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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.

Victim’s wife left homeless: Victim may have been suffering from withdrawal

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

 

The officer-involved shooting June 19 at Evergreen Motel and RV Park outside Quincy left one man dead and his wife homeless. Janet Cass, 50, identified the shooting victim as her husband, Dennis Jason William Majewski, 36.

In the course of an hour, Cass lost her husband, her home and virtually all of her belongings. She is temporarily staying at the Gold Pan Lodge.

“I need help,” Cass said Friday, June 22, “with little things. And for donations and stuff to get him cremated.”

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Railroad Days is back on track

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

Problems that threatened to derail this year’s Railroad Days celebration have been overcome, and a scaled-down event is planned for Aug. 17-19.

“It’s good news,” City Manager Leslie Tigan told the city council during a meeting earlier this month.

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Watershed projects up for final review

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/27/2012

 

Several watershed projects planned by the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management group, of the Plumas Corporation, are on hold for a final review by the executive committee  Wednesday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The projects were put on hold in April, after a special meeting to review the structure and processes of the organization, which is comprised of several state and county agencies and organizations.

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Farmers call it the ‘most fun’ market to attend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

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Jeff Kamper of K&J Orchards helps customers who flock to the busy produce stand. Photo by Debra Moore

Shoppers venture there for the fresh fruits and vegetables, but the vendors go because it’s fun.

“This is the most fun for me by far,” said winemaker Grant Raney about Romano’s Farmers Market at Sierra Valley Farms.

Read more: Farmers call it the ‘most fun’ market to attend

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Congress set to extend Secure Rural Schools

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Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
6/28/2012

 

UPDATE 6/29/2012 — Congress passed the transportation bill, including the Secure Rural School provisions, Friday, June 29. The bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Original Story — Congress is expected to vote Friday, June 29, on a bill that includes an extension of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The extension moved one step closer to reauthorization Wednesday when House and Senate conference committee members reached a compromise on the nation’s transportation bill. The SRS extension is part of the transportation bill.

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