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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.

Board postpones decision - Teachers vote no confidence

Delaine FragnoliSchoolClz
Managing Editor
2/15/2012

 

As their Feb. 8 meeting stretched toward 10:30 p.m., members of the Plumas Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to postpone a decision on teacher layoffs until a special meeting Feb. 22.

Bret Cook made the motion. “Given the comments we’ve heard tonight,” he said, “I think it would give the public more confidence” if the vote were postponed.

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Good faith and a few good punches: Indian Valley fights back

Alicia KnadlerSchoolClz
Indian Valley Editor
2/15/2012

 

Good faith and a few good punches, that’s what Indian Valley School Closure and Consolidation Committee members hit Plumas Unified School District directors and administration with last week.

Chairwoman Centella Tucker compiled a list of questions and an interim report to the district, a prelude to what they will present next month, when trustees and administrators converge in Greenville for their regular meeting.

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Flying into history; Forest Service brings ‘Tuskegee Airmen’ to Quincy

Mona Hill
Staff Writer
2/14/2012

In a case of who you know, not what, five of seven surviving pilots from the Tuskegee Airmen are coming to Quincy Feb. 29.

The U.S. Forest Service is sponsoring the visit for Black History Month: Black Women in American History and Culture.

Forest Civil Rights Officer Sonya Jones’ friendship with Edith Roberts, widow of George “Spank” Roberts, brought about the unique opportunity.

Read more: Flying into history; Forest Service brings ‘Tuskegee Airmen’ to Quincy

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