School board votes to keep GHS open; other schools to close
In a unanimous vote May 9, the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of trustees voted to keep Greenville High School (GHS) open, with current staff levels. The decision was later clarified as the discussion of whether or not to integrate with Plumas Charter School was addressed.
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Almanor West passes tax measure
Voters in the West Almanor Community Services District overwhelmingly passed a tax assessment in a special election May 8.
Out of a total of 210 ballots cast, 173 (82.38 percent) voted in favor of the measure, and 37 (17.62 percent) voted against it.
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Plumas-Eureka State Park opens for the season
Saturday, May 19, marks the long-awaited reopening of Plumas-Eureka State Park in Johnsville. After a year of closure, and the threat of permanent shuttering, park staff and volunteers are eager to once again serve the visiting public at northeastern California’s only state park.
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Portola teen rises to new heights in ‘Hairspray’
When 18-year-old Jennifer Wright steps on stage, her biggest fan will be in the audience.
“My mom is always saying, ‘You’re going to do this. You’re going to do well,’” Wright said.
“This” is the lead role in “Hairspray,” the Feather River College production that runs May 9 – 13 at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.
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County emergency responders get support from sheriff’s office
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is spreading the wealth.
Last week the department doled out more than $80,000 worth of new high-tech equipment to more than a dozen of the county’s emergency responders.
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Portola council asks staff to forego raises Says yes to new fire equipment
The Portola City Council will continue to rely on temporary employees to get work done and will ask its permanent employees to forego cost of living and step pay increases.
Those were just two of the decisions that the City Council made during its 2012-13 budget workshop May 2.
Read more: Portola council asks staff to forego raises Says yes to new fire equipment