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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

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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Quincy hosts High Sierra Music Festival

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A crowd of people gathers to listen to the opening band on the grandstand stage of the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds last weekend. Thousands of music lovers made their way into Quincy for the festival. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor
7/11/2014

The quiet, sleepy town of Quincy woke up last week, and stayed up all hours of the night.

The High Sierra Music Festival returned to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds for its 16th year in Quincy and its 24th year overall last weekend, and brought an estimated 10,000 festivalgoers along.

The festival brought some big acts this year, including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Widespread Panic and Lord Huron. Music was playing practically nonstop with artists rotating between three stages.

Read more: Quincy hosts High Sierra Music Festival

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Discussion of Indian Valley biomass plant continues

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
7/10/2014

Over the past couple years Sierra Institute for Community and Environment has flirted with the idea of establishing a biomass plant in Indian Valley; and it appears like it may soon become a reality.

Over a year has passed since the subject was open for public discussion during the Indian Valley Community Services District’s June meeting, Sierra Institute’s executive director Jonathan Kusel broached the subject once more.

Read more: Discussion of Indian Valley biomass plant continues

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Canadian man dies in motorcycle accident

Feather Publishing
7/9/2014


A 62-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 8, near Bucks Lake.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Blair David Imrie, of Goldstream, British Columbia, was killed after he crashed his bike on a curve.

Read more: Canadian man dies in motorcycle accident

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