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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.

-Headline News

Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/28/2011

 

Five hundred Plumas County residents may be eligible for no-cost health insurance thanks to a new program announced last week.

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) said Dec. 21 it would expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34 mostly rural California counties, including Plumas County, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Read more: Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents

 

Chester schools receive $30k from donor

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
12/28/2011

 

This past November proved to be a remarkable month for Chester’s public schools. In the span of seven days, the schools received two monetary donations from the same individual totaling $30,000.

Kenneth Worsham, a seasonal resident of Prattville who has been coming to Lake Almanor for the past 20 years, earmarked his donations for two specific funds.

Read more: Chester schools receive $30k from donor

 

Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/28/2011

 

There’s no evidence that cloud seeding has negative effects on the environment or public health. But more research should be done.

That’s what an advisory committee told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Read more: Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding

 

Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
Updated 12/27/2011

An early morning blaze just days before Christmas has left a Portola family of eight with one dead, six injured and their home destroyed.

Fire broke out in the mobile home at 417 W. Plumas Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 12:15 a.m., quickly engulfing the home and spreading to mobile homes on either side.

Read more: Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers

 

Boy’s helping hands rewarded

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
12/21/2011

 

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies pulled Greenville Elementary student Kyle Hitson out of a lineup of his classmates last week.

Deputy Phil Shannon and his wife, Che Shannon, also a sheriff’s office employee, stood on either side of Hitson and turned him to face the assembled students.

Read more: Boy’s helping hands rewarded

 

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