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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Tickets available for annual beef feed

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
7/16/2014

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.

Read more: Tickets available for annual beef feed

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Johnsville Cemetery tour raises funds for museum association

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/16/2014
 
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.

Read more: Johnsville Cemetery tour raises funds for museum association

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Charter-district collaboration gears up for third year

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
7/15/2014

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
7/14/2014

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.

Read more: Board acts to protect water rights for county residents

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Valley rancher protests tax bill

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/13/2014

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.

Read more: Valley rancher protests tax bill

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County leaders cite low pay as reason for employee turnover

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
7/12/2014

County employees continue to switch departments, resulting in more open positions.

During the July 1 meeting, the Plumas County supervisors approved hiring requests and listened to pay rate concerns.

Read more: County leaders cite low pay as reason for employee turnover

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