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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.

High Sierra boosts local economy - Attendees eat, drink and buy flip-flops

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
Customers sipping coffee and tucking into plates of bacon and eggs spilled out onto the street in front of Patti’s Thunder — a scene duplicated just a couple of blocks away in front of Pangaea and the Courthouse Café.

It was Monday morning, July 7, the day after the conclusion of the four-day High Sierra Music Festival. Cars lined Main Street as festivalgoers made one last stop before heading home, leaving in their wake tired business owners with full cash registers.

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Tickets available for annual beef feed

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer

Beef is what’s for dinner July 20 in the Portola City Park. Hosted by the Portola Volunteer Fire Department, the annual Barbecue Beef Feed will bring good food and a good time for the people of Portola.

From 5 to 8 p.m., the department will serve as much top sirloin, salad, breadsticks and beans as a person can eat. There will also be a cotton candy machine to provide dessert.

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Johnsville Cemetery tour raises funds for museum association

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
Colorful impersonations of illustrious residents of the historical Johnsville Cemetery were presented to more than 100 people June 28.

The fundraiser for the Plumas County Museum Association also included a tour of the Johnsville Catholic Church and historical downtown buildings, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Iron Door.

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Charter-district collaboration gears up for third year

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Marriages aren’t always easy, and the collaboration between Plumas Unified School District and Plumas Charter School has proven that statement out. When the partnership was created two years ago, of all the comparisons the partnership task force team made, then-assistant superintendent Bruce Williams said the partnership most resembled a marriage.

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Board acts to protect water rights for county residents

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

It would be costly and difficult to haul 7,000 gallons of water a week to the top of Indian Falls, but that’s what could happen if the state curtails the Dawn Institute’s water rights.

The Dawn Garden and the residents of Indian Falls are just some of the many local water users applying for an exemption from the state’s curtailment because a spring is their sole source of water.

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Valley rancher protests tax bill

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Beckwourth resident Dwight Ceresola doesn’t like his tax bill or the way the assessor’s office handled it, so he took his case to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors.

It had been so long since the supervisors presided over a tax hearing that Board Chairman Jon Kennedy had to consult a list of instructions that included the procedures for opening statements, evidence presentations, witnesses, cross examinations and closing arguments.

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