumas County

Local women start ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ sewing group

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Gretchen Miller (left) and Ginger Stratford are coordinating a local sew group that is part of the “Dress a Girl Around the World” project. Here they display dress kits they have put together for the sew group and others who may be interested in working on the project. Photos by M. Kate West
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
2/11/2015

In October 2014 Ginger Stratford, Gretchen Miller, Elena Sanders and Barbara Scally attended a Wesleyan Women’s Retreat at Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe.

“One of the offered workshops was a project called ‘Dress a Girl Around the World,’ sponsored by Hope 4 Women International,” said Stratford.

“Gretchen and myself are both avid seamstresses and the idea of clothing and sewing totally appealed to us.

“Upon entering the workshop we looked at the informational materials and upon reading the phrase, ‘Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress and you made it’ — we were hooked,” she said. Add a comment

Read more: Local women start ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ sewing group


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