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Voters defeat local tax measures

Plumas County voters defeated two local tax measures, while Portola residents selected a new city councilman yesterday.

Kathy Williams, the county’s chief elections official, said that voting and tabulating went smoothly Nov. 6.

“We were the first in the state to report,” she said. Her staff will spend today counting the provisional ballots and the vote-by-mail ballots that were dropped off at polling locations. Final results are expected by the end of the day.

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School board selects a new trustee

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Leslie Edlund, foreground, interviews with the Plumas Unified School District governing board to become its newest trustee during a special meeting Nov. 1. Edlund will replace Betty Moura whose term ends this month. PUSD Superintendent Micheline Miglis, left, and her assistant Patty McCutcheon listen as a school board member poses a question. Photo by Debra Moore

Plumas Unified School District’s newest trustee is the mother of two school-age children, a leading force in Quincy’s 7-11 committee, a five-year president of the elementary school’s parent cooperative, a classroom volunteer and fundraiser. She also works part-time for the Forest Service.

  “Being on the governing board takes a substantial amount of time … how will this time commitment impact your life?”

  That was the 13th and final question asked of Quincy resident Leslie Edlund during a special school board meeting Nov. 1. Edlund was the sole applicant to succeed Betty Moura, whose term on the school board ends this month.

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Time to put down the gun; Local investigator retires after 40 years

  On her first day of retirement, Linda Patton enjoyed breakfast in bed and watched the “Today” show — both real treats for this Quincy woman who has spent the past 40 years waking up and going to work for Plumas County, the last 20 as its welfare fraud investigator.

  “I loved my job, but I was just ready,” Patton said of her decision to retire.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle — this newspaper!

Recycling allxaIngrid Burke
Copy Editor
11/7/2012
 

  America Recycles Day is next Thursday, Nov. 15, and this is a perfect time to think about your recycling and sustainability habits. Are you incorporating the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra in your daily life? You bet you are, just by reading this newspaper!

  If you toss this paper into a recycling bin when you’re done with it instead of a garbage can, you’re saving trees and landfill space. But by buying the paper in the first place, you’re also providing a market for recycled goods: All Feather Publishing Co. newspapers are printed on paper with 40 percent or more recycled content. This is essential, because without a way to keep recycled materials in the production chain, recycling doesn’t do any good.

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All Plumas schools are open Friday

Feather Publishing
11/9/2012
6:30 a.m.
 

Plumas Unified School District called Feather Publishing this morning and advised that all schools including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning.

 

Buses in most areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays.

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