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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

School board respectfully disagrees with grand jury report

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

  The 2012 grand jury findings regarding student safety blasted Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) and Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) boards of education for their failure to conduct and consider safety-related issues.

  In a collective response to the report, the board (five residents from the county’s five districts are elected and serve four-year terms on both boards) “respectfully disagreed” with the two primary areas of concern of the Plumas County grand jury report: student safety and hiring practices in regards to the superintendent position.

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Leaf-peepers get ready for another ‘Awesome Autumn’

Feather Publishing

  Summer is officially over now and Plumas County’s fabulous fall color show is about to start! The Plumas County Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council is carrying on the annual Awesome Autumn promotion started by the Plumas County Visitors Bureau years ago.

  This promotion has helped increase tourism throughout the county and brought worldwide exposure to local forests and communities. A huge market of nature-oriented tourists and photographers is continuing to bring revenue to the county.

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Losses from Chips Fire continue to mount

  The running total on losses caused by the Chips Fire is continuing to rise.

  “As the board is aware there are significant impacts to Plumas County across many, many sectors,” Jerry Sipe, director of the Office of Emergency Services, told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during their Sept. 18 meeting.

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Counterfeit money discovered in Quincy, Cromberg

  Plumas County merchants are warned to be on the lookout for fake money after as many as four counterfeit bills were reportedly discovered this week.

  The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said Plumas Bank reported receiving bogus bills on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Read more: Counterfeit money discovered in Quincy, Cromberg

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Collins Pine workers vote to strike

  Representatives of the Carpenter’s Industrial Council Local 3074 met Sept. 19 in the Almanor Recreation Center in Chester for the purpose of offering crewmembers an explanation to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (labor agreement) proposed by the Collins Pine Company and the agreement proposed by the Union Council.

Mike Wood, the business representative for Local 3074, explained the parliamentary process of the meeting and verified that the members did participate in what is termed a “strike vote”.

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