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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 voice concern over school closures

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
1/25/2012

Plumas County leaders want to have a say about the fate of the county’s schools.

At their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, the county’s Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to the Plumas Unified School District requesting some communication.

The school district has outlined its recommendations for school closures and faculty layoffs for the 2012-13 academic year.

Read more: Supervisors voice concern over school closures

 

Water district adds amphibious vehicle to its arsenal

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
1/25/2012
Argo
As you drive through Hamilton Branch you may notice an odd looking yellow vehicle parked in front of the Hamilton Branch Community Services District office. This is the district’s new amphibious vehicle, an Argo 6x6 650 HD. It should make servicing the community’s spring during the winter much easier than it has been in the past.
Photo by Jason Theobald

Read more: Water district adds amphibious vehicle to its arsenal

 

County-community landscape project is blossoming

M. Kate West
Chester Editor
1/25/2012

The new Almanor Recreation Center (ARC) in Chester has, from its early beginnings, received tremendous community support — support that continues to grow with each passing day.

The first big step in this collaboration began with the efforts of Gini Natali to form an unfunded recreation district in the Lake Almanor Basin. A diamond of the first water when it came to community advocacy, Natali had learned of the potential of funding that would come to every recognized recreational district in the state of California.

Read more: County-community landscape project is blossoming

 

Restoring Last Chance and Red Clover: Public comments sought

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
1/25/2012

Controversial watershed restoration projects will be explained to the public Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in the clubroom at the Indian Valley Museum in Taylorsville.

Local ranchers and water rights holders garnered support from county supervisors last year, so more of an effort at public outreach and a Plan B in case of unexpected water shortages are now required.

Read more: Restoring Last Chance and Red Clover: Public comments sought

 

Lassen County supervisor faces second recall campaign

Sam Williams
Lassen News Editor
1/25/2012

Jack Hanson, Lassen County’s District 4 supervisor, faces a second recall campaign.

Hanson said the grounds for the recall were similar to those in the first recall effort that failed last month, so his response would be similar.

Read more: Lassen County supervisor faces second recall campaign

 

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