Lafferty reveals Plumas District Hospital upgrade plans
Proposal maintains Measure B cap on property taxes
Chief Executive Officer Doug Lafferty presented his proposal for a hospital upgrade to the Plumas District Hospital board April 5. The price tag on Lafferty’s proposal comes in at less than half of the ill-fated Measure A proposal: $9 – $10 million, with completion by fall 2013.
The previous hospital administration’s plan projected costs of $21.7 million and completion in December 2011. Officials at the time steadfastly maintained the project was bare bones.
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County supervisors, department leaders take benefit cuts
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to reduce benefits for themselves and other salaried county leaders last week.
Two weeks after county officers blasted the supervisors and budget officer Jack Ingstad for the pay cut process, the mood during the meeting Tuesday, April 3, was somewhat subdued.
Chairman Robert Meacher, who is leaving the board in December after 20 years on the job, broke a long silence after the vote.
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County could soon have two tourism marketing websites
Since the demise of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, local merchants and tourism providers have urged the county to fund a marketing website to help support their businesses.
Now it looks like the county could soon have two websites dedicated to attracting visitors.
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Community pleads to keep school open
Indian Valley Editor
Indian Valley residents have spurred themselves into action on a scale unseen before, so much so, that someone within the Plumas Unified School District felt it necessary to call the sheriff and ask for protection when the regular meeting was conducted Wednesday, March 28, in Greenville.
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Supervisors weigh jail prescription drug options
Sheriff Greg Hagwood called a decision the county supervisors are facing “a perfect dilemma.”
“I’m glad you have to make it and not me,” Hagwood told board members during their March 20 meeting.
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Portola woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for arson
A Portola woman who set her home on fire while her daughter was inside was sentenced Friday, March 23, to 10 years in state prison.
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