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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Future of Beckwourth-Genesee Road subject of public meeting

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
3/5/2012

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, a townhall meeting was held at the Portola library to discuss an environmental impact study that had been done on a proposed project affecting a 9-1/2-mile stretch of California Forest Highway 177, the Beckwourth-Genesee Road, and to get public feedback.

This project was initially requested by Plumas County in 2004.

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Yellow Creek restoration planned despite concern about impacts on trout

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/5/2012

Yellow Creek and the Humbug Valley are to be the newest recipients of the pond-and-plug restoration treatment, possibly as soon as this fall.

Plumas County Planning Director Randy Wilson signed a negative declaration after reviewing project plans and public comments in January.

Read more: Yellow Creek restoration planned despite concern about impacts on trout

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Board OKs teacher layoffs

Delaine Fragnoli
SchoolClzManaging Editor
2/29/2012

Plumas Unified School District board members voted unanimously Wednesday, Feb. 22, to lay off 32.5 full-time equivalent faculty positions in preparation for possible school closures and consolidations.

Bob Tuerck, of Quincy, took a long, hard pause before casting the first “aye” in the roll call vote.

Read more: Board OKs teacher layoffs

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Small town radio attracts international audience

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/29/2012

On May 12, 2011, Plumas Community Radio, KQNY 91.9 FM, broke several years of radio silence in Plumas County when it began broadcasting from a tiny office on Main Street in Quincy.

Less than a year later, via live streaming on kqny.org, out-of-towners have joined local listeners

Read more: Small town radio attracts international audience

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