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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Mountain lion sighted in Crescent Mills

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/21/2012

 

A mountain lion has been spotted two days in a row hunting in the Mount Hough Estates neighborhood and the surrounding area near Crescent Mills. This is the only one still living of seven lions spotted in Indian Valley communities since January.

Plumas County Sheriff Deputy Phil Shannon, a resident of that neighborhood, said that one person saw the body of a medium-sized dog in the lion’s mouth yesterday morning, when it ran across Highway 89 and up a hill.

Deputies have been unable to find anyone with a missing dog. "Could it have been a young deer?" Shannon wondered.

Read more: Mountain lion sighted in Crescent Mills

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County approves agreement for Lake Front development

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
updated 3/21/2012

When people start buying new houses again, the developer of a master-planned community on Lake Almanor wants to be ready to sell them.

On Tuesday, March 13, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved a development agreement with Lake Almanor Associates LP for a future community on the Lake Almanor Peninsula.

The Lake Front at Walker Ranch, which has been in the works since 2003, took another step toward becoming a reality thanks to the supervisors’ unanimous approval.

Read more: County approves agreement for Lake Front development

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Teacher layoff issue dominates school board meeting

Delaine FragnoliSchoolClz
Managing Editor
3/21/2012

 

How Plumas Unified School District and the Plumas County Office of Education will handle teacher layoffs was a top topic of discussion at the school board meeting March 15.

Bruce Williams, in his role as director of Human Resources, led off the discussion with a handout that walked through the district’s process, frequently asked questions, applicable parts of the education code and the district’s contract with the Plumas County Teachers Association.

Read more: Teacher layoff issue dominates school board meeting

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The hunt for Railroad Days volunteers continues

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/16/2012

Service organizations and businesses in Eastern Plumas County were invited to an early morning meeting March 8 at Jimmie’s Roadhouse 70 to discuss the future of Railroad Days.

Seventeen individuals showed up to indicate their interest and enthusiasm in retaining the yearly Portola event. Although the city of Portola has decreased its financial support for this year and can no longer underwrite the man-hours they have contributed in the past to set up and clean up, city representatives were on hand to show that they were still willing to help.

Read more: The hunt for Railroad Days volunteers continues

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