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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Supervisors approve first round of music festivals

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2014

 

Music festival season begins soon and the Board of Supervisors approved the first two requests, both from Belden Town.

During their April 8 meeting the supervisors heard details about “Emissions,” to be held May 16 – 18, and “Raindance,” scheduled for June 6 – 9.

Belden resident Darrel Smith, who is not enamored with the local music festivals because of fire and public safety issues, voiced his opposition via letter.

Read more: Supervisors approve first round of music festivals

 

Local commission opposed to trout-removal plan

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to preserve yellow-legged frog critical habitat by removing the brook trout from Gold Lake in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area.
Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
4/17/2014
 
 

Which came first, the fish or the frog?

In the case of a Plumas County lake, the state says the water belongs to the native frogs. The fish will have to go.

The state’s plan caught the local Fish and Game Commission by surprise earlier this month. And the local board wasn’t happy about it.

The commission’s board members voted unanimously to oppose the California Department of Fish and Wildlife plan designed to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog.

Read more: Local commission opposed to trout-removal plan

 

Water bottle filling station installed on college campus

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
4/17/2014

 

If you’ve ever tried to fill up your water bottle at a water fountain or sink, you know that it is a long and often impossible process. Now, however, a brand new eco-friendly bottle-filling hydration station is on campus at Feather River College to make the task easier and faster.

The hydration station was made possible by efforts of the Student Environmental Association and its advisor, Darla DeRuiter, director of the environmental studies program.

Read more: Water bottle filling station installed on college campus

 

Local environmental lawyer offers water presentation

Feather Publishing
4/16/2014
 

The public is invited to attend a presentation by Michael Jackson, entitled “California’s Water Issues: Meeting California’s Water Needs Despite a Shrinking Water Supply.”

Read more: Local environmental lawyer offers water presentation

 

Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
4/15/2014

 

A Chester business owner said last week that his business was the latest target of a predatory attorney looking to cash in on possible Americans with Disabilities Act noncompliance.

M&M Mini Mart owner Bill Cofer said the situation began when a woman in a wheelchair supposedly arrived in a specially equipped van and then entered his business to shop.

Read more: Chester businessman says attorney looking for ADA violations

 

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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

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New class plans paddle fest

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Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

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