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Sheriff agrees to postpone layoffs until after election

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/12/2012

It took some persistence, but Supervisor Jon Kennedy extracted a promise from Sheriff Greg Hagwood that he would not lay off any deputies – at least until after the November election.

That’s when voters will decide whether to pass two local tax measures – an increase in the transient occupancy tax and a sales tax hike that would bolster the county’s general fund and perhaps provide more funding for law enforcement

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County to issue layoff notices

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/12/2012

 

In their continuing attempt to balance the budget, the Plumas County Supervisors ordered layoff notices be sent to four county employees.

“I hate this,” said Supervisor Lori Simpson said during the board’s Sept. 4 meeting.

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Eagle Lake trout up for endangered species review

Feather Publishing
9/12/2012

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it will review the status of Eagle Lake trout to determine whether listing under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) may be warranted.

The announcement follows a finding that a petition seeking to protect the fish under the ESA and other information available indicates that listing may be warranted.

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County seeks share of Moonlight settlement

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/12/2012

When thousands of acres went up in smoke during the 2007 Moonlight Fire, so did the potential for millions of dollars in revenue for Plumas County roads and schools.

Now the county is taking action to recoup some of that loss — $7,028,664 to be specific.

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