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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

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Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget

June 16, 2011 – SACRAMENTO – In a YouTube video and veto message released today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that he will not sign Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98, which together comprise the state budget passed by the Legislature on June 15, 2011.

“I am returning Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 without my signature.”

Read more: Governor Brown Vetoes State Budget

 

EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO

Dan McDonald

Staff Writer

June 15, 2011 – The East Quincy Services District took another step in the process of ending its association with the Quincy Community Services District last week.

EQSD’s attorney, Bob Zernich, told the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) board, during its June 6 meeting at the Plumas County Courthouse in Quincy, that the decision to end the consolidation effort was simply a matter of money.

“There’s a lot of nonsense in the paper about why we’re doing it,” Zernich told the board. “It has nothing to do with bad feelings or bad karma. It has to do with money.”

Read more: EQSD pleads its case to LAFCO

 

Portola City manager to retire

Diana Jorgenson

Staff Writer

June 14, 2011 – At a special meeting June 7, City Manager Jim Murphy made the Portola City Council an offer it did not refuse.

“The council voted on the elimination of one full-time employee and that would be me. We call it the ‘without Jim’ option,” he joked, then explained. “My salary is the highest. I am the oldest and the closest to retirement.”

Murphy had presented several options to the council members: ways to balance the upcoming budget without resorting to the rate increases currently under review by an ad hoc committee.

Read more: Portola City manager to retire

 

New festival honors Jobe Taylor

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
6/11/2011

A new festival is being organized in Taylorsville for Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jobe Taylor Pioneer Day is named in honor of the town founder.

Organizer Debbie Allen has several activities arranged through different individuals and community organizations.

Read more: New festival honors Jobe Taylor

 

Save White Sulphur Springs Concert

Feather Publishing
6/10/2011

 

Call it historic, call it a cultural treasure, White Sulphur Springs looks to become a regional community center under the care and leadership of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council.

The Save White Sulphur Springs campaign hosts the third annual concert fundraiser Sunday, June 26. This year, the gathering will be at the famed White Sulphur Springs Ranch for the first time. The house and grounds will be open for tours and look-sees.

Read more: Save White Sulphur Springs Concert

 

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