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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.

CSD general manager named Wastewater Operator of the Year

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
5/9/2014

Although the word “service” carries many different meanings, all of the definitions speak to the work wastewater operator Jesse Lawson has strived for in his life.

Through “acts of helpful activity,” “providing accommodation and activities to the public” and “supplying utilities required by the public,” Lawson, the general manager of Indian Valley Community Services District, earned the right to be called this year’s California Rural Water Association’s Wastewater Operator of the Year.

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Doctor shot in Reno rampage says officers saved her life

Feather Publishing
5/9/2014

A doctor critically injured during a Dec. 17, 2013, shooting rampage in Reno said last week that two Nevada police officers saved her life.

Dr. Christine Lajeunesse, 52, who had signed a contract to begin working in Plumas County, was one of three people shot by Alan Oliver Frazier at a Reno medical clinic.

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Plumas Audubon hosts Chester bird walk

Feather Publishing
5/9/2014

Plumas Audubon Society is hosting a river and meadow bird walk Saturday, May 10, in Chester.

Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Chester High School parking lot at the end of First Street. To carpool from Quincy meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m.

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Ballots for June election should arrive this week

Debra Moore

Staff Writer
5.9.2014

With less than a month to go before Election Day on June 3, ballots are in the mail and should be arriving at Plumas County residences this week.

“Anyone who doesn’t receive a ballot by May 9 should call this office,” said County Clerk Kathy Williams, who is the county’s chief elections official. The number to call is 283-6256.

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Support the Digging In kids and buy a gift for Mother’s Day

Feather Pbulishing
5/8/2014

Sierra Farmstead is hosting its annual Mother’s Day plant sale Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn at Greenville High School.

Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggie starts, flower baskets, fruit trees and berries will be offered. There will also be plant starts from the Greenville High School Garden.

Read more: Support the Digging In kids and buy a gift for Mother’s Day

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Yellow-legged frog to get federal protection

Feather Publishing
5/9/2014
 

Efforts to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog in Plumas County got a boost from the federal government last week.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada will be given protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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