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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Closure committee discuses layoffs, surveys, triggers

Jason TheobaldSchoolClz
Staff Writer
3/7/2012

“The community has been amazing and really stepped up to the plate,” said Chester area 7-11 Committee Chairwoman Traci Holt, and while the wintry weather might have kept some people from attending the Feb. 29 meeting, it did not keep those in attendance from discussing recent developments and issues.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, the layoff notices to full-time staff members, recently approved by the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) board of trustees, dominated the discussion.

Read more: Closure committee discuses layoffs, surveys, triggers

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PG&E proposes targeted rate reduction to promote economic development

Feather Publishing
3/7/2012

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently announced that it has asked state regulators for the right to offer a competitive electric rate to attract large employers to California and convince other large employers already in the state to maintain or expand their operations rather than leave.

Read more: PG&E proposes targeted rate reduction to promote economic development

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Number of residents using food stamps rises sharply

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/3/2012

The number of Plumas County families who rely on food stamp assistance has nearly doubled in two years.

Social Services Director Elliott Smart said the numbers show “the recessionary economy has not begun to recover” in the county.

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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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