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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.

Supervisors spar over committee appointment

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
5/16/2012

 

Supervisor Terry Swofford told Supervisor Lori Simpson he was “pissed off” at her for questioning his integrity.

Swofford’s anger grew when Simpson laughed at him and said, “I’m sorry, but I’ve seen you in action. I don’t think you would represent us and be fair.”

Read more: Supervisors spar over committee appointment

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Lafferty unveils initial PDH upgrade details

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
5/16/2012

 

Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty revealed initial cost estimates and building plans to Plumas District Hospital directors and a handful of community members at a special board meeting May 10.

Lafferty said the hospital building is sound although it does require some seismic and safety upgrades, such as strapping and sprinklers.

Read more: Lafferty unveils initial PDH upgrade details

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Solar eclipse visible on May 20

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5/16/2012

Plumas and Lassen counties will be among the best seats in the house May 20 to view the first annular solar eclipse visible from the U.S. since 1994. A solar eclipse occurs only during a new moon when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow toward the earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is farther out in its orbit around the earth, making the moon appear slightly smaller than the sun, which creates a ring of sunlight around the edge. The center line of the eclipse path passes right through northeastern California, from Crescent City to Hallelujah Junction.

Read more: Solar eclipse visible on May 20

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Supervisors approve Belden festivals despite resident complaints

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
dmcdonald@plumasnews.com

 

The county approved permits for two more summer festivals at Belden Town Resort last week, but not before a Belden resident complained to the Board of Supervisors, alleging years of illegal activity at the festivals.

“They don’t follow the rules and you (supervisors) keep giving them permits,” said Darrel Smith during the board’s May 8 meeting. “You are just asking for trouble down there.”

Read more: Supervisors approve Belden festivals despite resident complaints

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Almanor West passes tax measure

Feather Publishing
5/9/2012

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.

Read more: Almanor West passes tax measure

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